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

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 20:56:55 CDT 2016

"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."

Right, I thought about that once I'd posted.

My 8800A (with B supplies) still has the basic mini bat-handle style
switches. Correct me on this, but the later Altair 8800B use the
paddle-style handle, same as the IMSAI?

On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 8:45 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:

> On 11/05/2016 05:10 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
> > 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.
> The site I linked to from C&K is a good example of how a manufacturer's
> web site should be--parameterized search with vendor stock check.  So,
> for example, the momentary on-off-on 20V PC mount unthreaded with 10.67
> mm handle would be 7105SY9V3BE--and Arrow has about 150 in stock.
> Beats spending time on the phone talking to "inside sales".
> --Chuck

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