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    Small Switch?

    I have been searching for a small push button switch and the smallest version I have found is @ 17.5mm. Is there any around 10mm or so that is IP67 compliant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    I have been searching for a small push button switch and the smallest version I have found is @ 17.5mm. Is there any around 10mm or so that is IP67 compliant?
    Check out Walker Electronics or Electronic Parts for that instant gratification that can't be met by RS.

    I think Walker had some smaller ones, but Electronic Parts looked to have more bigger stock.
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    I am thinking about using a non waterproof switch, but puting the switch inside my housing and having a stretchy rubber boot fitted in a hole in the case with a little nub to poke the switch. Should be ultra small. I know I have seen sealed switch schemes like this, now I just have to find or make the rubber boot. I have a huge 12mm rubber boot but want one that's more like 8mm.

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    Jay, my old dual halogen CygoLight had that kind of switch.....small rubber dome (~3/8") protruding from the back of the housing, with a cheap spst clicky switch behind it. Of course the front of the housing wasn't waterproof at all, and neither was the power connector, so what was the point?

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    Good photos of a home made normally open push button

    I actually used something very similar to this on one of my tail lights. Works like a charm, cheap simple and probably submersible. I think I might use a cut up dx glow in the dark rubber boot if i can wait for the sea turtles to deliver it. Already have a few mouse clicky switches. Its the cheapest option and it gives me the chance o recycle some more parts so I think its a go.

    Pulled this up with the search function of all things.
    Link to old thread:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjay
    I actually used something very similar to this on one of my tail lights. Works like a charm, cheap simple and probably submersible. I think I might use a cut up dx glow in the dark rubber boot if i can wait for the sea turtles to deliver it. Already have a few mouse clicky switches. Its the cheapest option and it gives me the chance o recycle some more parts so I think its a go.

    Pulled this up with the search function of all things.
    Link to old thread:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=switch

    Whoa cool thread , That is a very reliable and cheap switch set up . .

    looks good too

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    love that momentary switch setup - made one similar based off that thread for a remote mounted switch on my achesalot. Mounted the switch to the side of my helmet - made it a ot easier to control the b-flex that way.

    Unfortunately, if you need a true click-on, click-off , like for controlling dimming on a buckpuck, the mouse button scenario doesn't work.

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