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I am trying to replace a rocker switch in an aquarium hood. The original switch has a rating of 4A 125vac. I am having a hard time finding this exact switch. Is it acceptable to replace with a 6a 125vac?

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Thanks for the responses. There are two ballasts and two small cooling fans being operated by the switch.

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Yes.

  • The switch needs to be rated at least for the voltage being switched, 125 V. PASS.
  • The switch needs to be rated at least for the current being switched, 4 A. Replacement is capable of 6 A. PASS.
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is a pass transistor answer!! \$\endgroup\$ – Michael Karas Feb 28 '16 at 19:04
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Yes that should be no problem- assuming the switch is switching just lights and not pumps or chilling compressors. Look for relevant safety agency markings for your jurisdiction (like CSA, UL, TÜV etc.) to be safer.

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