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That is a sweet setup, the ability to wire the light several ways to operate with the switch is cool. It's a shame that you have to add an external resistor to get to 5V for the LED.
 

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It's a shame that you have to add an external resistor to get to 5V for the LED.
That just makes it more versatile depending on your supply voltage. Besides, it isn't a big deal to put one in the supply lead at the switch terminal and heat shrink the whole caboodle. I can think of a whole lot of applications that have nothing to do with 12V vehicle power.
 

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That just makes it more versatile depending on your supply voltage. Besides, it isn't a big deal to put one in the supply lead at the switch terminal and heat shrink the whole caboodle. I can think of a whole lot of applications that have nothing to do with 12V vehicle power.
...but do they require the waterproofness (is that a word?) that this switch possesses?







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Most of Limor/Adafruit's products (which are awesome!) are targeted to electronics and DIY computing enthusiasts, and 5V is much more common than 12V for those applications.
 

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I understand that, but most of those installations don't really need to be waterproof do they?


It still looks like a great switch!

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I understand that, but most of those installations don't really need to be waterproof do they?


It still looks like a great switch!

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You're right, probably most don't, but I guess there's enough demand or they wouldn't be selling them. They sell some waterproof enclosures too.
 

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That just makes it more versatile depending on your supply voltage. Besides, it isn't a big deal to put one in the supply lead at the switch terminal and heat shrink the whole caboodle. I can think of a whole lot of applications that have nothing to do with 12V vehicle power.
Hey Mr. McGee,
Can you tell what resistor that I would need for doing this and where a good place to buy one may be?


Duh! Nevermind, the info is right there with the switch info!
 

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That is a sweet setup, the ability to wire the light several ways to operate with the switch is cool. It's a shame that you have to add an external resistor to get to 5V for the LED.
Can't see what shame has to do with it? :confused:
Furthermore, the 470 ohm resistor means that the current is limited to a maximum of 25mA, a low current (EDIT: There is an internal resistor therefore the maximum current is actually lower, 20mA).

As written my tmcgee, a heat shrink can be easily put over the resistor for a very lost cost and effort.
 

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tmcgee, i know this is a really old post, but was wondering if you could answer a quick question (assuming you ever see this comment): Are these switches easy to press with thick/heated gloves on?
I don't know. I bought a few, but have not used them on the bike yet.
 
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