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Old 26th October 2004, 12:45 PM   #1
Jozua is offline Jozua  South Africa
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Default Source wanted for High Quality On-off Switches

Hi

I am in the process of having 2 class A DIY amps build and now I am looking for a good looking high quality switches that can be mounted in the face place to switch the units on or off.

Does anybody know who sells any- in fact where does all the amp manufacturers get their's from ?

Thanks in advance


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Old 26th October 2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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ApexJr.com?
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Old 26th October 2004, 03:28 PM   #3
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Those made by Cherry Electric will last a lifetime. Similar to quality of Switchcraft, but cheaper.
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Old 26th October 2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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If you wire the unit so that the switch connects first to the mains, then your local electrical supply house or fancy hardware store will have many wall plate type switches that are cool looking and can be bought in the proper safety factor.

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Old 27th October 2004, 07:14 PM   #5
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How about an Allen-Bradley 800T series switch?
http://www.ab.com/industrialcontrols...0mm/index.html
They'd look good on an ASA-61 grey front panel.
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Old 27th October 2004, 07:35 PM   #6
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Default Switches

Since I was recomended I might make a few comments.

I stock the standard size and mini toggle switches if
your looking for that, you can email me on what your
interested in. But I have a lighted Switchcraft PL Series
both on-off and momentary switch listed on my website.
www.apexjr.com under the movie prop and supply
section. Top row 3rd picture from the left. There's
also a colored on-off rocker switch on the bottom
row 5th from the left.

Steve @ Apex Jr.
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Old 27th October 2004, 09:34 PM   #7
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How cool do you want to be? Are you comfortable with using a relay?

If you answer "very" and "yes", check out

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...a436bfbd0ea138

You will have to tap a low current and voltage line off the mains input (via a small transformer is safest) and use that to control a relay to switch power to the power transformer.


Basic problem is good looking switches tend to have inadequate current ratings while those with appropriately high current ratings tend to be ugly.
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Old 28th October 2004, 06:02 AM   #8
Jozua is offline Jozua  South Africa
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Steve

I had a look at your site but a quick glance suggested that you have regular looking switches. I am looking for high-end switch that would look good in a expensive machined faceplate. Please let mye know if you can assist in this regard ?

Pricewise your products look very good and I am toying with the idea of importing some of your 8" subs.


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Old 28th October 2004, 03:28 PM   #9
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Jozua...
I do not have a killer switch that will stand out like the above mentioned by Sam9 with his link. I even like those switches
and would be great for Movie Props for the movies.......
Lots of $$$$. Need to find some surplus.....
I have sold quite a few of the C-V 220V amps and have
sent them to Cape Town so if your interested in the 8"
let me know and I'll get you a cost for shipping them.
They are packed 2 to a box and weigh 25 lbs................
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Old 28th October 2004, 05:52 PM   #10
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Have a look at "vandalism proof switches", they look similar to what Pass Labs are using. Some of them even come with illuminated symbols.

However, they are most likely not rated for the current you need, but you could salvage a high power switch from an old computer or television set and only use the frontplate part of the vandalism proof switch.

Edit: Here is my take on a DIY power switch
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