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Old 09-24-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Pilot Lighted Switches

I have two standard switches to turn on the water heater...one is for gas operation ..the other is for electric. How can I wire i lighted pilot switch to replace these switches. I then can see when the switch is in the on position.

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Lighted 120VAC household switches are common. The problem is RV switchboxes are shallower than household ones. If you are lucky enough to have a household switchbox in your RV, use a household lighted switch, they are normally lighted when off, if you desire lighted when on- just switch the hot neutral wires. Lighted 12VDC switches are also common, found in any automotive store.

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I bought a couple of "neon LED" lights at radio shack, drilled a hole in the switch plate, and wired them into my water heater and engine heater switches so i can easily tell when they are on.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:34 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Ron MB View Post
I have two standard switches to turn on the water heater...
Standard switches??? Is that "standard" RV switches or "standard" house switches?
If RV, several of our sponsors have a switch that also has a light that is on when switch is on. The gas switch turns on/off a 12 volt system. The electric system should be 120 volts
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Sounds like the switches he put in were for 120 volt circuits so he used house standard.

Me.. I do 12 volt switches.
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