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Old 09-25-2013, 01:46 PM #1
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Default DIY 10A Judco switch

I recently did a build and the current draw was well over 5A, while I was using the famed McClicky I could literally hear it struggling. The first 2 McClickys I used would make the unit flash a couple of times upon start up This wan't the first time I had this issue. I have had some crap tail switches in some of my cheaper host that could not handle the current.

Here is my solution. I hope that some of you could use it as well, it is nothing new, but I haven't seen this same tip out there so here it is LPF;

I ordered some forward clicky's from Digi-key



Then I ordered up some blank driver boards from our very own local souce Zero lasers. Thanks for the fast shipping man I used both the 20mm and 22mm for this tutorial.


I had to pull it apart the Judco with a small screwdriver, the process is very easy. You want to remove the guts as not do damage them during the re-sizing


I had to reduce the size of the switch, it has this offset anyways so I used a dremel with a cut-off wheel to make a straight cut across here. In older models of the switch it was hollow in this area, not the case anymore. The plastic is very hardy, but not flexable.



This is whats it looks like when re-sized.


Next, I used the dremel to make some grooves so that the copper leads and solder points on the driver-board would allow for a flush mount. This one for the 22mm board.


Then you carefully bend the copper leads under the switch and match the driver-boards solder pads. This one for the 20mm board (will also fit X-blank, just barely)


Then solder up a spring. I applied some JB quick set to protect where the pad and switch meet... not that you need to. There you have it fellow laser heads a 10A custom clicky... I don't know maybe I should name it the JJ McClicky


Thanks for looking, as I always say "get out there and build it". Have a good day.jander6442


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Looks very solid indeed, I'm starting to think we both have similar taste when it comes to stability, durability and upgrades! These switches WILL handle way over 10A i can bet on it!
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Looks very solid indeed, I'm starting to think we both have similar taste when it comes to stability, durability and upgrades! These switches WILL handle way over 10A i can bet on it!
Great minds think alike. Use it man, they only ran me about $5.00 US. a piece all put together pretty cheap... plus they are fun to build.
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Default Re: DIY 10A Judco switch

I have used the Judco 10A in all of hosts , the first three generations of Magic sticks,
They were like $2.00 a pop back then and i bought a couple of hundreds back then,
Now i'm all out of them .. Will definitely be back to them in larger hosts..
For the 18650's i have a similar reverse clicky switch that is just as promising as the Judco , but smaller in size so I can easily use them in smaller hosts like 1x18650 etc. It handles 3-4Amps without any problems and tested upto 5A.. Anything higher than that , I would definitely use the Judco's!!
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These switches WILL handle way over 10A i can bet on it!
However, the steel spring will desolder itself
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Very true.... If you want more than the average spring can deliver I recommend this one.

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I have these springs , like hundreds of them if any one wants!
They're made of SS and 1.0mm wire thickness! Pretty solid, I am not sure but they wont melt that easy!
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The most useful review I have seen this year, your a good man and keep up the great work +4
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Indeed, And a for this great write up..
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