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    I would really like it if Automation Direct carried terminal blocks with these little switches on them. I find them extremely useful for simulating inputs and using them for enable switches for drives on test setups or prototyping. Even used a couple as force enable/overrides in an actual control panel once for debugging. Sure there are millions of other switches out there, but so very few basic switches that can easily mount on a common DIN rail.

    Looks like these ones are made by a company named Elmex, but Im sure there are other companies who also make the same thing or very similar.

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    I know that this is not exactly what you asked for, but I have used these to great effect.

    https://www.automationdirect.com/adc...sories/DN-DIS2

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    • #3
      Ya, those ones require too much effort to use as a simple switch. I do have a couple dozen on my test bench though for disconnecting certain control circuits depending on what hardware I am trying to work with.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the request. I passed it along to the Product Manager for consideration.
        If you have an urgent issue, please contact AutomationDirect's Technical Support team at 1(800) 633-0405 or (770) 844-4200. Thank you

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MikeN View Post
          I would really like it if Automation Direct carried terminal blocks with these little switches on them. I find them extremely useful for simulating inputs and using them for enable switches for drives on test setups or prototyping. Even used a couple as force enable/overrides in an actual control panel once for debugging. Sure there are millions of other switches out there, but so very few basic switches that can easily mount on a common DIN rail.

          Looks like these ones are made by a company named Elmex, but Im sure there are other companies who also make the same thing or very similar.
          It's gonna probably cost as much as a circuit breaker by the time they assemble that, so the only downside to using a breaker is size. ASI has some that are only 12 or 13mm wide (though as tall as a typical 1077/489 breaker).

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          • #6
            I think that Mike is looking for SPDT.

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            • #7
              The useful thing about a spdt is that you could use it on outputs to enable an auto/manual switch. Common to load, NC from plc output, NO connected to +voltage. If the plc died or something, the user could throw the switch to manual.... Just a random thought.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kewakl View Post
                I think that Mike is looking for SPDT.
                Ah, got it.

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