I'm currently looking at buying a bunch of MTS 101 rocker switches which are rated for:
AC 125V 6A, AC 250V 3A
For DC the rating is not available
The selection was purely considered on "cool factor"
I read something about "arcing" of AC switches in DC circuits, but does this apply on such low voltage circuits as well? Can I buy and use this or should I really not bother with AC switches in DC circuits (even low powered ones)
The switch would be used to make an 'on/off' toggle for a small electrical device (a small Electric Piano Organ Module which runs on 5v) - uses 555 IC - 3x 0.1uF Electrolytic capacitor - 1x 4.7uF capacitor - 4ohm 2W speaker and a bunch of momentary switches and transistors to make sounds.
The other option is SS12D00 or something similar, but even though they work just fine, they look a bit dull in my opinion. But hey safety > cool factor?
Thanks in advance!