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Started by shock10, Jul 21, 2019, 02:48 pm

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shock10

Jul 21, 2019, 02:48 pm Last Edit: Jul 22, 2019, 01:00 pm by shock10
I want to use 2 Narva Duckbill Switches for the Shield/Stabilizer switches on my (currently conceptual) TARDIS console. However, the only place they seem to be available is in Australia and some part of America (Florida I think). Where can I find them in the UK and/or are there any other names they go by?
Red Toggle Switch.jpg
EDIT: There are also these switches which I think would look quite good on a console.
Red Toggle Switch 2.jpg
Black Toggle Switch.jpg

EDIT 2: I have now identified the first switch as a K750/K751 Toggle Switch. Thank you for your help! However, there is another thing that I wish to look for. I have no clue what it is (yet), but I saw it on Luke Newman aka DW2012's TARDIS (which the screenshot is from) and I also wish to use it on my console.
Newman Toggle Switch.png

EDIT 3: Feel free to post switches that you can't identify and want to use in the replies too. :)

warmcanofcoke

Jul 21, 2019, 03:02 pm #1 Last Edit: Jul 21, 2019, 04:40 pm by warmcanofcoke
NARVA DUCKBILL OFF ON TOGGLE SWITCH WITH RED LED 20 AMP 12V 20mm DIA 60273BL
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NARVA-DUCKBILL-OFF-ON-TOGGLE-SWITCH-WITH-RED-LED-20-AMP-12V-20mm-DIA-60273BL/293030077203?epid=244135178&hash=item4439f42313:g:O3wAAOSwW4ddInpj

Black ON/OFF/ON Duckbill Toggle Flick Switch SPST Car Dash Light 12V 20A
Price:    £1.59
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Duckbill-Toggle-Flick-Switch/dp/B00ID6UHAG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Duckbill+switch&qid=1563723099&s=electronics&sr=1-1

K751
On/Off Amber Illuminated Miniature Round Hole Toggle Switch
16A @ 12V, 12V Bulb
Fits 20mm round hole
K752 as above Blue
K753 as above Green
K754 as above Red
http://www.robinsonseabrook.co.uk/index.html?http://www.robinsonseabrook.co.uk/docs/toggle/toggle.html

Narva appears to be a brand name, are you married to it, can it be a different company?
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

shock10

Jul 21, 2019, 04:17 pm #2 Last Edit: Jul 21, 2019, 05:09 pm by shock10
It can be a different company, not really bothered about the brand. Also thanks for the links to the black switches!

EDIT 2: I have now identified this as a K750/K751 Toggle Switch. Thanks for the help! :)

warmcanofcoke

why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Re: Help with finding switches

Well the first thing I usually do is go to a site like eBay, then type in a few useful key words like indicator light/switch/push button or rocker switch, paddle switch, toggle switch, then I change the settings to show price low to high by adding or removing key words like illuminated, square/rectangle or red/blue/amber/yellow/green. I check both eBay.com & eBay.co.uk because there are different results oddly enough.
Often times switches will come in lots of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 etc. Those lots are often less expensive by volume than buying individual units.

Sometimes I'll take the descriptions of the switches and google them, maybe it takes me to a distributor.

Or go to google images and see what the websites offer the really flash stuff.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Davros Skaro

The other thing with eBay searching is to click "Worldwide" under "Item Location" when you scroll down a bit on the left side. That should give you everything available regardless.

Best of luck finding what your after.

Chris.
Chris.

phillbarron

Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Jul 21, 2019, 08:44 pm
Quote from: shock10 on Jul 21, 2019, 02:48 pm
Newman Toggle Switch.png


Looks like a 5 position Guitar switch.


That was my first thought too. Although I think of it as specifically a Fender Strat switch for some reason.

shock10

Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Jul 21, 2019, 08:44 pm
Quote from: shock10 on Jul 21, 2019, 02:48 pm
Newman Toggle Switch.png


Looks like a 5 position Guitar switch.


Checked it out and it appears to be true, thank you!