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Can You Recommend a Specific DPDT Miniature Toggle

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Can You Recommend a Specific DPDT Miniature Toggle
Posted by peahrens on Monday, October 19, 2015 5:42 PM

I'd like to ge some additional on-off-on miniature toggle switches, solder connections, flat black plastic handle, threaded (for 1/4" hole, I recall) shaft for control panel mount.  I have one on my panel but can't find a record of it.  I don't see it at All Electronics, and Mouser has so many I get lost.  I can't read much identifying marks but on one side is marked 55.  Any help appreciated. 

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Posted by retsignalmtr on Monday, October 19, 2015 6:17 PM

Radio shack shows some panel switches with black throws, DPDT

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Posted by RR_Mel on Monday, October 19, 2015 7:02 PM

Not knowing exactly what you’re looking for it’s hard to help you.  I have been buying my switches from LED-SWITCH. Their quality is as good as any other switches I’ve bought and the service and price is very good.  You might check out their site to see if they have what you’re looking for.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and they have several colors of covers that fit nicely over the handle of the switch.  I bought a sack of the covers too.
 
 
 
They also have a good selection of other goodies that work good for our hobby.
 
 
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Posted by zstripe on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:04 AM

Paul,

I have three of the switches You are talking about...have a flat black plastic handle and it's marked SCI 55, I can't make out the MFG Logo on it, but It's a 6A 125VAC/3A 250VAC DPDT Center Off...I threw the packaging away, so don't know the MFG, but I have seen similar with that handle. Mouser carry's a lot of MFG'ers parts, here is a link:

http://www.mouser.com/Electromechanical/Switches/Toggle-Switches/_/N-5g2j?No=125

Take Care! Big Smile

Frank

BTW: It's very possible, that I got them from Radio Shack, which of course, You know You can get them cheaper, elsewhere.

EDIT: This should be the one You are talking about...It was Radio Shack and You can get the same cheaper:

http://www.radioshack.com/dpdt-center-off-mini-toggle-switch/2750664.html

 

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Posted by peahrens on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:10 AM

Great info. That's it Frank. Explains why I could not find receipt.

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Posted by mlehman on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:12 AM

Who knows now, but at one time these switches were offered with chrome, black, and several other variations on the toggle handle. Strictly a visual thing, but you may also have a preference so worth poking around to suit your tastes.

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Posted by zstripe on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 4:24 PM

Actually, Mike...the one's with the handle, are easier to throw, on those size switches.

Take Care! Big Smile

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Posted by ScottOS on Monday, March 20, 2017 12:04 AM

I know the exact switch you are describing.  It's an SCI 55 DPDT Mini Toggle Switch.

Radio Shack # 275-0663

When you search for it on radio shacks website you need to leave out the dash.  For some reason radio shack has stopped using the dashes in their SKUs which is strange since they have doing it that way since the 70s.

Here's a link:

https://www.radioshack.com/products/dpdt-6a-mini-tog

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Posted by maxman on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:37 PM

zstripe
http://www.radioshack.com/dpdt-center-off-mini-toggle-switch/2750664.html

Hmmmm.  Says page does not exist.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:21 PM

maxman
Hmmmm.  Says page does not exist.

Maybe this one?

https://www.radioshack.com/products/dpdt-6a-mini-tog

 

OR

 

http://support.radioshack.com/support_supplies/doc34/34423.htm

 

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Posted by zstripe on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:52 PM

maxman

 

 
zstripe
http://www.radioshack.com/dpdt-center-off-mini-toggle-switch/2750664.html

 

Hmmmm.  Says page does not exist.

 

Maxman,

I wouldn't be surprised...the thread is close to 2 1/2 yrs. old. I'm also quite sure that Peahrens has taken care of His query in that time........Smile, Wink & Grin

Take Care! Big Smile

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Posted by maxman on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:42 PM

zstripe
.the thread is close to 2 1/2 yrs. old

I see that now.  You know, there should be a  big red star applied to a topic when it regains life.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:22 PM

Maxman you have made 2 posts in 70 minutes that I totally agree with.  Wink

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:41 PM

Any topics with new posts appear first in my list of topics. With a different color for the title. THis doesn't happen for you? This is how I know which threads I've read and which I haven't. Blue ones have unread posts, black ones I've read all of them. Same in IE or Chrome.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:25 PM

rrinker
Any topics with new posts appear first in my list of topics. With a different color for the title. THis doesn't happen for you?

Blue doesn't warn us that an old thread has been resurrected.  I, like Maxman and the newbie that resurrected it and I'm sure many others did not notice it was a question asked years ago.  Anyone who wants the switch, in the link that works, ought to buy it quick, Radio Shack has declared bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years.

 

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:25 AM

 It also says on the main page "posted 1 year ago by <OP>"

But I ignore that too. Better than 200 topics about the same thing.

The online presence will probably remain, just like it did last time - there's stuff available at radioshack.com that NEVER was in the stores, even in their heyday. Mouser and DigiKey are better sources though. And there's always Amazon. Much of what you find on Amazon is the cheap CHinese stuff (pretty much the same at Radio Shack) but instead of buying it on eBay and waiting weeks for it to chip from China, you can pay slightly more on Amazon and have it in 2 days (if you have Prime).

 

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:41 AM

For basic stuff and if you have an amazon prime account, go to amazon and search for DPDT switch.

It will be a lot cheaper than mouser, parts express, and digikey because all these places nail you on shipping.  $8 processing on a $0.30 part isn't acceptable to me.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:49 AM

+1 to what Mel posted seventeen months ago:

I also buy from Bill Moldovan at LED-Switch.

http://www.led-switch.com/

Reasonable prices, reasonable shipping and pretty decent quality and selection.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:06 AM

peahrens
flat black plastic handle, threaded (for 1/4" hole, I recall) shaft for control panel mount.

Why has to be threaded your switch?

LION uses non threaded switches on the panels of him. A small blob of silicone caulk will hold the switch in place. Want it back out again, just give it a twist and out it comes.

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