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post #1 of 5
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Will these switches work for a power button for a pc?
I know usually momentary switches are used for a power and reset button, but I don't see why it shouldn't work for a power button. I can understand the need for a momentary switch for reset and I plan to use one. But for power can I use just a normal military switch that toggles? Or will it just give the pc power but not actually turn on without some other switch ?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5824/ele-257/Military_Style_Switch_-_Blue_LED.html?tl=g52c401s318

Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 5
It'll turn the pc on, then back off after a bit. You need to use a momentary switch for power too.

You COULD use a SPST and then flick it back and forth when you want power, but that's just using a toggle switch as a momentary switch.

If you want an LED switch, run an led and put it near a momentary switch or something.

EDIT:
What about http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13394/ele-848/Military_Style_Momentary_Switch_-_No_LED.html?tl=g52c401s318
no LED though.
Edited by avesdude - 4/2/12 at 12:37am
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post #3 of 5
Yeah, you would have to switch it to the on side then right back off. I did this with a switch as a temp solution at one time.
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I was planning on using that switch for the reset button, but those momentary ones don't have LEDs (obviously haha) Which was a buzzkill.

I guess it's not the end of the world, just would have been cooler. Oh well :/
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If you did some wire modification, you could get an led.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6273/ele-302/Prewired_Bulgin_Vandal_Power_Switch_w_LED.html

I imagine, from that image, it just uses the mobo power led header to light it. Probably could do something similar but you'd need to put the led on a circuit separate from the switch.
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