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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

    Odje Member

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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.
     

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