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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.

  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
    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
    Like: IP65, or IP66, etc.. That will help a lot.

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

    My immediate thought was 22mm or 30mm pushbuttons.
    (Like Allen-Bradley, or, 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.

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