Voltage rating on ss/tube rectifier switch?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by itsGiusto, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. itsGiusto

    itsGiusto Tele-Meister

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    Sorry, this might be a dumb question. I'd assume that we'd want the switch to be rated at whatever voltage the rectifiers puts out in DC (450 for a 5E3)? The only reason I'm confused is in Robrob's site, it says you can use a 250v switch, so I thought I'd double check:
    https://robrobinette.com/Generic_Tube_Amp_Mods.htm#Rectifier_Switch

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  2. corliss1

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    Fender used those 250V carling switches for years and years and years.

    As long as you don't go with one of those mini switches where the contacts really are super close internally, you're probably good.

    OR........don't use a standby as they have no practical purpose ;)
     
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    The voltage across the terminals is only 10 to 60 volts so even a micro switch will do fine.
     
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    Interesting, so when they say the voltage rating on the switch, then it's not the voltage relative to ground (connecting to the switch through contact to the chassis), but voltage across the switch terminals?
     
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