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@ronbentley1 Have one for me!

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I'm way ahead of you!

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@ronbentley1 Hi Ron, take a look at these,

 

https://www.amazon.com/microtivity-IM211-Push-Button-Switch/dp/B006S21U2G

they appear to be what your looking for...here a video I found showing them used ion a bread board..

regards,

LouisR

Update on my hunt for breadboard toggle switches:

I sourced the exact button latch switches as the video, but the pins are far too short!!

They squeeze themselves out of the breadboard because their pins do not penetrate far enough.

Argh!!!🥴

I'm thinking of going for sliders, but who knows?

Caveat emptor  I suppose.

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@ronbentley1 Have a look at this switch, It stays in the breadboard but it doesn't latch, just a momentary and very tiny.

IMG 6843
IMG 6844
IMG 6842

Here is where I got tem, you will need to change the .ca to whatever probably.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07X8T9D2Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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Hi Ron,

thanks for the post, but I already use the two pin design and they are fine for a breadboard - long enough to seat well.  In fact, I find the four pin variety suffer from the same issue as the latching buttons I sourced - pins too short and they work themselves out of the board.

What my parts box is absent of is a toggle switch (switches to either on or off).  

You wouldn't think it was an over ambitious requirement would you?

Ron B

 

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@ronbentley1 Uhhhh, not sure. I know what you want but can't say I think it is a common requirement. I am pretty sure I googled it and I am sure you have so if it doesn't show up doesn't that mean it doesn't exist?

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Posted by: @ronbentley1

What my parts box is absent of is a toggle switch (switches to either on or off).  

You wouldn't think it was an over ambitious requirement would you?

Actually, I wouldn't expect anybody to make such a part for a breadboard because the pressure required to switch the toggle to the other side would be high enough away from the pins to make it rotate and thus it would be easy to dislodge the pins.

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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Not to worry, I will carry on my tireless search and I will broadcast to all if I find something.

Cheers

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@will 

you may have a good point there!

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@ronbentley1 Since I haven't any of those toggle switches to experiment on, I was wondering if you can try to mount them on a 4 or 6 pin DIL (dual in line) IC socket and then mount that on the bread board..If you decide to try it, please let us know if it works.. I use the sockets to mount IC's on my bread board, and it seems to work better than trying to mount the IC's directly on to the board..pins are just to short. Also, maybe try to use  male to female header pins .. if there there's a will, there's a way...lol

good luck with your project..

regards,

LouisR

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Posted by: @ronbentley1
 
Update on my hunt for breadboard toggle switches:

[snipt]

I found these by serendipity on Amazon. I don't know if the pins would be long enough to be secure in a breadboard though ...

"https://www.amazon.ca/DYNWAVE-Miniature-Toggle-Switch-120VAC/dp/B08WKPZF87/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2HE0VVB20U5JE&keywords=toggle+switch+2pcs+PCB&qid=1649444590&sprefix=toggle+switch+2pcs+pcb%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-2"

Note - enclosed in quotes because otherwise the forum eats Amazon URLs.

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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@will I also saw those yesterday, and the consensus was the torque on the switch would flip the pins out of the breadboard.

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@will et al,

Hi, I've been away for a bit doing family stuff so sorry I've not kept up to date with your posts

I've ordered simple toggle switches that say they fit a breadboard! I will let you know.

Thank you for all of your suggestions.

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Yes, I've seen these but wondered if they might be a little too large and not certain about breadboard compatibility.

Thanks.

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