Switches can be purchased with normally closed or normally open contacts.
The one currently installed in a normally open whereas when the switch makes
it completes the circuit and make power transfer through the switch and
light the brake lights. With a normally closed one, the switch will be made
and pass power with the brake pedal NOT depress, when you push the pedal in
the switch will open and will loose power transfer.
All brake switches in the tri 5's are normally open and ya won't be able to
find the same switch in a normally closed configuration. You're looking at
fabricating a mount to hold the switch but just for curiosity sakes, what ya
need this type of setup for?? You could also use a pushbutton style switch
as opposed to a lever switch but more fabrication needed of course..
There are many styles of lever type switches, you'll just have to be sure
you get one that is normally closed with not activated..
Make sense? --wayne
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of mks
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 11:34 PM
Subject: [Oletrucks] Brake Light Switch question
I am wanting to add a second switch that turns the power off when I hit the
brake pedal. It would be very easy to add a second lever switch like the
already on my 57 Chevy pickup. My question is whether there is a lever
that is hot when the brake pedel is not active, and cuts the power when the
pedal is depressed? I thought a long time ago I saw a Reverse lever switch,
but maybe that was just wishful thinking. If anyone knows of one, please
me know. I am using the stock brake pedal.
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