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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Deleted member 42405, Dec 6, 2015.

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  1. Sorry but why exectly are the leads on pushbuttons all bent and weird? Is it for a reason or is it just so its a pain to get them into breadboards?
  2. Minder


    Apr 24, 2015
    If you are talking of the small kink in the end of the leads, I think that is to retain them in the board until after soldering.
    In any case I just use needle nose and crimp them straight.!
    They are usually a tad wide to get into a Breadboard anyway?
  3. Oh rght, thought it might be something like that.
  4. Martaine2005


    May 12, 2015
    Yes, they do appear to be a different pitch? If that's the correct word!
    I used to solder leads to switches and pots with tinned ends for breadboard use.
    Now I have a separate pcb with several types of switches, pots and header pins. So whether DPDT, Tactiles, illuminated rockers's just male jumpers board to board. Clean and works a treat!

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