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Tip on grabbing a toggle switch more easily by attaching a length of rubber hose.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1988 (v.4#4) pg. 11

Tip on wiring those multi-deck, multi-position switches found in electronic equipment.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1971 (v.2#1) pg. 18

Tip on cleaning rotary switches using "Tarn-X" (a liquid silver/copper/brass cleaner).
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1985 [Mar 1985] (v.16#2) pg. 47

How to replace a pull-chain that controls a ceiling light with a wall switch.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1974 (v.52#10) pg. 40

Toggle switch protector (shield) prevents accidental switching.
BOATING WORLD #115 Jan 1996 pg. 70

Electrical wiring. Part 4. Wiring switches is simple.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1983 (v.6#12) pg. 57

Circuit for debouncing inexpensive, normally-open spst pushbuttons.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Oct 1983 (v.21#10) pg. 86

How to build a high-quality, high-power, multi-wafer bandswitch for your next linear amplifier project.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jul 1991 (v.47#7) pg. 32

Handsfree light switches for closets, hallways, doors, etc. Switching techniques include motion detector, magnetic switch, and pressure mats.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1997 (v.12#4) pg. 58

Circuit to cure problems caused by switch-contact bounce.
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1993 (v.64#8) pg. 12
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Feb 1994 (v.65#2) pg. 16

Circuit for indicating the status of an SPST switch (either open or closed) using a red or green LED.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1996 (v.67#7) pg. 14
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1996 (v.67#11) pg. 28

Switches, a guide to selection and application.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Sep 1967 (v.78#3) pg. 47

Special section on switches.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Oct 1967 (v.78#4) pg. 37

Simple digital-like circuit that can be used as a level monitor for pressure, temperature, fluid and other similar types of sensors.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Oct 1970 (v.84#4) pg. 69

Use a small rubber crutch tip to make lamp switches easier to turn.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 134

Tips on replacing a faulty wall switch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 50
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 8

Replacing a bad electrical switch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #317 Apr 1991 (v.41#4) pg. 43

Tip shows how to install a three-way switch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 8
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 4

Wiring to add a switch to a ceiling fixture which uses a pull chain.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 12

How to replace a bad light switch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 48

How to install a three-way light switch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 88

Wiring three-way switches. The trick is to run three-wire cable between them.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 48
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 6

Tip: Use an extension rod to alter the location of the switch on a stationary power tool.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 10

Circuit to "debounce" mechanical switches which are included in electronic circuits.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1986 (v.3#7) pg. 25

How to install a wall switch to control an electrical outlet.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 16
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #752 Feb 1991 (v.87) pg. 6

How to install an extra light switch in an existing circuit. Looks at single-pole, three-way and four-way switches and circuits.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 78

Wiring diagram for three-way switches is shown.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#6) pg. 17

A look at special purpose light switches, including rocker type, lock type, dimmer, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 52

How to convert a pull-chain fixture to a wall-switch control.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 85

How to install a three-way switch.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 104

A guide to switches, switch boxes and special purpose electrical boxes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 73

Troubleshooting various types of electrical switches using a VOM meter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #654 Nov 1982 (v.78) pg. 20
Correction MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #656 Jan 1983 (v.79) pg. 97

Guidelines for the proper way to install switches when using aluminum wiring.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 8

Electronic circuit to determine when a person rises from a chair. Used in connection with scientific experiments.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1978 (v.1#6) pg. 7

Electronic circuit that acts as eight switches, which will be turned on and off sequentially, one at a time. Each switch will be on for one second.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1978 (v.1#9) pg. 9

Switch multiplier. Digital switching arrangement multiplies the number of AC-operated devices that can be controlled by a single wall switch without requiring house wiring modifications. A single switch is able to control both a ceiling fan and light independently via relays.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 50
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 7
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 5

Schematic of level indicator circuit using a gravity-sensing tube.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1965 (v.23#4) pg. 98

Sensitive low-cost indicators. Indicator circuits which use transistors will turn on a pilot light when a circuit is closed.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1967 (v.27#1) pg. 49

Automatic light switch circuit is able to handle up to 1,000 watts.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1968 (v.29#4) pg. 85

A selection of time sequencing electronic circuits using only inexpensive, non-critical parts.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1977 (v.11#3) pg. 89

Experimenting with an air pressure switch. A gentle puff of air will close this electric switch. Use in various detection circuits.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1981 (v.19#9) pg. 90

Three-way switch circuit for 117 VAC that requires only two wires.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1990 (v.7#11) pg. 26
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 4

Sensors made simple. The construction, characteristics and operation of commercially available sensors such as mechanical switches, magnetic switches, photocells, phototransistors, and optocouplers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 40

Safety first. A collection of switch circuits for use on machines which may help prevent bodily injury. (1) Simple two-handed switch. (2) Improved two-handed switch. (3) Electronic switch. (4) Relay replacement circuit. (5) Timed switch. (6) Mechanical switch replacement.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 69

Power-latching switch stays on only until the circuit is broken.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 61

Shock avoider switch box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 188

How to install a three-way switch.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1971 (v.136#4) pg. 182

Add a "reminder" lamp to your light-switch panel. Indicator lamp installed in the switchplate of a light switch tells you when the switch is on.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 60
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 10

Two styles of "bump switch" for turning off power tools with your knee.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1986 (v.163#10) pg. 136

Home electrical system maintenance tips. (1) Loose service panel lugs. (2) Flickering light fixtures. (3) Defective switches. (4) Defective receptable. (5) Interrupted ground.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1993 (v.170#2) pg. 55

How to install new switches.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1965 (v.187#6) pg. 156

Push-button electronic lock circuit protects power tools from children.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 98
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1972 (v.200#2) pg. 10

Wiring multi-switches. How to connect three-way and four-way switches.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1987 (v.230#1) pg. 85
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1987 (v.230#6) pg. 4

DC voltage-controlled switches. What is available and how do they work.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1982 (v.53#9) pg. 84

Simple manual switch circuits to operate devices from more than one location.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1985 (v.56#6) pg. 72

A simple CMOS switching circuit to control low- to medium-power devices.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1986 (v.57#1) pg. 106

All about transistor switches. How to control motors, relays and light bulbs with digital IC's.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1986 (v.57#2) pg. 83

CMOS bilateral switches work like a mechanical switch, but look like an IC.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1989 (v.60#11) pg. 54

Attach a piece of angle iron and a padlock to prevent electric light switch from being turned on without permission.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Aug-Sep 1967 (v.23#1) pg. 38

Vital differences between AC and DC ratings for switches, particularly in aircraft applications.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1986 (v.35#6) pg. 33

Tip: Attach a magnet to the removable "keys" on locking tool switches. The key may then be attached to the underside of the metal table when not in use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 16

Extender for a toggle switch makes it easier to locate by feel.
WOODSMITH #84 Dec 1992 pg. 4

How to install 3-way switches to control a light from 2 locations.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1970 (v.26#6) pg. 16

Instructions and schematics show how to wire 3-way and 4-way light switches.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1973 (v.29#1) pg. 44

How to wire three switches to control one light (called four-way switching).
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1995 (v.51#2) pg. 18