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Offline Atomic_Sheep

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Real Switch Amps
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:07:30 PM »
Just wondering, will real aircraft switches work in a low volt, low amp setting of a flight simulator?

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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 09:13:29 PM »
Yes they will.

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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 10:04:27 PM »
Thanks Bob, a switch is a switch I guess :).

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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 10:01:40 AM »
Thanks Bob, a switch is a switch I guess :).

Almost.
Higher current/voltage switches will use the arc when the switch is changed to keep the contacts clean. Over time using a high power switch in a low power application will develop oxidised contacts.

That said, you should be fine in this case.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 09:43:44 AM by KyleH »

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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 04:15:24 AM »
Hmm, thinking now. Don't think I have many options though.

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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 08:04:33 AM »
Hmm, thinking now. Don't think I have many options though.

For what you are using them for it is a non issue.. Use them....

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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 08:48:44 AM »
Aero switches can handle zillions of cycles, which is far from true with regular  toggles or pushbuttons.
Also the feel is 100% different.
Some good stuff also on the market like Carling, Honeywell etc
Pricey though.


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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 11:57:29 AM »
Hmm, thinking now. Don't think I have many options though.

As the others have said, don't worry you'll be fine. My comment was aimed at your "switch is a switch" remark.
You wouldnt want to use a household wall switch in a low power application.

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Re: Real Switch Amps
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 04:40:54 AM »
Thanks guys.

 

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