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  1. TheHelmetHook.com

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    Guys, what are the smallest LIGHTED rocker switches available?
    Round and rectangular please and if you have links, please post.

    I'm looking for a rocker switch panel for my truck but I need quite a few switches and everything I find is either limited or costs a fortune or too big.
    I only need 12v and since I'll probably put relays on everything, I won't need them to be very powerful at all.

    I will be selling LED lights/Light Bars for off road vehicles, bikes n' such and I'm going to put a whole bunch of lights on my roof rack/basket to show and I want to be able to light them individually so I'll need 10-12 switches and I want them lighted to make sure I don't forget to leave them on and drive down the road with all that stuff on

    Thanks

    George
     
  2. TheHelmetHook.com

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    No, just 12 volts and a couple of amps since I will use relays with them. Nothing fancy, my problem is finding SMALL ones.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    George
     
  3. duke37

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    Have a master switch with a beacon, then you can use small unlighted switches.
     
  4. TheHelmetHook.com

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    How small are the small ones?
     
  5. duke37

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    I only have old catologues from RS and Maplin.
    RS do rockers 21*15mm
    Maplin do toggles which can be spaced 10 or 12mm.

    You will need to look at the various catalogues.
     
  6. Externet

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    This is huge:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Contoured-6...with-Circuit-Breakers-for-Boats-/130662260686

    Smallest ? Do you want smallest ? These are small:
    http://www.jameco.com/Jameco/Products/ProdImag/696917.jpg
    But you have to glue a led strip next to them; like these:
    http://media.futureelectronics.com/...lays/HDSP-4840-FGB00-AVG-FNT-SML.JPG?m=sF8Khv
    and have very little fingers. :)

    So you will settle for these :
    http://p.globalsources.com/IMAGES/PDT/B1047671103/Rocker-Switch.jpg

    { 'smallest' means nothing; you have to give dimensions ! }
     
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  7. TheHelmetHook.com

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    Yeah, I see now that I have to clarify. I'll be back later as I have to go and run some errands.

    Thanks

    George
     
  8. TheHelmetHook.com

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    Anyway, I took a picture to show kinda what I want.

    The round rocker switch on the left comes in lighted and regular versions. The part that goes into the panel is around 19.5mm or 0.77 inches in diameter.

    The smaller rocker switches in my USB hub are (the top part since I can't measure what's inside the cover) 0.58x0.4" or roughly 11x15mm's

    These are NOT lighted but maybe there is something like this out there that doesn't cost a fortune that I can find.
    The USB hub I'm sure is chinese made and I really hate to have to try to source just a few switches from China.
    Sizewise they're about perfect.

    [​IMG]

    Also, preferably from the US as I'm in a bit of a hurry. I've procrastinated this long enough and need to get going.

    Thanks

    George
     
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  9. TheHelmetHook.com

    TheHelmetHook.com

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    I thought about that too but I still can't find switches small enough. See my post with pic below.
     
  10. TheHelmetHook.com

    TheHelmetHook.com

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    The problem with those is that the one with the most switches only has 8 of them.

    I seem to remember finding something with more but at a couple of hundred bucks and for that money, I thought I'd find my own and have my own panel made. They're still too big for my dash.

    Thanks

    George
     
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  13. TheHelmetHook.com

    TheHelmetHook.com

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    I want the led's on the remind me that the lights are on as they are OFF road lights and NOT legal on roads.

    Between the seats is not a good spot as I often access the space there where I put things..
     
  14. TheHelmetHook.com

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    I know but it's different when you know what you want but then you have to explain it and don't think about all the different options/parameters 'n stuff :p

    George
     
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