WTB several IMSAI-8080 ON-OFF-ON momentary switches
drlegendre at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 21:25:16 CDT 2016
Oh duh for me! Confusion reigns supreme.
Yes.. the IMSAI uses those really wide plastic paddle switches.. that I had
always assumed were a +Carling+ part, as Carling has a line of switches
with similar handles.
Altair 8800A and B both use the metal mini-toggles - the former, bat-handle
the latter, the narrow metal paddle-handle.
On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 9:01 PM, Richard Cini <rich.cini at verizon.net> wrote:
> The "B" model used a flatted bat handle toggle switch which IIRC weren't
> made by C&K. I think I may have the number somewhere but I think there was
> a thread with this info a few years ago. A Google search might produce it.
> The Altair group archive on Yahoo might have it too.
> The IMSAI uses a plastic paddle switch.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Nov 5, 2016, at 9:56 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote:
> > "Not exactly--momentary, yes, but clearly not the paddle switches used on
> > the IMSAI. Fortunately, PCB-mount toggle switches are quite a bit
> > easier to locate."
> > Right, I thought about that once I'd posted.
> > My 8800A (with B supplies) still has the basic mini bat-handle style
> > switches. Correct me on this, but the later Altair 8800B use the
> > paddle-style handle, same as the IMSAI?
> >> On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 8:45 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> >>> On 11/05/2016 05:10 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
> >>> I need those too - some of my Altair switches have the handles
> >>> physically broken... in fact pretty much ALL the large switches (the
> >>> bottom row for run/deposit/exam/reset etc.) are ropey in one way or
> >>> another and need replacing (the smaller data/address switches are
> >>> fine). If anyone tracks down the correct type of switch please post
> >>> a link here! Or if you have any for sale shoot me an email.
> >> The site I linked to from C&K is a good example of how a manufacturer's
> >> web site should be--parameterized search with vendor stock check. So,
> >> for example, the momentary on-off-on 20V PC mount unthreaded with 10.67
> >> mm handle would be 7105SY9V3BE--and Arrow has about 150 in stock.
> >> Beats spending time on the phone talking to "inside sales".
> >> --Chuck
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