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Old 12th July 2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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I am desparate for a nice switch. In Australia. I am after a pushbutton latching switch, preferably in the vandal resistant style, steel or similar...Need a 240Volt 7.5amp double pole.

Any help much appreciated!

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Old 12th July 2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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...you mean something like this (even has a dual colour LED)?
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Old 12th July 2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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It's a selfmade switch, because those vandalism proof switches are not latching and very expensive...

The basis for this switch is a heavy duty computer power supply switch. Together with a friend I'm working on a preamp & poweramp project, and these are the switches he made.

Here's how it looks inside:
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Old 12th July 2004, 01:57 PM   #4
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Those are really nice switches. Any chance of a tutorial?
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Old 12th July 2004, 02:09 PM   #5
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I'll put the whole project online as soon as it is finished. However, this will take some more time.

To build the switch, you need access to a lathe.

Another idea for MathCassidy: You can buy a non-latching vandalism proof switch and use only the mechanical parts to create your own switch.
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