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    Quote Originally Posted by slffl
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    could you just hook the opus to an on/off switch to make it work instead of building a circuit?


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    If by hook up the opus to an on/off switch you mean cut the rem line and have a toggle switch, than yes. Just to be clear on that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreyzig
    I made and use this circuit with my opus and momentary switch.

    http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/circ/alt1.htm

    so i can turn it on or off whenever i want.
    Looks neat. Though i was refferencing the case where the bulgin is used explicitly. I made the mistake of wiring the bulgin straight to my pc, hoping opus wont complain. But it did
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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    No, the switch has more than 2 contacts on the back. On set is the switch, the other set is for power to the leds. The switch is momentary. The reason the led stays on in the pics is because they have the leds powered by a pc. So as long as power is applied to the led contacts, the light will be on.

    Get it ?

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    Ok got mine in today, and it didnt come with any diagram.

    Im guessing that 1 & 2 is going to be possitive wire from the computer
    current switch, and 3 & 4 are going to be the negative. The only thing
    is that the switch from the computer only has one pos and neg.

    Outside 1 & 4 for the switch AND inside 2 & 3 for the light in the button?




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    My suggestion would be to try and disassemble that switch and you should get a pretty good idea of what lead is going to which pin.

    Nice switch by the way.

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    just use a voltmeter and check for continuity between the pins while you're pushing the button.

    if you don't have a voltmeter, you can use wires connecting a battery to a buzzer/light/speaker/whatever with the button between the battery and the component.

    by the same logic, you can use a 9V or 12V battery to see which 2 pins, when connected, make the light come on.

    i'll bet you a dollar that the 1 & 4 pins are for the light, and the 2 & 3 pins are for the switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [iG]
    If by hook up the opus to an on/off switch you mean cut the rem line and have a toggle switch, than yes. Just to be clear on that...
    I don't understand what you eamn by that....i do have an opus and I do want to use the bulgin switch..however i'm running into the same momentarily switch problem and I don't really want to build the circuit.......can you clarify on your idea?

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