From: email@example.com (Jerry Greenberg)
Subject: Re: Slide pot with switch?
Date: 26 Sep 2002 03:17:51 -0700
NNTP-Posting-Date: 26 Sep 2002 10:17:51 GMT
I have worked on a lot of audio consoles. Every one of them with a
switch had a microswitch off to the side, that was mechanicaly coupled
to the fader. I am in the parts business, and have not seen what you
are looking for.
If you want a large quantity of these, there are some manufactures
that may custom make these for you. Be prepaired to pay out some big
dollars for this!
The only other thing I can see is if there is a company that is using
what you want in a product, they may sell you the switch as a spare
part, as if it was to replace in one of their own units. Naturaly the
specs would have to match to what you want. For future replacements
if this is something that is for distribution, I would suggest
sticking to standards.
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JP wrote in message news:...
> I'm looking for a 1K, .25W (or larger) slide pot, Linear Taper preferred, + - 30MM travel, with a 1/2 A (or larger)
> switch SPST or DT, integrated within it. If you just know of a source for slide pots with switches or have seen them
> before, that would be helpful! Better yet would be a switch made for slide pots like the kinds that fit on to rotary
> pots. I've tried Mouser and Digikey (they have the slide pots, but none with switches) and have asked around locally,
> no one has even heard of one. Right now I'm using a slide pot with a sub-mini micro switch with a roller actuator 90
> degrees to the slide lever. Any ideas on how to make it slimmer, to fit the width of the slide pot would be
> appreciated. Also, the switch has to be above the slide pot body so the roller can hit the pot's lever in the home
> position. The switch just needs C & NC connections, it breaks when the slide pot is in the home (off) position).