[sdiy] Toggle switch for mic
colindorward at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 18:57:55 CEST 2020
Thanks for this tip.
except it really really needs to have gold-plated contacts if you want
it to be reliable in this sort of application.
Using the same general-purpose silver-contact toggle that you'd choose
to switch 12V for a motor is something you would almost certainly regret!
Is this because the current is very low in this application? Curious about
On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 9:53 AM Steve Lenham <steve at bendentech.co.uk> wrote:
> On 22/09/2020 17:34, ColinMuirDorward wrote:
> > I zoomed in on that picture of the parts baggie, and you can actually
> > see the switch pretty clearly. It looks like it's PCB-mount, with no
> > threads on the collar.
> > This makes sense since a nut won't tighten down very nicely on the round
> > body of the mic. Looking at pictures of other mics with switches, they
> > never seem to use a locknut/collar, so I think I think PCB-mount must be
> > the norm here.
> > Since I'm not replacing the PCB, I'll have to jimmy something with a
> > panel-mount switch. Tayda has some stubby-lever switches that might cram
> > into the mic body. Maybe some bubblegum and paperclips will do the rest!
> Any switch that you can persuade to mechanically fit should be fine,
> except it really really needs to have gold-plated contacts if you want
> it to be reliable in this sort of application.
> Using the same general-purpose silver-contact toggle that you'd choose
> to switch 12V for a motor is something you would almost certainly regret!
> Steve L.
> Benden Sound Technology
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