Momentary contact light switch mechs?

Discussion in 'Electronics & Electrics' started by spludgey, May 19, 2020.

  1. spludgey

    spludgey Member

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    I've got a few sonoffs installed and just realised that sonoff minis have an input for a momentary switch without tinkering, like in the sonoff basic.
    So it would be great to install them and replace the light switch mech with a momentary one.
    However I've been unable to find the mech at a price that's any less than the sonoff itself, which is a bit ridiculous.
    Does anyone know where I can get them for a dollar or two? Maybe I'm using the wrong name and that's why I can't find them?
     
  2. CacTuar

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    Try searching for a bell press mech if you are looking for a momentary light switch
     
  3. aXis

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    A few years ago I bought about 20 some for a similar purpose - z-wave micro modules. Clipsal bell press 30MBPR, were maybe $4 each. Google shows them for $10+ now though, bugger!

    The other option is to replace the whole wall plate. Ebay or aliexpress have the big rocker switches like you see at hotels.
     
  4. Odje

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    Have you considered changing the firmware on the sonoff mini to Tasmota? a lot more options in tasmota, and it is compatible with normal switches.
     
  5. Zee

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    Aliexpress - but you'll only get the buttons themselves.

    Sadly, this is what happens when products like this are so cheap. People are in shock and horror when a simple wall plate and momentary bell press of decent quality cost just as much. I'm sure the plates cost Clipsal about $2 each...

    I tend to use the linked type switched with Clipsal Saturn plates (remove the plastic buttons and screw in the linked mechs). Clipsal plate is about $50, mechanical buttons about $1each...

    On a side note, I actually find the $1 Aliexpress momentary switches more reliable, I've had 2 out of 10 of the Clipsals mechs lost the "click" in 2 years. That's a piss poor effort for a $30 mech...

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