Reliable DPDT switches?


#1

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a quality DPDT switch or and where they get them from. I have used these from a seller on Amazon and have had to replace 2 out of 4. One didn’t work out of the box and the other 2 started giving me issues a few months after the install. Needless to say, it is a pain having to go back in and replace these. I’m planning on ordering another batch but want to get some feedback before I do. Thanks

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DN7YIBY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00


#2

the ones i’ve bought from radioshack have been kind of pricey but very solid. i’ve also had bad experiences with amazon/ebay dpdt switches.


#3

Do you have a local electronics store? I’ve found that you can get better quality products and even have them order from their suppliers at no extra cost to you!


#4

Thanks for the help. I don’t even think I have any Radio Shacks around anymore but I’ll find a new spot to get them even if they are a bit more expensive.


#5

The Radio Shack ones have served me exceedingly well. These used to be available on their site, but have only been available at the physical stores for a while now.

The only other one I tried was the CW Industries SW653-ND model, which I got from Digi-Key. The form factor was awesome, but it must have been relatively fragile inside, as it didn’t work after I soldered to it.

There are probably some other decent ones that are more widely available, though. Good luck. Please let us know if you find anything exceptional.


#6

Sorry to necro this thread, but do any Canadians know if there are any places to buy good switches locally? Was considering going to Sayal in Scarborough but I remember their switches not looking much different from the ones I’ve been buying on ebay.