Subject: Re: Slide pot with switch?
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Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 22:54:50 GMT
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Organization: Road Runner - Texas
I tried to find a "stock" part for equipment but was stumped when nobody I knew had even heard of a switch attached to a
slider! You and Martin are the only 2 guys I know of who know about this!! Now I do too thanks to you! Thanks for the
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jerry Greenberg) wrote:
">"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.
">"==================== Message Separator ===================
">"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
">"> switch SPST or DT, integrated within it. If you just know of a source for slide pots with switches or have seen
">"> before, that would be helpful! Better yet would be a switch made for slide pots like the kinds that fit on to
">"> pots. I've tried Mouser and Digikey (they have the slide pots, but none with switches) and have asked around
">"> 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
">"> 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).