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Old 18th February 2012, 05:21 AM   #1
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Question Looking for a black anodized 230V on/off vandal switch?

Hi,

Looking for a non-illuminated black anodized vandal on/off switch (22mm or so) for 230V. I only seem to be able to find them illuminated and as momentary when in black.

Suggestions are highly appreciated.

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Old 22nd February 2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Make a shaft of black color and operate a switch fitted inside the chassis.

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Old 22nd February 2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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This sort of thing? Black switch

CPC part SW02719
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Old 22nd February 2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Yeah Spiney, that looks like what I'm after. Thanks a lot.
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Old 23rd February 2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Is that a latching switch?
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It's an SPST so I'd say yes. But, I guess I'll find out once I find a place to buy them.
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Old 23rd February 2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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Is that a latching switch?
Same question.
I'm always confused with terms like vandal, anti-vandal, vandal resistant...
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Old 23rd February 2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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Latching switch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 23rd February 2012, 12:31 PM   #9
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Vandal refers to the construction of the switch. They're for harsh environments or public places like kiosks etc. These switches are usually water-resistant, sealed, with high contact life etc.

Latching/Momentary refers to the switching function.
A momentary switch only "works" (i.e. closes NO contacts, opens NC contacts) only while pressed. If you lift your finger it reverts to its original state.
(Think of a car's horn. You have to keep pressure on it to make a sound.)

A latching switch needs to be pressed to change states.
Think of a lights switch. We press it once and the lights will stay on until we press it again - then the lights will go off. If it was momentary you'd have to keep pressing on the switch to have light.

ITW has a nice range of switches but datasheets say most of them are momentary.
The "on/off" in the description of this specific switch is confusing because it insinuates a latching switch while the datasheet mentions "momentary range". If it is indeed monentary the description should say "(on)/off" or "on/(off)".
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Old 23rd February 2012, 07:10 PM   #10
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I think from the spec pdf on Farnell (CPC is part of farnell) this is a momentary switch - the description on CPC is ambiguous PDF for Switch

Searching farnell for "Vandal Switch" give 230 Vandal resistant switches and only 1 black one

this appears to be an on/off switch Farnell 7674228 ? but its not black...
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