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Old 02-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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What are these switches for?

As you can see to the left we have a 1994 Adventurer 30RQ. I was poking around in it today and noticed that the 110 volt plugs over the couch and the dinette have little rocker switches beside them.

What the heck are these switches for, please and thank you?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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Without seeing them I would guess old style GFCI switches. If the plug is overloaded they will trip shutting off the power to the plug.

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Without seeing them I would guess old style GFCI switches. If the plug is overloaded they will trip shutting off the power to the plug.

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GFCI has nothing to do with overload. It senses a ground fault.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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The only rocker switches in my Journey are for lights...maybe the little lights along the floor something not too noticible.
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I do have GFIs in the unit but these are separate from the dual receptacles and right beside them. I will have to post a picture but right now I am leaving for a meeting.
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GFCI has nothing to do with overload. It senses a ground fault.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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A swatch is a swatch?

I would think that if you pluged a table lamp in to it you should be able to turn the light on and off with the switch, eather that or it may control a over head light.
Just a thought.
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Terry,

I tried that route but nothing visible happens. Anyone have anything definitive?? The switch is between the light and the 110 V outlet.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:28 AM   #9
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could it have something to do with the RCA plugs on both sides of the outlets that would go to a radio/speaker maybe? can you pull the outlet out and see if it is connected to anything at all behind the panel?

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If you go here Wiring Diagrams you can get wiring diagrams for your coach, but I don't see anything in there that would match that switch. I would suspect that that was a user addition for something, along with the 4 mini-phone plug sockets?
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Those are not RCA plugs beside the outlet they are PHONO plugs , Mini's at that (1/8" in the old days they specify in mm Today) .

I would guess they either control those jacks or the light below the outlet, one or the other.

If you are near Upstate SC we can do some easy testing, I have some headphones I can afford to burn up (Meaning I'll never use them) we can plug 'em in and turn on the radio and see what happens when we toggle the switch.
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Those are not RCA plugs beside the outlet they are PHONO plugs , Mini's at that (1/8" in the old days they specify in mm Today) .

I would guess they either control those jacks or the light below the outlet, one or the other.

If you are near Upstate SC we can do some easy testing, I have some headphones I can afford to burn up (Meaning I'll never use them) we can plug 'em in and turn on the radio and see what happens when we toggle the switch.
It would really scare me if the previous owner was using such a small switch with 1/8" jacks (3.5mm by today's measurements) to pipe out 110v. While doable, that's still asking a bit much even to pipe out 12v. However if so, the switch would probably kill the power to stop any shorting while plugging in... common with phone plugs which is why they mostly carry audio and leave the barrel jacks to carry the power.
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Tells you how good my eyes are don't it? I'll try using one of the multitude of cheap headphone sets I have here and see it that conglomeration of plugs, one on both sides of the coach are part of the sound system.

We have speakers in the bedroom that we have no idea of what they are hooked up to.
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We have speakers in the bedroom that we have no idea of what they are hooked up to.
Hey Possum - They're all wireless and hooked up to the radio at my house but we have it unplugged. Good luck with your testing!
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