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Wiring 4 Pin LED Rocker Switch

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Posted: May†30, 2015 at 9:44 AM / IP Logged  
Hello, I'm trying to wire a LED lighted SPST rocker switch for a washdown pump. The switch is a 4 terminal switch, lighted when on. It came with zero instructions or diagrams on how to install it. I checked continuity with a ohm meter and here is what I got. Terminals 1&2 have continuity all the time on or off. When on there is continuity between all 4 terminals. I can use it as a simple on off switch but I can't connect a ground anywhere. ??? I don't see anywhere else it switch would ground. Below is the specs where I bought it. Also, there is no help from the seller.
HOT SYSTEMô 12V Waterproof LED Lights Switch
- Material: Plastic
- Polarity: SPST
- Light source: LED
- Case Color: Black
- LED Light color: Blue
- Switch Operation: ON-OFF
- Voltage Rating: 12V 20A DC, 24V 10A DC
- Dimension: 2.4 x 4.9 x 4.9cm
- Stable brightness, Does not generate heat
- Made from sturdy material that ensures long lasting durability, facilitate easy installation
- Waterproof electrical panels with rocker switches to ensure waterproof integrity
- For use in a variety of applications including cars, boats, motorcycles, electronics
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Posted: May†31, 2015 at 10:38 AM / IP Logged  
OK, I finally solved the puzzle. This inexpensive switch will only light when used with AC power. I searched another supplier to find this out.
LED lighted DPST OFF/ON Boat Car Rocker Switch
16A / 250V AC
The Switch can be used for DC circuit.
But the led can not light when your used for DC.
The led only can light when you used for AC 110 -AC 240V
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Posted: November†03, 2016 at 10:54 AM / IP Logged  
I ran into this same problem.
They were advertised as Automotive / Marine switches but I could not get the LEDs to work on DC current.

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