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    From hibernate mode i wanna wire a switch from my laptop to my car consul. What is the best type of switch to do this. There are momentary, flip, or push-on / push-off switches. Im thinking push-on/off type but not positive.

    Also does anyone know where to get nice glowing, or backlight switches??

    Thanx a ton.

    smonice
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  • #2
    You want Normally Open Pushbutton switch. Here is a link to what you may be looking for.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/fro...nu_search.html
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    • #3
      will this one work???

      http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/fro...ml?id=4MnorP2s
      (Green Illuminated Bulgin Vandal Switch -Ring Illumination)

      couldnt really find one that said normally open pushbutton switch in teh specs.

      smonice
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      • #4
        this also is for a laptop so there isnt a LED light to hook it to, so would i just use power, ground, and power again to light the ring of the button?

        smonice
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        Built in Wireless and Cell Phone Net Connection

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        • #5
          well what you would realy probably want would be a momentary switch that closes the circut when pused. in my opinion it would probably be much easier and safer for your board if you use one that wasn't lighted. there is always your local ratshack
          don't worry i know i usually don't make much sense

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          • #6
            sagekoala: and tht will kick my laptop back on from hibernate and act just like the button that is there allready?

            smonice
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            Lilliput 7" Touchscreen
            Built in Wireless and Cell Phone Net Connection

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            • #7
              yes, i would probably just wire this in parallel to your existing power switch ... which would probably be a pain in the *** because the contacts will probably be tiny.
              don't worry i know i usually don't make much sense

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              • #8
                thanx a ton, i appreciate it a lot. hope this works.

                smonice
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                Lilliput 7" Touchscreen
                Built in Wireless and Cell Phone Net Connection

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                • #9
                  that switch in the link that you provided is a momentary switch and yes wire it in parallel with your other switch. The LED can be wired to power and ground with no problem.
                  Check out my hopefully useful site...

                  www.hobbybotics.com

                  It's still under design but it is functional

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                  • #10
                    For the round LED rocker switches on that site... what kind of amperage can they handle? Could they be wired right up to a Xenarc, or would a relay be required? I'll assume they could handle the amperage for an amp remote wire.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by VanMan69
                      For the round LED rocker switches on that site... what kind of amperage can they handle? Could they be wired right up to a Xenarc, or would a relay be required? I'll assume they could handle the amperage for an amp remote wire.
                      The site has them rated for 50 mA at 24V. They should work fine.
                      Check out my hopefully useful site...

                      www.hobbybotics.com

                      It's still under design but it is functional

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