Weird little button


#1

It’s from the inside of a USB missile launcher, and it’s used to signal that the motor has reached the end of the line. One of them is broken, though, and the circuit is always closed.

Four pins, 6mm form factor. Momentary. Neither the broken one nor the working one actually press in at all or make a clicking sound. Judging by the working one, it seems that just nudging the nubby thing closes the circuit. I’ve never seen a button that behaves like this before.

Button is visible in the center of the picture.


#2

@PowerMeep, something like?

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/c-k/PTS645SM43SMTR92-LFS/CKN9112TR-ND/1146840

Double check the “height” of the switch, there’s a few 100 variations…

Regards,


#3

Not SMD, it’s the other one that I’m blanking on the name for. Pins and holes. The height is somewhere between 5mm and 6mm.


#4

@PowerMeep, “though hole”… The most important measurement is “Actuator Height off PCB, Vertical” aka how tall the button is off the board.

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/te-connectivity-alcoswitch-switches/1825910-7/450-1804-ND/1731414

Regards,


#5

I can certainly give that one a try. If it’s a little too short, maybe I can fudge a little extra height somehow. Thanks for your help!