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DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch

Model:

275-1537

 | Catalog #: 275-1537
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$4.49
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Product Summary

Find your specialty switch at RadioShack.

This DPDT knife switch is ideal for low-power use. Rated at 0.5 amps with a body size of 1-5/8x2-3/8x3/4". Equipped with screw terminals.

Pricing and availability: Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices advertised on this site are for online orders only. Prices on some items may differ from those advertised in RadioShack stores. All merchandise may not be available at all stores, and all stores may not participate in all sales promotions. We recommend you contact the store to confirm product availability and price.

Disclaimer: Not for AC or high voltage use

What's in the box

  • 1 x 0.5A low voltage DPDT hobby-type knife switch with screw terminals - not for AC use
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackDPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch
 
3.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      3.0

      ok, depending on application

      By bob thomas

      from new york, NY

      About Me Power User

      Pros

      • Can Get It From Radioshak

      Cons

      • Needs Mods To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

        I had to add washers to get the screws to hold down the wires.
        and you have to 'input' the wires from the sides in order to prevent the wires from impeding the downward motion of the knife switch.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        ok

        By my nickname is none of your bee's wax

        from my location is none of your bee's wax

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small use

          Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

          it doesn't stick well to the holders

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          i love it

          By Richgas11

          from SI, NY

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

          • Awesome
          • Consistent Performance
          • Good Length
          • Good Warranty
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Electronic projects

            Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

            I used it in a project with my kid. It really works, and it has no problems

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            The product is functional, but expensive

            By Drabah

            from Chicago, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

                  The switch is not ruggedly made and is easily deformed. Futhermore it rusts in a damp environment. Like most radioshack components, it is overpriced for the quality that you receive. I have purchased over a dozen of these atthe same time and most of them are now non-functional because of rust accumulation.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  only judge it's use

                  By log

                  from mobile, alabama

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Performance

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Equipment

                  Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

                  best for hobbys and regular prodjects

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  How bad can a knife switch be?

                  By Bob Loblaw

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Unusable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

                      Wonder how bad a knife switch can be? Buy it and you'll find out. It's almost as if they've replaced the terminal screws (the ones that hold down your wires) with screws that have spherical screw heads. If/when you do get the wires down, they'll then be in the way and prevent you from closing the switch. I'm amazing to me that they took such a simple concept as the knife switch and managed to mess it up.

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Not the best out there...

                      By Eian Greene

                      from Colorado Springs, Colorado

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Wears Easily

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

                          I have used these over the years as a kid in school, for science fairs.
                          For anything else, do some hunting for a REAL knife-switch... One made with solid copper contacts, knives, and mounted to a porcelain block.

                          They're found as antiques, and the newest ones date from the 1940s. Leviton used to make them, they came in DPDT, fused DPST, SPDT, and SPST. They were rated 120volts/30 amperes.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          this sucks

                          By anthony the best

                          from blarghville, or

                          About Me Gearhead, Professional, Tech Savvy, The best in the world

                          Pros

                          • Broke in package
                          • Hard to solder
                          • This sucks

                          Cons

                          • Incompatible
                          • Inconsistent Signal
                          • Wears Easily

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

                            this sucks dont buy

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            great

                            By marcel g

                            from MD

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Good performance
                            • Good Value
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack DPDT 0.5-Amp Hobby-Type Knife Switch:

                                great

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