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I'm trying to build a "most useless machine" with the dpdt method.  I found a dpdt mini toggle, but its still hard to flip.  anyone know a way to make it easier to flip

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NotAnIdiot (author)2013-01-09

I realize this is a very old question, but in case anybody still wants to know- its really simple. All you have to do is open up the switch box, pull off the sliders from the springs, take the springs out and cut them. Only cut a very small part off, and put it back together and check it. Continue taking small pieces off the spring until you get the desired 'stiffness'. I don't know how that hasn't been answered yet, it's pretty simple and seems pretty obvious.

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jeff-o (author)2010-10-28

Switches come with different actuation forces. If you want to avoid modifying the switch you have (as below) then your only other choice is to get a different switch.

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framistan (author)2010-10-23

put a longer handle on the switch. glue a plastic or metal tube to the switch handle and it will give you more leverage to make the switch easier to push. If your application does not allow a long handle, then the only thing i know to do is buy another switch.

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lemonie (author)2010-10-24


In real terms you would have to take it apart and replace the spring(s), then reassemble it. Otherwise see framistan.

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