DL | You might find it easier to use a SPDT (aka three-way) switch and some DL | series capacitors.
DL | > Note that if you want the switch to do the same thing independent of DL | > which way it is flipped (e.g., to activate something that toggles) DL | > you can wire one capacitor between each contact and the pole. That DL | > way the switch shorts one capacitor as it brings the other across the DL | > circuit you are trying to control, eliminating the discharge time from DL | > consideration.
RG | That's an interesting concept. Do you think it would significantly increase RG | the drain on the coin cell battery?
DL | I wouldn't think so.
I just bought some RW684 2 channel wireless wall switches - the kind that use 4 AAA batteries to replace a similar 4 channel switch whose switch button has begun to require ever-increasing pressure to make contact. Now that I have the bad switch apart I want to see if I can, as suggested earlier, hook this switch up to a toggle-type lightswitch with more reliable contacts.
The circuit board "switches" look like big solder blobs and I can probably cut away the traces that lead to them and solder my own switch leads onto the board.
What's the best way to attach a wire to a circuit trace? I was thinking of drilling a tiny holy in the trace and scraping away enough of the green insulating coating to make a good joint. I could also trace the circuit path from the switch to the first discrete component, which I believe it a pin on the circuit board's IC, but there's not a heck of a lot of space to attach a new wire.
Also, does anyone care to take a guess what type and value of capacitor would be effective in the kind of setup Dan described?
P.S. and FWIW, the instructions with this switch say that banks 9 and 13 won't work with the RR-501 transmitter.
Thanks in advance!
-- Bobby G.