When it comes to connecting a 12v switch, there are a few options to choose from. You can either use a traditional, household style switch, or you can go with a more modern switch that has a number of design choices and functionality. Ultimately, which switch you choose will depend on what you are trying to accomplish and the specific application.
Toggle switches are a common type of switch used in vehicles and many other applications because they can be easily manipulated to quickly turn on or off various devices, such as headlights and indicator lights. Toggle switches have a hinge, handle, or lever that can be toggled to activate or deactivate the electrical contact attached to it.
Often the switch is designed to be connected directly to the power source, but it can also be connected to a wire on the power supply. This is the most common way to connect a toggle switch, and it works well for most applications.
In order to wire a toggle switch, you will need to first understand the basics of how switches work. This includes the function of a switch, how it can actuate or make an electrical contact, and how to determine which terminals are common, normally open, and normally closed.
Once you have this knowledge, you can begin wiring the switch and connecting it to your light or other device. The process is easy and will take a little practice.
Start by looking at the datasheet on your switch. This will tell you what the terminals are, where they are positioned, and how the pins on each end of the switch are connected to each other. It will also tell you how to wire a switch to a load.
The most basic way to wire a switch is to simply connect the two wires from one load to the terminals on each end of the switch. Then you will connect the two wires from the other load to the remaining terminals on the switch.
If you have multiple lights, it is a good idea to run each wire from a different light to a separate lever nut. This will ensure that each individual light is receiving power.
Next, you will want to connect each switch to the lights it is controlling. You can do this by using a spade connector or by running each wire from the switch to the light directly.
To do this, you will need a 12v distribution panel. This will provide a place to connect the power from the fuse block and the 12v battery to each light.
From here, you will need to hook the positive and negative wires from the switch into the appropriate connections on your LED light. These connections will then send power to the LED light when the switch is flipped.
Then you can turn the lights on or off as needed. This is a great option for putting the lights on and off at a specific time, such as when you are cooking or getting ready in the evening. This also helps to save energy as lights only turn on when it is necessary and turn off when it is not.