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I have seen on the site someone using a Linear Actuator to lift a front blade,what I need to know is what kind of switch was used to control up and down with one switch?
 

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I think you need a double pole double throw switch. Seems I saw a thread about this recently, but don't remember if it was on here or on WFM as I watch both like a hawk.... I'll see if I can find it. I've thought about adding one for spout height control on my 49 blower, but haven't yet.
 

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Yes, a double pole double throw switch with a "center off" position. Older car power window/lock switches would work.
 

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I found one on a site I googled but it was a rocker and was for indoor use and it had 3 poles and I only have 2 wires?
 

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Any toggle switch that is listed as [MOM-OFF-MOM] will work, if you look around you will find some with a longer "handle" which is good if working with gloves on.
P.S. MOM> indicates momentary operation. (must hold in position)

Up to one side down to the other and the middle is "neutral" :fing32:

http://www.wiringproducts.com/contents/en-us/p992.html
 

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If you look at post 5 in the second link I posted there is a diagram of how to wire it. It involves power and ground, two jumper wires on the switch, and then the two wires going to the actuator. Looks simple enough, I don't know why I haven't done it yet....

You need to make sure it's a DPDT switch. It will have three positions with the center being off. For using an actuator I would think it would be better to have a spring loaded one so it returns to "off" when you let go of the switch.
 

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Got my rocker switch at NAPA.
20 - 30 amp inline fuse, DPDT momentary/center off switch, wired like this. Rocker works the best IMO.
 
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