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Old 08-20-2017, 11:37 PM   #1
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Small Switch Panel: Suggestions Needed

I need to install a SPST power switch for my new stove.

Since I need to install a switch, I'm thinking I might want to go whole hog and install a small panel with a rocker switch, USB power, and a digital volt meter. It wouldn't hurt to have a second rocker switch for future use--the switch panel is going to be in a handy location, and I'm using 8 awg wire, so there will be more than enough power for a roof fan or anything else.

So: I'm looking for a quality panel with one to three rocker switches, a couple of USB ports, and a digital volt meter. I prefer no indicator lights, because I find them obnoxious, but if the panel has lights, they should be very low key.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!!!
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:48 AM   #2
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check out Blue Sea, they have all of that and more. Switches, Meters, USB, Panel blanks, etc. You can always get a piece of heavy gauge plastic and carefully lay out your components and cut the mounting holes. Find what you like on their site and hunt around amazon and ebay for the best deals.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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Two places I've had bookmarked (but have never used).

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Old 08-21-2017, 09:36 PM   #4
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Thanks so much, Herb!!!
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There are zillions of these type of things on ebay.....here's two....

6 GANG ROCKER SWITCH PANEL CAR MARINE BOAT CIRCUIT LED BREAKER+VOLTMETER+2 USB | eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-1-3-Gan...RXxulZ&vxp=mtr

It should be very straightforward to replace these Chinese illuminated switches with non-illuminated Carling switches....That would get potentially higher quality switches installed that don't have lights. They should drop right in, same hole size.
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I need to install a SPST power switch for my new stove. I'm using 8 awg wire, so there will be more than enough power for a roof fan or anything else.Thanks!!!
I wondering what kind of load you are powering that requires 8ga wire? Depending on wire type, 8ga is good for 40 or more amps. Anyway, don't forget to fuse the wire at the source (your house batteries?) Also, make sure that what ever switches you end up with, are rated for 40A so that you can physically attach a #8 wire to the terminals. If the switch is a typical 15amp unit, the terminals will be too small for your big wire. Then you will have to run the #8 to a buss bar, then run the smaller 15amp wire to the switch (fused again for the smaller wire size) Bluesea's makes several fused buss bars for this purpose.
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