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16mm Illuminated Pushbutton - Blue Latching On/Off Switch
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16mm Illuminated Pushbutton - Blue Latching On/Off Switch

by khsd on Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:58 am

I got the switches to work, but I see no way to get the glow to glow. Why are there no instructions nor diagrams with the order?
It says the glow has three settings. there is nothing on the switch that has 3 settings. Again why no diagrams?
The spade tabs are non standard size. Nobody sells them. I had to go with close, and then crimp them.
That leads to another problem. The spade tabs are so fragile, that they are so easily bent trying to push maybe sized female connectors on.
I would have happily paid much more to have them sold with the parts needed included. Turnkey is good.
I would have bought switches elsewhere, but these are exactly what I want, if they can be made to work.
When I first bought the switches I gave them lots of notice on my blogs. I hope I get better news to share with my followers.
Out of curiosity, what kind of business model says there will be no contact with the customers, nor any direct support?

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Re: 16mm Illuminated Pushbutton - Blue Latching On/Off Switc

by adafruit_support_carter on Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:34 pm

I got the switches to work, but I see no way to get the glow to glow. Why are there no instructions nor diagrams with the order?

This information is on the product page:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1476

It says the glow has three settings. there is nothing on the switch that has 3 settings.

Where are you seeing that?

Again why no diagrams?

This information is on the product page:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1476

The spade tabs are non standard size. Nobody sells them.

These would work for the button tabs:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1152
but the LED ones are smaller. What you did seems fine. Could also solder.

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Re: 16mm Illuminated Pushbutton - Blue Latching On/Off Switc

by khsd on Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:24 pm

I am well aware of 1476
there is no wiring diagram at 1476
does Ada have the correct resistors, with proper connectors?
the connectors you note look promising. it says "out of stock"?
the three settings 1476 notes are "you can make it light up when on, light up when off, always lit, etc." looks like 3 settings to me.
why would the company not sell the switches as ready to use out of the box? again I'd have been happy to pay much more to have that. In fact I would buy the whole lot again if plug and play.

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Re: 16mm Illuminated Pushbutton - Blue Latching On/Off Switc

by adafruit_support_carter on Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:35 pm

does Ada have the correct resistors, with proper connectors?

We have some general purpose resistors here which would work:
https://www.adafruit.com/category/837
but not with ready to go connectors.

the connectors you note look promising. it says "out of stock"?

Yep. Sorry. That can happen. You can use the NOTIFY ME button to get a notice when they are available again.

the three settings 1476 notes are "you can make it light up when on, light up when off, always lit, etc." looks like 3 settings to me.

For that product, the LED is independent of the button - like two separate things. So you can use the LED like you would a stand alone LED and tie it into a microcontroller and do whatever you program it to.

why would the company not sell the switches as ready to use out of the box?

The additional details would depend on end use. So it is sold to be as general purpose as possible.

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Re: 16mm Illuminated Pushbutton - Blue Latching On/Off Switc

by khsd on Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:34 pm

one extra link called "the extra things needed to actually make it work" to those things would be a fine idea.
Nobody thought of that?

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Re: 16mm Illuminated Pushbutton - Blue Latching On/Off Switc

by adafruit_support_carter on Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:49 pm

The product page mentions the need for adding a resistor:
The forward voltage of the LED is about 3V so connect a 220 to 1000 ohm resistor in series just as you would with any other LED to your 3V or higher power supply.

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