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Date: 02/23/21 10:37
Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: icgspartadistrict

Looking to install a micro switch in the cab ceiling of an HO scale F3A.

I need it to turn off or turn on thru the use of a small magnet.  Similar to what Tangent did with the various light controls on their caboose.

I thought a Reed Switch would work, but everything I am coming across is momentary on/off.

What is the correct name, etc. of what I am looking for?

Thank you.



Date: 02/23/21 11:18
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: rnb3

Look for a "latching" reed switch.

Rick Bacon
Windsor, CO



Date: 02/23/21 11:34
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: icgspartadistrict

Thank you.
 



Date: 02/23/21 12:32
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: railstiesballast

Thank you for asking. I have failed to find latching SPST latching reed switches on line at Mouser or All Elecronics.
TIA for any help here on TO
The attraction for me is that it should eliminate the need for a lighting only decoder on an unpowered piece of rolling stock.



Date: 02/23/21 12:45
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: Charles

I have found them on eBay.

Charles



Date: 02/23/21 13:06
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: wabash2800

I believe they are available at Walthers. Visit the website online. This is a common application.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 13:07 by wabash2800.



Date: 02/24/21 08:17
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: miniempire




Date: 02/24/21 10:57
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: icgspartadistrict

Circuitron carries a couple of versions on page 14 of their catalog: 302CAT.pdf (circuitron.com)

John



Date: 02/24/21 12:28
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: railstiesballast

Thanks for the tips!



Date: 02/25/21 05:51
Re: Micro Switch Activated By A Magnet
Author: Arved

railstiesballast Wrote:
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> Thanks for the tips!

Ditto here. I have some cabooses and passenger cars that need lighting, but I don't want to use decoders and tie up addresses just to turn lights or markers on and off.

Warmest regards,

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, FL
Arved Grass



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