Open micro switches

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chrisyates
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Open micro switches

Postby chrisyates » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:19 pm

Can anyone advise on a source of open micro switches of the same pattern used on Lemaco and Fulgurex turnout motors? They must be used in industry somewhere, but I haven't been able to track them down. Does anyone know what their proper name is? Any help greeatfully received.

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Tim V
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Re: Open micro switches

Postby Tim V » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:44 pm

I wouldn't recommend their use, in fact I removed ALL my Lemaco/Fulgarex point motors many years ago after continued problems with the switches.
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Alan Turner
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Re: Open micro switches

Postby Alan Turner » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:05 pm

Aren't they the same as the Peco PL32 micro switch?

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Re: Open micro switches

Postby 45609 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:04 pm


Alan Turner
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Re: Open micro switches

Postby Alan Turner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:01 am

Why would anyone would want to buy one at those prices when a decent "proper" micro switch is available for 50p - 75p.

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Martin Wynne
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Re: Open micro switches

Postby Martin Wynne » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:44 am

chrisyates wrote:Can anyone advise on a source of open micro switches of the same pattern used on Lemaco and Fulgurex turnout motors? They must be used in industry somewhere, but I haven't been able to track them down.

Hi Chris,

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Like this? http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/microswitches/7410928/

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Re: Open micro switches

Postby John Fitton » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:57 pm

Very useful link Martin, thanks.

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chrisyates
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Re: Open micro switches

Postby chrisyates » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:01 pm

Many thanks for the helpful replies, especially Martin Wynne - no comment needed for the others! The switch in the RSS catalogue appears to be identical to the Peco unit.

I'll pursue further and post an update.

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Re: Open micro switches

Postby chrisyates » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:07 pm

Folks

At last I received a small package from Switzerland containing ten spare micro switches for the Lemaco/Fulgurex type of turnout motor. Lemaco no longer seem to be around - or at least are not selling their excellent point motors anymore. However, the switches are identical to those used on the Fulgurex point motor, and Fulgurex were happy to supply spare switches at the very reasonable price of CHF3/switch (about £2). They can be contacted via their website at: http://www.fulgurex.ch/en/index.html ; then go to Accessories. The only difference I can detect from the originals is that the new switches have a black plastic moulding, rather than blue.

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