Interesting idea that I never thought of! I may have to resort to that, or go with unlighted switches, unless my current option works out.missing_link wrote:Your sketch should work, But if you use a cell phone charger on the BCS side of the SSR, you can get nicer lighted switches to switch the 5v and trigger the SSR.
You'd power the switch with the cell phone charger and use the switch to trigger the SSR. This allows you to use much thinner wire also.
My current option is to use lighted switches which in theory, are rated for 125v, 16amps. I say "in theory" because I purchased them from "Radio Shack - You've got questions, we've got blank stares". There's no pinout or wiring schematic on the package. When I asked the counter drone if he knew anything about it, his response was "um, we're not technicians, we really don't know much about that stuff". Hmm, so I say "What about the "you've got questions, we've got answers" motto?" "Well, not THOSE kind of answers. You might try checking google" which is apparently Radio Shack's new product documentation system.
Anyway, heres a pic. It has three pins marked 1, 2, 3. Next to the third pin it appears to say "+ -". Anyone have any idea how to wire this?