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Canister Light: Anyone ever swap a toggle switch for a piezo switch?

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by 73diver, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. 73diver

    73diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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    My canister light has the normal toggle switch with a rubber boot that fits over it. There are some canister lights that have a waterproof piezo switch installed.

    Has anyone on the forum ever swapped a normal toggle for a piezo switch?
     
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  2. DBF

    DBF Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Melbourne
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    Just finished changing out the switch on my home made can light to a piezo. Spent a small fortune on getting one that worked correctly.
    their are three main types. Momentary short pulse, Momentary long pulse and latching type that are powered. I ended up using a latch type as it worked best but not 100% for the H6flex led driver card that I used.
    • RS Stock No. 691-9418
    • Manufacturer Apem
    • Mfr. Part No. PBAR11FB000

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  3. 73diver

    73diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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    Thanks for the reply. I will check out the Apem switch.

    I was looking at an environmentally-sealed (and tamper proof) Schurter piezo switch P/N:1241.241.7. This switch is intended to flush-mount in a 16-mm dia. hole. The normal toggle switch mounts in a 12.7-mm or 0.5" hole. A single switch is available from DigiKey (P/N:486-1569-ND) for around $26.
     

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