Re: Change Electric Penthouse switch?
Sportsmobile used to supply power switches that stay latched when pressed (not "momentary"), at least in the top "lower" position.
When I bought my van in 2004, I asked about a latching switch, and they gave me one of these old switches of theirs. I finally swapped the latching switch into place last year in my van, and I totally love not having to sit there holding it when packing up camp.
So, yes, the system must be designed with limit switches to automatically stop the motors when the top is fully down. I've left my switch in the "lower" position for days. I would guess it is the same way for the "raise" position.
Sportsmobile told me they did not supply switches that stay latched when the "raise" position, because the top motors are geared low enough that they can easily destroy the top of your van if you forget to unlatch your top. (I've come close to doing that.)
Nonetheless, I've been tempted to find a switch that latches in both directions, but perhaps with some kind of safety cover or hidden interlock. My disaster scenario is some little child knocking the switch into "raise" position when I'm not looking, or even an adult thinking it's a light switch. I like your sign, 4MacFam, but I have a 3-year-old monkeychild who doesn't read yet.