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4 Wire Switch Swap

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Forum Name: Marine Electronics
Forum Discription: Boat Stereos, Security, Navigation, Lights, Switches, Gauges, etc.
Printed Date: September 29, 2022 at 3:38 PM

Topic: 4 Wire Switch Swap

Posted By: savagetusk
Subject: 4 Wire Switch Swap
Date Posted: July 16, 2020 at 12:38 AM

I am trying to figure out a way to swap a 4 wire plug to another 4 wire plug and the same with another at the same time. Kind of a flip flop. See the diagram and let me know if the is possible. Thanks! posted_image


Posted By: eguru
Date Posted: July 16, 2020 at 6:53 AM
More details please. By "swap" do you mean "connect"?
Perhaps pictures of the connectors would help.

Posted By: savagetusk
Date Posted: July 16, 2020 at 11:59 AM
I'll try to get some pictures tonight. This is for the electric throttle on a jetski and the IBR. My wife likes them swapped because she broke her wrist but I prefer the standard setup. I can physically swap the plug connections but I'm trying to see if there is a way to swap the 2 connections with a switch of some sort. This would not be on the fly and be stored inside the hull so the engine would be off when switching. From the engine there is a 4 wire plug that goes to the throttle and one that goes to the IBR..if that helps explain my drawing.

Posted By: eguru
Date Posted: July 17, 2020 at 8:23 PM
So you basically need to swap 8 wires (or less if there are common grounds or 12V going to the 2 controls).

an 8 pole double throw switches could do the job. Does it need tp be water resistant?

Something like this (but possibly needing to be water resistant)


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