Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Installing new momentary pilot switches

03 Apr 2012   #11
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
I think my dad have one, could you maybe try to explain what I am suppose to look at if I try it with an Ohmeter, if they work are they suppose to give a short signal and then die out?, I am kinda bad at explaining since english is not my main language
No problem, if you connect an ohmmeter to the switch, you should get continuity or a beep when you move the switch to on, and nothing when it's off since the circuit will be open.

So to check yours just touch the leads to each terminal, if you don't get a beep it is in the normally open position, by moving the toggle to the other position you should get a beep or low resistance until you let go of it. (It wont die out it will stop pretty abruptly)

If that is what you get when checking then your switch is working.

Like I mentioned above when pointing to that other article, you probably want to follow the way the switch is wired. On your switches, what terminal is the bottom one in the picture I reposted of yours?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2012   #12
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmm not sure what you mean with terminal but my guess is what direction its pointing or the metal flicks, the switches are at default at 3, and need to be pushed to 1, hopefully this is what you meant
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2012   #13
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
Hmm not sure what you mean with terminal but my guess is what direction its pointing or the metal flicks, the switches are at default at 3, and need to be pushed to 1, hopefully this is what you meant
Sorry I wasn't more clear but that is what I meant, you answered my question.

So if you connect the blue to 3 and the white to 1 you will be doing the same as the one in the article.

The Mod Brothers • View topic - Installing Momentary Fighter Pilot Switch for Power

I would still make sure your switches are working correctly before hooking them up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2012   #14
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, will write that down and then head over to my dad tomorrow, middle of the night about now ^^, so I will be back tomorrow and write if they worked as suppose
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2012   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
Ok, will write that down and then head over to my dad tomorrow, middle of the night about now ^^, so I will be back tomorrow and write if they worked as suppose
OK, get some sleep.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #16
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok a slight update my dad can't seem to find his so I would need to buy one. My question is would something in the link bellow work?

http://www.tequipment.net/Velleman_dvm830.html
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
Ok a slight update my dad can't seem to find his so I would need to buy one. My question is would something in the link bellow work?

Velleman DVM830 Digital Multimeter with Transistor Test Velleman DVM830 DVM 830 DVM-830
Yes, that would work. Did you notice it was discontinued?

It now links to this, which would also work. Actually a little better too, it has a continuity buzzer, the one in your link didn't.

Velleman DVM850BL Digital Multimeter with Backlight Velleman DVM850BL DVM 850BL DVM-850BL

Are you getting it somewhere else? It says it's only $17.90 but all orders need to be a $50.00 minimum.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #18
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I found a shop here in Sweden that sells the 830, but was not sure if I should link that site since it was all in Swedish so found a different site that was in english ^^, But I will see if the shop have that one since they don't really seem to be that expensive and it can always be good to have one

Edit#1 The same shop that was selling the older version also have the newer one that you linked and it was not that much more expensive so I will grab that one instead
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #19
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
I found a shop here in Sweden that sells the 830, but was not sure if I should link that site since it was all in Swedish so found a different site that was in english ^^, But I will see if the shop have that one since they don't really seem to be that expensive and it can always be good to have one
Good man, smart thinking there. You're right it is always good to have one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #20
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So I thank all for the help I have gotten and I will go pick one up when I have the opportunity since there is no rush mainly also because I am not sure where I want the switches yet, and will mark this thread as solved. And then later on if the switches work as intended I will upload another picture in the "show your rig" thread
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installing new momentary pilot switches




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD Once a day, momentary freezing on program in use.
I have BSOD at least once a day even if I'm not using my computer. I woke up one day and turned my computer on to find out that this had happened while I was asleep. Not only that but any program I happen to be using mainly games or videos on my computer will freeze. The problem is that using...
BSOD Help and Support
Continuous momentary hangs
I am using a latitude E6510 with Windows7 64 bit. I am getting frequent, random, momentary hangs - 50 or more in an hour. I can be typing, or searching on the web, or pretty much doing anything, and the machine will hang - the mouse pointer will stop and go to a green circle - or the cursor...
BSOD Help and Support
How do I get my E2 Palm Pilot to work with win 7?
How do I get my E2 Palm Pilot to work with win 7? Why do they have to keep changing things? if it ain't broke don't fiddle with it. I have data on my palm pilot which I can not afford to lose. There is just too much to store on my mobile phone and in any case most of the data is not comparable...
Hardware & Devices
Momentary freeze followed by the removable hardware sound.
Hello, Need help with momentary 2-3 second freeze followed by the sound you hear when you plug in a removable hardware device.Then computer will work fine. I reformatted and did a fresh install, and it still does it. It will do it when I'm gaming, or just when I'm on the desktop with nothing...
General Discussion
Google Pilot Program- USA only
Pilot Program - Chrome OS I applied, so eagerly awaiting response.
Chillout Room

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:05.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App