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    Source for in-line weather resistant switch?

    I'd like to purchase a couple in-line weather resistant on/off switches (push button preferably).

    I've done some searching and can only find one (part number IP68, I believe); but, I have to order them in a minimum lot of 100. I don't have that many projects lined up.

    Does anyone have a recommendation?

    Or, better yet, has anyone put together a DIY version?
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    What do you think about using a Judco flat-pac switch (J-987-1) in line and heat shrink wrapped?

    Looks like DigiKey has them for $1.75 ea.
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    I use the J977-5 straight leg version on my original microlight design. I put it in a plastic housing with a rubber cover instead of shrink tube. The oldest one has been in use for ~3 years now with no problems. As long as the shrink tube stay flexible, I think it will work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    I use the J977-5 straight leg version on my original microlight design. I put it in a plastic housing with a rubber cover instead of shrink tube. The oldest one has been in use for ~3 years now with no problems. As long as the shrink tube stay flexible, I think it will work fine.
    Thank you. I went searching, found your build thread and read through it. Very nice!

    I do have to admit the DIY machined ABS housing makes me a bit envious. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    I do have to admit the DIY machined ABS housing makes me a bit envious. Great job.
    They can be bought.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    They can be bought.......
    Well, now... We may need to discuss some business.

    I ordered a couple of the J987-1 switches from DigiKey early this afternoon and already received a shipping notice. I like that... I'll tinker around with the heat shrink solution. If it doesn't look like it suit my needs I'll definitely send you a PM and see what we can work out.
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    Our own EL34 sells waterproof on-off switches with Velcro straps. I've gone the shrink-wrap switch route, but ended up getting a few from him.

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    Ofroad, thank you for the info. Having multiple options is always good.
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    Ha, I am too late

    I see you already snagged several of the Marwi handlebar swithes
    Thanks for the order
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    I have two of the Marwi Thumb switches on my bars for this years dual Marwi XML rig
    Each switch turns on one of the Marwi XML's

    The switches have been working out great
    It can be a bit tough to click them with really bulky gloves
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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    Ha, I am too late

    I see you already snagged several of the Marwi handlebar swithes
    Thanks for the order
    Yeppers, I ordered two.

    I'm really looking for some type of in-line switch (as opposed to a bar or end-of-line switch). But, I'm sure they will come in handy somewhere.

    From the looks of your web page, you've had decent luck opening them up and the housings are compatible with other Judco switches. Correct?
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    Some are easier to open than others

    It's hard to tell how much glue the guy used that assembled the switch
    Some don't have any glue at all

    All the Judco switches of the same type body fit
    Tall or short plungers

    This is the body type that fits


    And this




    This type does not fit

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    ^^^ Good to know, thank you!
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    Is this a good switch for running the Cree XML at 14.8V?
    Component - Switch: switch with 13.2V regulator & LED Indicator for HID Bike-lighting (1' long)

    or should I go with the non protected one?
    Component - Switch: on-off switch with LED Indicator (1' long) with Male & Female Trail-Tech coaxis connector

    Also are these Trailtech connectors the same as the Magicshine's here?
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    Built my in-line switch tonight. I thought it worked out well.



    More info here if you're interested.
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    Very nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    Ha, I am too late

    I see you already snagged several of the Marwi handlebar swithes
    Thanks for the order
    Is this the switch that you sell? Can't seem to order it on your site.
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    Nice - driver in the plastic housing is slick.

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    I sell the Marwi switch housing and Judco switches on my web site on this page

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    Thanks for posting this stuff guys... super helpful.

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