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Offline AllenB

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Source for 5mm round silicone pushbutton
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:17:41 pm »
Hi All,

I’ve got a bad pushbutton switch in a Kikusui bench power supply. It’s caused by a tear in the springy silicone “cone” with the black contact in the center. Looks more or less like what’s shown here:

https://sc02.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1v3J0LpXXXXc3XVXXq6xXFXXXe/Customized-silicone-rubber-push-button-Switch-Silicone.jpg_350x350.jpg

Any guess at what sort of switch I could pull one of these out of? It’s got to be 5mm diameter or very close. Suspect a lot of small, momentary switches have them but hoping to avoid buying a bunch of different ones trying to find the right size piece.

Any suggestions appreciated!

Thanks,
Allen
 

Offline Gyro

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Re: Source for 5mm round silicone pushbutton
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 08:33:32 pm »
Welcome  :)

You might want to look around the house for an old TV remote. The ones with soft buttons often have the same sort of silicone cones moulded into a sheet. With some scissors, a craft knife and a bit of ingenuity you might be able to come up with a free replacement plus spares. Just a thought.

Otherwise try ebay or equivalent, the magic term is 'conductive rubber contact'.
Chris

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Re: Source for 5mm round silicone pushbutton
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 09:58:53 pm »
Some old PC keyboards used to come with those as well.
 

Offline jdragoset

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Re: Source for 5mm round silicone pushbutton
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 10:20:01 pm »
Look at Walmart's imported kitchen timers
 

Offline AllenB

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Re: Source for 5mm round silicone pushbutton
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 09:35:35 pm »
Thanks for your suggestions. I’ll try pursuing some or all of them!

Allen
 


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