Sub-miniature Switches the same?

Andy B

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Got 2 switches not working in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle machine I am working on (well they are working, they just have no actuators to trigger them and the lugs that the actuators should be connected to have broken off - they're both for gates).

They have different part numbers in the manual (180-5090-00 and 500-5382-00). Pinball Mania has replacement for 180-5090-00 but not 500-5382-00. In fact, I can find 500-5382-00 nowhere so I am wondering if that part number was for the full ramp gate assembly including the switch.

Anyways, my question is are sub-miniature switches in games the same, albeit with different shaped actuators and that's why they have different part numbers?

I took a photo of the two switches side by side and they look the same but my eyesight is that bad I can't read the writing on them! It looks like one has 0.1A on it whereas the other one has 10(2)A on it but I have no idea what the numbers mean and there are no tech specs on the switches in the manual.

Cheers

Andy
 
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astyy

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Coincidentally, was tinkering with microswitches in my DE Hook yesterday which has the same large and small type. I think you're right re. the part numbers and the switches themselves are standard NO/NC. Just a case of them mechanically fitting with a suitable actuator.
 
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Andy B

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Coincidentally, was tinkering with microswitches in my DE Hook yesterday which has the same large and small type. I think you're right re. the part numbers and the switches themselves are standard NO/NC. Just a case of them mechanically fitting with a suitable actuator.
Nice one. Will get one ordered from Pinball Mania.
 
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