dogears

Lighted pushbuttons
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:00:27 AM »
Does anyone know of a tactile or pushbutton switch similar to the ones used on the API consoles? The clear / frosted, with a soft orange illumination? I can't seem to find ones that look like that.


« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 09:29:15 AM by Dualflip »

dogears

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2020, 09:28:15 AM »
like this - translucent cap, backlit:


similar to something like this from the new Trident 78s



dogears

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2020, 01:04:31 PM »
Yes - the LP2 series are momentary only.  :(

dogears

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 01:46:03 PM »
So I called API. The tech says they are using a switch with a custom-molded cap, but the LED is mounted on the PCB. Interesting enough, but doesn't actually help me.

E-Switch WBL series for horizontal or LP4 series for vertical look like a good fit, but they only have clear caps in their datasheet.

moamps

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 02:35:34 PM »
....they are using a switch with a custom-molded cap, but the LED is mounted on the PCB. Interesting enough, but doesn't actually help me.
Soundcraft used this type of switches caps too. Maybe I can find some for you, how many do you need?

ruffrecords

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 04:10:51 PM »
Those LP4 switches look really nice.

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boji

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 04:55:44 PM »
PM sent, dogears

dogears

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2020, 05:16:02 PM »
Thanks everyone -- I got a line on some from a friend's surplus stock. I also have some samples coming of the LP4 and WBL series, to see what the clear caps look like.

Turns out API, Trident, etc all get these kind of caps custom made.

Trident was kind enough to say they'd sell me some direct if they have stock also.


Rocinante

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2020, 06:54:38 PM »
I think many of them use momentary switches using cd4043's and the like. Then they have a custom rubber mold made that sits between panel and pcb.
The WBL series are cool as they make 4pdt as well as dpdt.  The led's sit in front of the switch.  I've been using similar switch ic's lately for stuff. Elliot sound has got some cool layouts I played with but eventually I used a nano to do switching as it's a ton of less parts. Some of those ic's need a lot of diodes to do the switching and LEDs.
If there's a harder way to do this, I haven't found it yet.

Rochey


dogears

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2020, 07:50:08 AM »
Awesome - thanks!!

Tekay

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2020, 03:32:14 AM »
At least the Trident are using Wellbuying ML serie switches
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plimousse

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2020, 03:24:11 AM »
Hi,
As I remember, Audient use a little bit same switchs for Astek.
Cheers,
P.

pucho812

Re: Lighted pushbuttons
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2020, 12:30:29 PM »
The trident is using switches made my wellbuying.   since I once worked for the company, I do not recall ever using a custom switch cap.  The same folks who  owned trident also own tonelux which also uses wellbuying switches.
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