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Posted: 11/17/2016 11:03:46 AM EST
This is way out of my field of expertise, even reading a regular diagram is going to cause me issues but I'm willing to learn. I've created an image of what I'm wanting to do and need to know if I have the right parts or what I need to make it work.

I want to wire two push button switches to a flashlight, one to turn it on, the other to turn it off. Each push button only has two prongs on the bottom and I think I may need ones with four, which I haven't been able to find, to create a three way circuit. Again I'm out of my field so if my terminology is off let me know.

I would really appreciate any help anyone could give.

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Link Posted: 11/17/2016 11:10:45 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/17/2016 11:18:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By chenault:
This is way out of my field of expertise,
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Me too.

Buy the right cap is what I would do
Link Posted: 11/17/2016 11:24:06 AM EST
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Me too.

Buy the right cap is what I would do
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Originally Posted By chenault:
This is way out of my field of expertise,






Me too.

Buy the right cap is what I would do


From what I have seen this is the best option for what I'm trying to do. I don't know if I posted this in the right area, but I figured there would be a lot of engineers in here who might have an idea of how to approach this.
Link Posted: 11/17/2016 12:44:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/17/2016 1:17:38 PM EST
Thank you I will.
Link Posted: 11/17/2016 9:10:22 PM EST
The bigger answer is in parallel so either completes the circuit.

The better answer is to get the right button.
Link Posted: 11/29/2016 1:38:33 PM EST
Did you give up?
You need 3 "prong" 3 way switches. Same principle as a house lighting 3 way circuit. Google has tons of diagrams.
There are 3 way push button switches available. Google that too.
That being said, finding 3 way push button switches that will fit in your flashlight seems to be the hard part.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 2:58:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Powderfinger:
Did you give up?
You need 3 "prong" 3 way switches. Same principle as a house lighting 3 way circuit. Google has tons of diagrams.
There are 3 way push button switches available. Google that too.
That being said, finding 3 way push button switches that will fit in your flashlight seems to be the hard part.
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'Custom' is the name for non-standard items.

And the switch you start with is a single pole double throw with some extra wiring (crossover connection) hooked up.


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