Amazon sent me the wrong replacement switch so i am wondering if i can use it?

Original switch is AC 15A 125V / 10A 250V enter image description here

new one is AC 15A 250V / 30A 125V enter image description here

can i use it without damaging the appliance?

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    30A is better than 15A at 125V ..... 15A is better than 10A at 250V ..... the new switch can handle double the current at 125V and 50% more current at 250V ..... the new switch is better – jsotola Nov 16 at 3:52
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Yes you can use it. The replacement is more capable than the part it is replacing. This is a good thing.

  • thx @Jasen I figured having bigger amps/volts meant it can handle more but I wasn't sure if the amps/volts were limits (like a fuse) and if allowing more through the switch could damage the appliance... so that is not the case then? – tsdexter Nov 16 at 2:02
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    indeed, not the case, the switch is either a conductor or an insulator, it doesn't perform any limiting or regulating. – Jasen Nov 16 at 2:07
  • awesome thx @Jasen, so then the amps/volts on the label simply say how much amps/volts the switch can handle before being damaged but the fireplace should be sending less than its limits through it since the old, more limited, one worked fine? – tsdexter Nov 16 at 2:17
  • that's it exactly. – Jasen Nov 16 at 2:26

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