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Rekey a key-based electrical switch? Answered

I'm looking to make an enclosure for my 3D printer here shortly, as I plan to take it to a convention or two. While I plant to ALWAYS have someone I trust at the printer, I am thinking long term, and wanting to ensure that no one can mess with the printer while I am away (say for a snack run or to use the bathroom). 

Either way, the enslure I plan to make is also planned to have a set of key-based switches. I would like all the switchs to use the same key, so I only have to keep on key on me to run the whole thing. I would also like this to be the same key that locks the access panel to the PSU and the actual printer itself, but I know that may be pushing it a bit.


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mpilchfamily

Best Answer 4 years ago

May take some searching but you can but key switches with standard keys and may even find a full set with cabinet lock that use the same key. Either way. Finding several key switches with the same key and using a standard key type shouldn't be difficult. Then you can have a lock smith rekey a cabinet lock to match your key.

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iceng

4 years ago

Do you sleep with it ?

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DoctorWooiceng

Answer 4 years ago

I'm not sure if this is a joke at me or a serious question. Either way, no. But it is named, if that counts for anything.

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icengDoctorWoo

Answer 4 years ago

Just humor...

When you fear someone messing with your Precious during voiding or feeding then what about napping came to mind ;)

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

You can order key switches for machine use with matching key patterns.
Klöckner Möller for example has a wide rage include those with illumination.

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DoctorWooDownunder35m

Answer 4 years ago

I feel like I may have just found the Holy Grail. Even if I don't use the key switch idea, or get them from somewhere else, that is still a great place! Thanks!

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Wired_MistDownunder35m

Answer 4 years ago

Yeah best bet.

Could always put a camera there, recording or not, just to keep people from touching it :P

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rickharris

4 years ago

Put it under a plexy glass cover.

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DoctorWoorickharris

Answer 4 years ago

As in make a door to cover all the switchs? Because if so, I may have to look into that! Would make things a bit easier for me, thats for sure!