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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Daniel Benson, Apr 17, 2016.

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  1. Daniel Benson

    Daniel Benson

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    Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone could help me identify the microswitch in the linked pictures. It's from the hi-hat control pedal on my son's electronic drum kit, which is a Techtonic DD502(J) made by Medeli. The kit itself is no longer made, although the company does still produce different kits.

    It's a lever microswitch and part of the lever has broken off (you can see the broken part in one of the pictures). It's PCB mounted (obviously!) and has 6 legs soldered to the board.

    I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction as so far my search has been fruitless. Thanks for any help you can give.

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  2. Minder

    Minder

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    It should be relatively simple to shoe horn a miniature Microswitch model.just have to get a little inventive.
    I suspect you may have a problem finding the exact replacement.
    It is after all a simple foot switch.
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  3. 73's de Edd

    73's de Edd

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    Sir Daniel Benson. . . . . . .


    I would just bet that centered under that plastic housing, there is REALLY being a TACT switch.

    Confirm that of your 6 metal tabs that come down from the plastic to be soldered to copper lands on the PCB for mechanical support;
    that four are on the corners and that 2 are in the center and that those center ones route over to the two connecting wires.

    Can you confirm that if you use a fingernail tip that you can still get to an end of either remaining white tab portions and be able to activate the switch.

    That TACT switch should be a momentary contact action that is spring disk loaded to return up when downward pressure is laxed off.

    If still working . . . . .I think that I can tell you how to make a solid mechanical repair . . . no iffy epoxies involved.

    TACT switches are the reliable types that are used in the right and left "clicks" of your mouse and many other places in electonics equipment.

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    73's de Edd



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