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Old 03-09-2011, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hobby_rv6 View Post
Look at the online Digikey catalog, page 2308. It shows the Apem line of vandal proof switches. I looked at several other manufacturers, and it appears that the required mounting hole is between .625" to .875", depending upon the switch. I think that mine was .75".
Don't let the prices shown shock you. Like I said, I went to a local electric supply shop, described what I was trying to accomplish, and he walked me to the back supply room with the boxes of inventory, reached in and said "like this". And it was exactly what I wanted.
Good luck,
Thanks for the info - I guess the trick is to use "vandal proof" to search...

I'll replace my ugly AC spruce one now -

...and I'll check our local electrical outlet.

I presume that quite a long physical movement of the button is required to actuate the switch, Apem did not seem to give a spec.
Gil Alexander
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