It's your basic black action button! This is a very useful, small, panel-mount momentary switch. It is a SPST N.O. with the threaded portion being 6.75mm in diameter. This button is perfect for basic On/Off functions. Overall length (including leads) is 1.06" and has small solder lugs for connection. These momentary buttons are rated up to 0.5A and 250VAC.
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Basic, convenient pushbutton. I got a couple dozen (roughly) of this style of button in a few different colors. 2 of them were DOA, one is flaky after a couple of weeks. For the price - not a big deal. Just test them first!
I bought recently bought 45 of these (15 Green, 27 Black, 4 White) for a project. Based on prior reviews, I bought a few extra but all of them worked. I will agree the push button action varies between the buttons from smooth to slight resistance. In addition, the button actuation varies a bit with most triggering with pushing most the way in and some must be completely pressed to trigger.
Overall, very good value. I would clearly by again at this point. I will post additional review if they start to fail in the future
I purchased a few of these buttons for a project. Unless you press and wiggle the plunger they make very poor contact. I figured it might be just one bad apple, but the whole batch was the same. If you don't care that you have to wiggle the button to make a connection, these are certainly very inexpensive. But if you want good solid connections each and every press, you need to look elsewhere. I found a replacement on Digikey that had the same hole diameter that just works. Of course they were $6 each.
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Does anyone know the thread size? Based on the datasheet, it looks closest to #6 based on thread diameter, but it doesn't say explicitly
is there any small panel mount buttons that are more sturdy? i love the massive arcade button ones but would be looking for (much) smaller versions of them.. i find these break easily if pressed sideways accidentally (ie: if in a backpack or something). any ideas anyone?
I'd love to see some smaller panel mount buttons. I'm looking for a panel mount button, but all sparkfun carries at the moment are gargantuan compared to what I have in mind. These are about the right size, but according to the comments and reviews, the quality is a tad bit questionable.
How do i can wire them up correctly it only have two connectors ? my Arduino needs to know when this button is HIGH or LOW..
You'll generally want to use a pulldown resistor - see arduino.cc: Examples > Digital I/O > Button