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Old 10-16-2009, 02:41 AM #17
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hrm... he told me it would be right under 3/4 cause 3/4 was too big, so i bought him 5/8 and 11/16 retainer ring.


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I don't know if this has been covered in the Kryton thread. I haven't been there in awhile. However, I figured out why many of the switches I had "appeared" to have failed. It is simply that the "nub" inside the clicky cover is too long. It pushes the switch button down just enough to prevent the laser from lighting. Just pull out the clicky cover, snip 1/8 inch off of the nub and re-install. No more problem!

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Actually dave, that's not the only problem. Those switches were failing completely. Even with the spring cut down they failed 40% of the time. No continuity through them at all.


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hrm... he told me it would be right under 3/4 cause 3/4 was too big, so i bought him 5/8 and 11/16 retainer ring.
Moh is sending me the rings he found at his local store. Ill try them both. I have a feeling one of them should work, but if not I will let you know kenom.
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Well danq, I do have an alternative. They just aren't cheap. (around $5 each) If you would like I'd be more than happy to send you some replacement clickies.

I also found this one, but it requires that you sand off the threads around the edge.
http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...-Switch/Detail

I know that this one is a bit spendy but it is exactly what I was looking for in a replacement.
https://www.fenix-store.com/product_...roducts_id=124

and here:
http://www.lighthound.com/Fenix-Forw..._p_8-2468.html

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Wow! I wasn't expecting that kind of response... well, guess I should have known - Kenom always has bent over backwards to accommodate people. No need to send me anything - just tell me which to order. I'd like to know which fits and/or operates better in your opinion. That $6.00 "LXX Switch Module? I had no idea that there were alternatives available, thanks!

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honestly, the only one I've tried is the first one listed. Took me a little time with the file to get rid of the threads. I've just not had the money to invest in which one is the best alternative. However, a person with a little engineering skills can make ANY of the alternatives work.
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Got what I needed out of this thread. =D

Thank you styropyro for the Clicky, and Mohrenberg for the retaining ring. The 11/16" ring works fine.
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i noticed that "he who must not be named" ....and cannot be named due to the forum filter sells them

I'm happy one of those retaining rings worked. Good luck with the build!
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