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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:55:16 PM on 1 April 2020.
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Hi folks,
Not sure if anyone can help, I’m looking for the radio/gram/power push button unit for a Philips RF4
Hopefully someone has an old one laying around.
Cheers
Scott


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:57:24 PM on 1 April 2020.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:28:22 PM on 1 April 2020.
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Hi there GTC, yes like those ones


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 3:50:10 PM on 2 April 2020.
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You'd be lucky.

If you can modify to use a Schadow 4 pole per button, 4 or 5 switch array, I have some.

Like these, only 4 or 5 gang.

https://www.westfloridacomponents.com/SW096PD/Gang+Switch+Push+Button+4PDT.html


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:26:14 PM on 2 April 2020.
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Thanks Ian, there’s only enough room for a 3 gang switch.
If you have one with 3 switches I could probably use it
Cheers


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:49:08 PM on 2 April 2020.
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I have 4 and 5 way but you can cut them down or just remove the 4th switch by bending the tabs up.

Email me your details and I'll pop one or two in the mail. Complete with the lamp holders and pretty coloured buttons (which come off, of course.

Does this switch mains though? The switches are not mains rated. Many years ago I had some matching Schadow mains switches that would have fitted the same frame. They were used in Pye TVs. But that was many years ago.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:50:36 AM on 3 April 2020.
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I have a switch from a fan somewhere. This switched mains and the output from an autotransformer. Off, lo, mid, hi speed. I'll have a look and see if it modifiable to three buttons. Another possibility if you have an old fan to sacrifice. Yours if I can find it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:59:52 AM on 3 April 2020.
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.Scotty: what is the actual issue with the original switch (assuming it's not missing entirely)? Sometimes, with a bit of fiddling and ingenuity, switches can be brought back from the dead.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 3:44:19 PM on 3 April 2020.
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Hi GTC, it’s been snapped off so the mains is there if radio/gram isn’t
Cheers


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 4:44:58 PM on 3 April 2020.
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If it's one of those Philips switches with the flat brown phenolic shafts, we could make a new shaft out of fibreglass PCB FR4 (without the copper of course)

If you could sketch the dimensions (use verniers and make it accurate) I could make a Gerber file for my friendly local PCB maker George to route out.

It would give me the incentive to replace a broken one in one of my radios. Much stronger than the original material too.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 5:05:24 PM on 3 April 2020.
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Maybe some photos of the broken switch, removed from the set, would help (well-lit and in focus, of course).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 6:36:18 PM on 3 April 2020.
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Thanks Ian and GTC
I’ll have a closer look at it in the next few days and post some pics
Cheers
Scott


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 6:38:06 PM on 3 April 2020.
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Thanks also STC830
I’ll post some pics


 
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