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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by RHRRC, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. RHRRC

    RHRRC Guest

    Could some kind person please tell me where I can buy *cheap*
    waterproof panel mounting pushbuttons (or pushbuttons with
    waterproofing boots).
    They need only a 12V 100mA rating, single pole, latching (push on push
    off), will only ever be operated ~100 times.

    Requirement is only ~3k pa - would buy in 1k+ lots.


    Thanks
     
  2. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

     
  3. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Perhaps you can consider magnets and reed switches instead.


    D from BC
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    if you're going to deal with a bulk order like that then, why not
    use a water tight membrane pad that operates latching relays inside the
    unit?
    I didn't specify if this application is under water and at what depths?
     
  5. mpm

    mpm Guest

    A membrane might make sense if a bunch are going to be installed on a
    single product.
    Even then, you still have to make the membrane itself waterproof. (or
    water tight).

    What the Original Poster should really do is spec the IP rating he
    needs.
    Like: IP65, or IP66, etc.. That will help a lot.

    Plus, it would help to know the physical form factor he's working
    with.

    My immediate thought was 22mm or 30mm pushbuttons.
    (Like Allen-Bradley, or Automation.com, or even Square-D).
    Yes, I am aware AB fails the "low cost" test....

    If he wants something smaller, my experience is you have to shop
    around because vendors always seem to change their offering every 3 or
    4 years.
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    I find a lot of the 22 mm line are junk.. I don' know about you, but I
    find those from AB are just junk..
    IDEC has a good line of 22 mm operators and indicators.
     
  7. RHRRC

    RHRRC Guest

    I am looking for IP65.
    Cheap and cheerful.
    Just about *any* size pbutton will be OK. Small is generally cheaper.
    Beacuse of cost will probaby come from China mainland direct.

    Regards
     
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