MITS Altair 8800b switches needed
mhs.stein at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 23:41:57 CDT 2015
Anything here you like?
Might have to hunt for a distributor/retailer
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From: "drlegendre ." <drlegendre at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2015 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: MITS Altair 8800b switches needed
> Since Erik brought it up..
> I could also use a couple switches, but in my
> case they are for an 8800A
> model. (Well, it's sort-of a 'B' now as it was
> upgraded to the 'B' power
> supply, but it still has the original 'A' type
> D/C board).
> Like the 'B' it uses mostly Mom-Off-Mom
> mini-toggles, with panel mount
> bushing, and the long solder terminals that
> solder directly to the PCB (not
> the small eyelet type). But the handles are the
> standard mini-toggle bat
> handle - not the flatted paddles Erik describes.
> Any leads, feel free to mail me off-list.
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 1:13 PM, Erik Klein
> <classiccmp at vintage-computer.com>
>> I am desperately seeking NOS, working pulls or
>> accurate replacement
>> switches for my MITS 8800b.
>> These are flattened paddle switches, both
>> ON-OFF and MOM-Off-MOM type.
>> SPDT, Panel mount, solder post with a 15mm
>> actuator. This last part is the
>> pain as everything I've found is 10mm or less.
>> I've checked every online source that I know of
>> plus all of the local
>> electronics and surplus shops with no luck.
>> I'm sure someone here has a stash or knows
>> someone who does. I need at
>> least one of each type but would prefer a few
>> more as I do have a few
>> marginal switches to replace if I can.
>> I'd even buy a complete 8800b D/C board if
>> that's what it took.
>> Please email me at my webmaster@
>> "vintage-computer.c0m" address if you can
>> Thank you!
>> Erik Klein
>> www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum - The Vintage
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