help with power switch!

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    i have a panasonic technics receiver, old but good. The snap switch went out on it, i mean to say that it never shuts off. push it all the way in, and hold it, the power goes off. then let it out into the off position, the power comes back on. Then you have to unplug the sob to get turn it off. This are pics of the snap switch and all the information on it:

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    The only writing i found was
    "matsushita snap switch"
    tv-5
    v-3

    971w

    now i went to radio shack and got a toggle switch, 3 amps at 120vac
    powerful enough for it?
     
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    I'd say that *probably* the radioshack switch is enough, but IMO if the original switch was rated for over 900 watts, you might want a switch close to that. I'd probably get a switch that can handle 8-10 amps or more of current.
     
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    check www.partsexpress.com if you can't find it locally

    I'd imagine a quick trip to the hardware store would do what you need if RS doesn't have it
     
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    however it does appear to have a resistor soldered to the original switch

    update, got the switch and put it in, mout fit barely, doesn't stick out of the face place much at all, but it works and will switch fine. unit works great. now, good cheap 3 way speakers? these are old and the cones have deteriorated
     
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    How much do you want to spend on the speakers?
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    prolly bout 100 a pair
     

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