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Side Button or Rear Clicky

Lifetime17

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Hi LPF,
I was wonder about preference in a host button would appreciate your input.
What would be your choice in a host, A side button or a Rear button to operate a laser host?
Thank You Rich:):thinking:
 



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REAR!

A side button could be handy but only if it also has a rear switch as well, if just one or the other then I prefer a rear switch/button.
 
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See, we got a vote for a rear switch, a side switch, what the heck Rich, I'll go with both. :D

I'm a whole lotta help! :crackup: :)
 

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Yeah, I"m with you Bob, i'd go with both :crackup:

Would be quite nice seeing something with a momentary side swith and a rear click button for long runs.

For heavy sized multimode builds I prefer rear button, but for low power, nice divergence single modes I would always choose momentary side switch.
 

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Hi,
Wow talk about preferences this is awesome i will keep a running list to see how many members decide on their choices. Thank you gents for the replies always helpful .

Rich:)
 

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^^++ on both, Rich :D
Depending on the electrician, the rear could be either constant run or a safety :beer:
 
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Both, makes accidents one step further away.
 

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I think that both are a good idea if there is room and it is practical.
In a very small host, a tail switch only is good choice, but in the mid to large hosts, I prefer a side switch if there is only one option. :yh:
 

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I definitely prefer a momentary side button since I really don't run into situations where I need to leave a portable laser or pointer on continously. I think it's easier to press the button on the side than the rear when you're holding it too.

Definitely would have to agree the rear is a good safety, and both would be best though.
 

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Hi,
Ok great info I'm logging the choices , so far side & rear latching is on top.

Rich:)
 

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I prefer side switch. Momentary is best for high power lasers but either constant on/off or momentary is fine for low power.
In my opinion, continuous on is unsafe for very powerful lasers and especially if the switch is in the rear - it is more difficult to access quickly if it needs to be turned off.
 

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Both, generally. Tail power on/off --side whatever function is needed.

From a custom one at a time host makers standpoint I would guess being able to offer and deliver what any customer wants either which way is the best choice. What a paying customer wants is what matters.
 
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See, we got a vote for a rear switch, a side switch, what the heck Rich, I'll go with both. :D

I'm a whole lotta help! :crackup: :)
Yeah, like your suggestion for another host instead of picking between two WLs.

But as the curator of the Southern Museum, I have to agree with my Northern counterpart.

I like both and as Mr Alaskan states, it "makes accidents one step further away".

RB

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Hi,
Side and rear still in the lead, Great input guys basically this gives me ideas how to build them. Just finishing up on a REAR clicky 2X26650 AL / copper core /24AWG wire. i have a tendency to counter sink the rear latching switches so its harder for a accidental firing and you can stand them up.

@ Encap,
I try to machine different ways so if a customer want a specific type of firing button or buttons you made a good point..

Rich:)
 
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My PL-E has rear + side switches (and power indicators), and I love it! :D

Having both is good for safety.
 




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