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Old 02-05-2010, 03:57 PM #1
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Default laser pointer keychains with constant on/off switch

Hi everyone,

I have searched high and low for laser pointer keychains that have a different kind of switch than the regular momentary on/off switches. Does anyone sell or know somewhere who sells laser pointers that have a toggle switch or some other type of constant on/off switch?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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why?? max battery life with those tiny buttons would be mere minutes.
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Default Re: laser pointer keychains with constant on/off switch

You mean a switch:

as opposed to a push button:
right?

Is so, Nope, i don't know. Although, you could make one in a lab-style laser if you so pleased.

All that aside, make sure it has good enough heat sinking, because if it doesn't and you accidentally leave it on overnight.........
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I wouldn't worry about leaving it on dude, Those button cells will be dead fast.

Unless you know of some miracle button cell that runs forever.
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Default Re: laser pointer keychains with constant on/off switch

I seemed to have missed the word 'keychain' there, oh well.
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I didn't realize the cells would last for that short a time.
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Default Re: laser pointer keychains with constant on/off switch

Well I have a violet keychain laser that uses a single rechargeable 10180 battery. This will last much longer than the button cells. It would not be hard for me to remove the module desolder the switch and resolder on a new switch that allows for constant on/off. I would just need to find a switch that macthes size limitations.
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This kit from jayrob has a stock constant on/off switch and is powered by a 10280 battery. I believe you can leave the stock circuit alone and still use this host. I have a couple of these and there awesome.
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^that thing is cool, i want one but dont want to build it lol.
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Well I have a violet keychain laser that uses a single rechargeable 10180 battery. This will last much longer than the button cells. It would not be hard for me to remove the module desolder the switch and resolder on a new switch that allows for constant on/off. I would just need to find a switch that macthes size limitations.
Cool, I would like to try that. Do you remember where you bought it?


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I bought it from boblasers, I have 2 for sale in the B/S/T section, Keep in mind however this modification is not easy for those who have limited soldering experience.
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I would love to squeeze a constant on/off switch or circuit alongside (on top) of a FlexDrive.

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This kit from jayrob has a stock constant on/off switch and is powered by a 10280 battery. I believe you can leave the stock circuit alone and still use this host. I have a couple of these and there awesome.
In Jayrob's thread detailing his build process he mentions that he was unable to keep the constant on/off circuit.

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The only other thing that I did, was to bypass the little button circuit on the stock board to make it a momentary button switch...

It had some kind of little circuit that allowed it to be a constant on / off switch, but this did not work with the FlexDrive, so I just bypassed the circuit...
Jayrob's Keychain 10280 battery build is fabulous btw. His kit is certainly worth it if you want a tiny build.

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I just noticed that this thread is in the B/S/T section??

Wouldn't it been more appropriate elsewhere??
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