I need this to be easily installed into an existing sheet metal control panel. That limits me to switches with circular mounting holes. I prefer solder lugs, but that's negotiable.End Result
I'm making an electric start system for a generator. Of the 3 circuits in the 3PDT switch, the first is being used to switch power on/off to the arduino. The other 2 circuits are used to direct an existing switch on generator's control panel between the stock wiring harness and the arduino. So here's how the circuit works:
switch ON - arduino is on, the stock switch on the generator is routed to the arduino
switch OFF - arduino is off, the stock switch on the generator is routed to the factory wiring harness
I could use a basic SPST switch and a 3PDT relay, but I'm finding that to be more expensive.
A little more searching has turned up these switch plates
. They're nice and also affordable. The drawback is that they are for 12mm threads. Swtiches with 12mm threads are pretty big for this application and much more expensive ($8.51) than the 6mm versions ($1.45). I would really like to find the switch plates for the 6mm switches.
Thanks for looking.