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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85734

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I am currently in the process of building a Graflex with ASP, for my dad, a great Star Wars fan.
Now I am dazzled... The ASP Graflex Switch description says that it needs a latching switch.
The Champion or Veteran Plug and Play kit descriptions say that the momentary switch and LED are sold separately...
Now I wonder: do the Soundboards work with the latching switches as well?
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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85735

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Hi Ser Arcturis,

The Graflex uses a control box with the Bubble Strip Clamp Card so I think you will probably need to order a LATCHING switch. The reason being that a momentary switch doesn't travel far enough down when pressed to register being pushed down in a control box, unless you glue an O-ring under the card to sit between the bottom of the Bubble Strip Clamp Card and the plunger of the momentary switch.

With a Latching switch the plunger moves up and down further but you only have to depress the button HALFWAY then release it so it doesn't click and lock into the down position.

For another explanation you can read fellow member OvrcAHst's advice to wamphiry13 in the thread about the Prodigal Son and switch types. You can find the post by clicking HERE

Hope this helps and if I'm wrong I'm sure others will correct me.

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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85736

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Okay, I understand that.
But I CAN use a latching switch on the Veteran soundboards?
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Yes you should be able to use the latching switch in the same way as described on the veteren boards as on the sabercore boards, with the same half click to complete the switch circuit without pushing far enough to latch it down.
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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85738

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Hi Ser Arcturis,

I am 90% certain as I don't have one. However the original poster (fellow member rlingasin) on the Prodigal Son thread I directed you to was looking at using the Veteran 2.5 Import and it was suggested to him to use a LATCHING switch.

By only half pressing the Latching switch you mimic how a Momentary switch works.

If you are still unsure then just wait till another member can confirm my advice or correct me.

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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85756

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Thanks guys :)
The Veteran/Champion boards come with an in-hilt recharge port or how do I charge them?

What's the best method to fix the switch in place? Superglue? Soldering?
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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85758

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The recharge port on the Veteran boards has to be ordered separately. You can do that here:

https://saberforge.com/collections/diy-electronics/products/recharge

I think the Champion board comes with the micro USB port for charging.

The switches come with a nut. It’s a bit of a pain, but it can be used to secure the switch. Or you can glue them. Or you can wrap a single layer of electrical tape around the threaded section and make it a press fit. That’s usually what I do, but I used the nuts on my last build.
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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85759

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Thanks scifidude :) where's the best place to fix that recharge port on an ASP Graflex? Right next to the switch under the switch card?
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Different switch types? 2 weeks 1 day ago #85761

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Yeah, that’s probably the best place. That’s where SF puts them on sabers with activation boxes.
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