WTB several IMSAI-8080 ON-OFF-ON momentary switches

Mike Ross tmfdmike at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 19:10:55 CDT 2016

On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 4:41 AM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 11/04/2016 11:17 PM, drlegendre . wrote:
>> Am I correct that the Altair 8800(A/B) also uses those type of
>> switch?
>> If so, I need one or two as well.. my own, lone 8800 isn't quite what
>> it could be, IIRC. Had to sub switches.
> Not exactly--momentary, yes, but clearly not the paddle switches used on
> the IMSAI.   Fortunately, PCB-mount toggle switches are quite a bit
> easier to locate.
> I'd probably start here:
> http://www.ckswitches.com/product-selection/toggle/
> if I were looking for a replacement.
> --Chuck

I need those too - some of my Altair switches have the handles
physically broken... in fact pretty much ALL the large switches (the
bottom row for run/deposit/exam/reset etc.) are ropey in one way or
another and need replacing (the smaller data/address switches are
fine). If anyone tracks down the correct type of switch please post a
link here! Or if you have any for sale shoot me an email.



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