Looking for push button switches
« on: November 10, 2008, 06:34:36 PM »
I'm building a homemade preamp, and I want to get some push button switches for the phantom/phase switches that light up with LEDs. I have found a few illuminated switches, but only from a few retailers outside the US and the shipping cost hardly makes it worth it.

I opened up my ART MPA Gold, and I noticed that they are using regular non-illuminated switches with LEDs behind the switch and a clear switch button that allows the light from the LED to light up the switch, but I can't find these clear switch caps on digikey or mouser. Anyone know where to find them, and the switches that go with them, preferably in the US?

Also, if I use a non-illuminated switch with an LED, do I need an extra pole on the switch just to switch the LED on? I assume so, but I thought maybe there was a trick to not waste an extra pole on just the LED.

Thanks for your help guys.


Looking for push button switches
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 06:41:03 PM »
I should add that the switches should be right angle PCB mount switches.


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Looking for push button switches
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 08:37:05 PM »
those are the ones from the UK, shipping is $$$

I'm surprised these are so hard to find, it seems like most audio equipment has lighted pushbuttons.


Looking for push button switches
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 01:17:24 AM »
There was some out at surplus gizmos a while back... thats in your back yard BTW..
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