This wiring diagram applies to several switches with the only difference being the color of the lights. The blanks: “_” shown can be a “6” for white, “C” for red, or “X” for blue.
Buy variations of this switches here:
VJD2-U66B – White Lamps
VJD2-UCCB – Red LEDs
VJD2-UXXB – Blue LEDs
Our only 10 terminal switch, this marine grade rocker is a Double Pole Double Throw DPDT. It is an ON-OFF-ON switch, where up and down are ON (or continuous with an input terminal), and the center position is OFF. It has two independent lights… one at the top, and one at the bottom.
Independent lights are triggered by en external source… like another switch.
The VJD2 rocker switch has 10 posts on the back and is a variation on our Dependent lamp ON-OFF-ON rocker switch body or VJD1. You would most often use the VJd2 instead of the VJD1 when this switch will be triggering two loads, but NOT the backlights in a bank of backlit rocker switches.
Notice on the wiring diagram that of the 10 prongs (spade connectors, called termianls) on the back, four 4 make the rocker switch lights function, while the remaining six are used for the electromechanical switching contacts. This switch body does have two isolated negative inputs (T9 and T7) for each lamp or LED in the switch.
This switch body is meant to be paired with a rocker switch actuator. All actuators sold on this site will fit this switch, but with independent lights this etched switch cover will work best.
This switch is often used as a Navigation/Anchor light switch on a boat… see below for a wiring diagram of that specific configuration: