Tiny Switches

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  1. Metalmann

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    Anyone have a good link for tiny, slide, or push button, switches?

    Around the neighborhood of 2-10 volts?

    Similar to the switches on ECigs.

    NO, preferred.
     
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    A quick search illustrates why you are asking. Minimum $6 at Mouser! The last place I found cheap N.O pushbuttons was Radio Shack.
     
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  3. strantor

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    Sparkfun has the tiny tactile pushbuttons door a few cents ea.
     
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    Likewise ebay sellers have bulk bags, they are so cheap you just buy bags of 50 or 100 then you don't have to worry about it for years after. :)
     
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    I have trouble believing that those are rated for 3A. Do you really need 3A? Sparkfun sells a switch that looks identical for $.95 but it's rated for .5A.

    https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11992

    Can't you buy a whole ecig for $6?
     
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    Thank you, that switch would be perfect, if it was smaller.

    Most all the tiny switches I'm finding are momentary.
    I need a NO, on/off switch, just like that one.

    As far as the ECigs go, the Wife and I started using them, (Vaping), around three years ago.
    Ours cost around $50.00 for each kit, but I make up our own juice from scratch. Also do minor repairs. Lot cheaper than buying the 30ml bottles.

    A whole lot cheaper than "Analog" cigs. Vapers, really call them Analog.:D
     
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  8. shortbus

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    Can you use other smoking produce to make the "juice" for the vapor? "wink-wink,
    nudge -nudge"?
     
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    No. Too many heavy molecular weight substances. Gum it up real fast.
     
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    Ha, some excellent hash oil would be a great experiment. If it were legal, of course.:D
    That would certainly make the pain go away. For awhile.
     
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    "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother";)
     
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    That's easy for you to say...sitting there in that cloud of smoke.
     
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  13. shortbus

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    I can see it now...... Coming to a store near you, Tommy Chong brand E-cig cartridges.:)
     
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    http://www.parts-express.com/cat/push-button-switches/1572?sort=pasc

    they have a nice selection of switches.

    mouser and digikey are expensive for switches. nice if you need something very specific, but otherwise expensive.

    ebay is another good place, but dont be mad if you get a bad of incredibly cheap and fragile ones. that said, dont be surprised if you get a great deal on some nice switches too.

    these guys are good too- http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/

    and these guys might be your best bet for micro switches- http://dx.com/s/switches
     
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    The brand may not exist, but the concept does. THC dosed e-digs are "commercial".
     
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    I just received the switches I ordered, {in post #14}, and they will work OK. Ordered 30 of them.

    My problem was trying to find latching/locking switches......the market is loaded with momentary styles.

    Tiny, push on/push off switches, are much tougher to find.
    All the tiny E-Cigs switches, are also momentary.
     
  18. trader007

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    yeah I know what you mean. Even worse when I was looking because I refuse to cut holes in metal. I stick with round panel mount stuff, so speed and cleanliness.


    I ended being able to use these for my project, and they turned out awesome. I love the strong click they have, and as long as you seal them to keep out dust and debris they work perfectly every time. http://www.ebay.com/itm/16mm-101F-G...896?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27cbba8028
     
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