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I have several momentAry switches that I have wired up, but I'm not an electrician, but how do I sure these with the blocks to make an functional. These have the set screws not pins... Any help be great thanks
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How do I wire these to be functional instead of always on
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Is there a "NO", "NC" and "C" set screw or just 2 set screws? If there are 3 set screws are you using the "NO" and "C" screw only?
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There are 2 set screws, but they came with these green and red blocks to screw in to the back of the switch! One side says x one, the other is x2.

Sorry, I'm doing the best I can to describe these. I'm a machinist not an electrician as you can tell.
Thanks immensely
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Usually the green contact blocks are normally open and the red contact blocks are normally closed. If you connect a light to the green block, the circuit will be open (light off) when the button is not pressed and closed (light on) when the button is pressed. If you connect a light to the red block, itíll be the opposite: light on when not pressed; light off when pressed. Got a photo of the switches and contact blocks?
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I do, but no way to upload them here unfortunately, I tried that last night to try n help more
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Those are the exact ones I ordered
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http://www.frightprops.com/panel-mount-pushbuttons.html
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How do I wire these to be functional instead of always on
Sounds like you have "normally closed' switches. Since they are built to be that way you can't change them to be normally open and activate when pressed. The ones in your link are what you're looking for.
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The ones in the link are what I have! I just wanted to know if there was a certain way to wire them with the blocks, do I use a jump wire? They are 24vdc, wired to a power unit. I jus wanted to know using the blocks if they would be fully functional! !
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