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Where can I find a greater variety of push buttons?

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I have trouble finding a store with a greater variety of push button designs to use for my custom case. Most power buttons I see that are sold separately come in the form of a LED ring around a metal circle or the power button on the metal circle. But there's not much variety beyond that. But they all have the same basic smooth metal finish and there aren't even other LED indicators like a dot or point on the button.

However I am specifically looking for this type of button style:



They are present in some cases but aren't they sold separately by third parties as well? To me it's odd that I can easily find knobs for sale with this circular brushed/knurled texture on the face, but not push buttons.
post #2 of 14
yeah , u wont find those power buttons that easy frown.gif
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You can always check to see if there is a computer/electronics surplus store in your area. They can be as big as a warehouse and have parts for older systems that may work just fine for what you want.
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i know they have to be momentary switches too
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If you can find them as a rotary switch, I'd get those so you can harvest the knobs. Then go to a surplus place and find a momentary switch that you can mount the knob onto. You'll obviously have to do a little hardware hacking to get it to work right as there's no "right off the shelf" solution available.
post #6 of 14
While the particular switch you are looking for is difficult to find outside of salvage, a google image search for "momentary push button switch" yields numerous alternatives that you could use, including some metal ones that have rounded, raised, and flush mount buttons. I imagine that a little time, some patience, and a Dremel sanding wheel could yield a similar appearance...
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Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post

If you can find them as a rotary switch, I'd get those so you can harvest the knobs. Then go to a surplus place and find a momentary switch that you can mount the knob onto. You'll obviously have to do a little hardware hacking to get it to work right as there's no "right off the shelf" solution available.

That should have to do then. I'll buy a few metallic knobs and practice slicing them up to make it fit within the case and on top of the switch.
post #8 of 14
For custom switches head toward more your industrial supply or automotive parts places they generally have a much larger selection of switches eg http://www.alliedelec.com/switches/pushbutton/ just in push button switches over 2800 types have fun.

I have bought a similar switch off there Aus site for work purposes, i have no experience with there US site but can only assume they should have something close to what your after otherwise similar sites should be the go.
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post #10 of 14
Some are with leds http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Push-Power-Button-Angel-Eye-Blue-Led-16mm-12V-Switch-Momentary-Stainless-Steel-/170971941221

I dunno if this is what ur looking for

Nice things about led is 4pin switch so u can have the led for hdd or power led. I built a scratch built a few years ago and had a blue and red momentary switch. Blue for power and its lednalso for power while my reset's swtich's red led was my hdd led.

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Edited by Ridingmac - 4/16/14 at 4:44am
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