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Deleted member 42405

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Sorry but why exectly are the leads on pushbuttons all bent and weird? Is it for a reason or is it just so its a pain to get them into breadboards?
 

Minder

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If you are talking of the small kink in the end of the leads, I think that is to retain them in the board until after soldering.
In any case I just use needle nose and crimp them straight.!
They are usually a tad wide to get into a Breadboard anyway?
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Oh rght, thought it might be something like that.
 

Martaine2005

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In any case I just use needle nose and crimp them straight.!
They are usually a tad wide to get into a Breadboard anyway?
M.
Yes, they do appear to be a different pitch? If that's the correct word!
I used to solder leads to switches and pots with tinned ends for breadboard use.
Now I have a separate pcb with several types of switches, pots and header pins. So whether DPDT, Tactiles, illuminated rockers etc.it's just male jumpers board to board. Clean and works a treat!

Martin
 
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