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 Posted: Saturday Feb 21st, 2015 06:30 pm
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Swiss-Toni
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I thought i would share this idea for the use of a  redundant tamper switch inside the comfort panel. As I don't use the tamper switch in my panel as I am constantly in and out of it and I was tired of using a torch to see inside all the time I decided to rig up a led strip light inside the panel. Initially I tried to use the switch but it breaks the circuit when panel is open and unless you wire it into a zone and then use output it cant really be used.
Where the switch was i replaced it with a 19mm push on/off switch which a I bought from ebay along with some self adhesive led strip lights the total came to around £10. so not exactly expensive.
Things you should look out for though:
Depth of switch (so as not to hit other components)
12V supply (I did not use the comfort supply for lights)

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Last edited on Sunday Feb 22nd, 2015 01:08 pm by Swiss-Toni



 Posted: Sunday Feb 22nd, 2015 07:14 am
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slychiu
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Thanks for the tip, but I dont knoww what is the difference between the original switch and the new one. Both break the circuti when the lid is open?



 Posted: Sunday Feb 22nd, 2015 12:39 pm
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The new switch does not break the circuit as it is push button that turns off/on the led strip light in the cabinet, making it easier to see everything clearly. Where my cabinets are located their is insufficient light and as I do not use the tamper circuit on the cabinets, it was an alternative function. It just made life a bit easier for me when creating alterations and seeing components in the cabinet.

Last edited on Sunday Feb 22nd, 2015 12:40 pm by Swiss-Toni



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