[sdiy] are Mouser toggle switches really that good?!

Dave Brown davebr at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 29 07:25:29 CET 2012

I used to only buy NKK (along with Switchcraft) but bailed on both when the
prices soared so high.  I've been using Mountain switches which is a Mouser
brand.  I don't know if they are the same ones you are looking at.  I have
been pleased with them and none have failed.  They don't have quite the same
sturdy feel as NKK.  Part numbers are on my parts page.


-----Original Message-----
From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl
[mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of Bob K
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:14 PM
To: synthdiy diy
Subject: [sdiy] are Mouser toggle switches really that good?!

Hi folks,

So I just went browsing around to look at some simple SPDT toggle switches.

Went to my first choice, Jameco, and saw they had bunch from $1.30 to $1.50

THEN I browsed over to Mouser to see what they had.

After sifting through the drop-down filters (which is a great idea to
include on their website) I found what I was looking for.  SPST switches
from $2.16 to $5.00.

This doesn't seem like an obscene difference in the amount of money spent on
each switch so I'm wondering if Mouser switches really are better than say,

Better metals, contacts, stainless steel yahoo-ma-flubbers?

There's gotta be a metallurgist somewhere around here...

Still, the Mouser stuff sure looks pretty.

Thanks.  :)

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