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What rating for kill switch?

Posted by jason_jordan at September 05. 2017
Hi folks I'm intending to add a hidden kill switch to the ignition circuit on my Dommi and think I have found the ideal switch for the job. It is certainly the right size physically and is both weather and vibration proof. It is rated as follows and I would be grateful for input from those in the know as to whether or not it is up to spec as I admit my understanding of electronics is limited. Max. current/voltage rating with resistive load: 400 mA 32 VAC - 100 mA 48 VDC Much obliged as always, J.

Re: What rating for kill switch?

Posted by robert_tuck at September 05. 2017

Does not sound as if enough current capacity for a coil system.Does your bike have points? .

Re: What rating for kill switch?

Posted by jason_jordan at September 06. 2017
Hi Robert It does have points. A colleague suggested today 2-3amp rating possibly. Does that sound about right?

Re: What rating for kill switch?

Posted by Alan Osborn at September 11. 2017

Previously jason_jordan wrote:

Hi Robert It does have points. A colleague suggested today 2-3amp rating possibly. Does that sound about right?


Not quite, coil ignition takes 2-3 Amps but you always need a but of safety/headroom so I would suggest that you have at least a 5Amp toggle switch as your kill switch with some decent connectors to it.

Re: What rating for kill switch?

Posted by jason_jordan at September 11. 2017
Cheers Robert. 5 amp it is.
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