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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 12:11 am
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Yes, I remember 'the push button issue' very well.

I didn't bother to continue that conversation, since it was obviously going nowhere.

I don't believe for a minute that there are 'cheap copies' of THAT switch out there whatsoever !

It is just a CRAP switch !

It is clearly a problem part, which I could probably write another several long paragraphs about, but why bother ?

It was clear that You, John, Johns club, Me, and probably a ton of others ALL had the same problem with it.

Even in my case, when the switch was speced. and used PROPERLY, and not for 'high strain' solenoid operation !

Also you actually kinda implied that I was wrongly using the switch for a 'low voltage' application as well, which to anyone who 'knows', I was not.

That poorly designed component, I believe, was probably manufactured DECADES ago, yet is still out there & being sold even by supposedly 'decent' suppliers, to this day.

Copies ?

NO ! ... There are no 'copies' of that part.

1 part, 1 set of tools, 1 factory, would be my guess.

I have to say, that I am ASTOUNDED that Rapid Electronics are dealing with THAT switch.

I simply cannot believe that ANY experienced professional parts specer would go near it !



They made some seriously GREAT electronic parts, back in the day !

Some of their stuff, really puts European, U.S. and Far East manufacturers to shame.

They also made the odd CRAP part or two as well . . .

Not many though ... The thought of a one way trip to Siberia, kinda makes the factory Q.C. guy do his job well !

In the West of course, MONEY is the motivating factor !


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