Mark Rimmell (markrimmell) wrote,
Mark Rimmell
markrimmell

Further to my post about the switches...

I was talking to Mr North this morning about them. He suggested if I did want to use them for 220-240 volt AC I could use a relay. This had occurred to me before and I nearly did this when fitting up lighters in the living room that were operated by a vintage switch. In the end I ran them on 12v DC.

However back to the point I wanted to make... These days, due to us having living in a "Nanny State", we are not permitted to work on our own mains electric. Imagine if I called up one of the fools (I've employed 'em before and they are fools*) who is permitted to work on the mains and asked him to wire up 6 vintage switches via solid state relays to operate mains equipment safely? They wouldn't have a clue. I could do it no problem, could of done it when I was 10!

I guess I'll just run them off a transformer stepped down to 12v.
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