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Thread: Top Ten Off Switches

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    If you are truly a hardware geek, you actually pay attention to switches.
    The design, the tactile sensation and integration with the controlled device are all considerations.

    Apparently, I am not the only one who loves this sort of esoteric shit...here's a list some other nut made up...

    I'll quibble with some of the inclusions but not with the desire to rank such minutiae.
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    Things like that are a big turn-off as far as I'm concerned.
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    Eeew...
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    I did enjoy that article... I like nr. 7. And, by coincidence nr. 7 is my favourite nr. I like 7 because of the kinda minimalist design it has...

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    Flip Switch ftw.

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    I always preferred the toggle to the rocker switch the toggle always looks so simplistic ,but easy to replace .

    In an automobile I was thinking , like an on off heater switch .
    Last edited by peat moss; 11-14-2007 at 03:25 AM.

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    I think the most effective OFF switch I've ever used is called a hammer.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    In an automobile I was thinking , like an on off heater switch .
    I like this idea!

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    wtf is number 6?
    It's a switch for the socket next to it? What would you need that for?

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    So you can isolate the equipment from line voltage without removing the plug.

    Very useful if you want to maintain grounding.
    Very common in UK.
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