Originally Posted by OldCoot
A 110v switch that can't be used to switch 110v on and off? I find that a little preposterous.
I have been in the commercial and residential electric business for over 45 years. That is my credentials.
Their are switches that can handle on and off with load (wattage) and ones that are not load switches. This Chinese toggle switch in our rigs is junk and do not have sufficient contacts size nor arch protection to handle any load and will burn the contacts up and or damage the little spring inside to make it inoperative.
Believe it or not....
If your switch goes bad and needs replacing instead of the 10 amp replacement switch find a 20 amp version that is the same size. The higher amperage contacts will be able to handle to arching much better.