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What does "PCB mounted" mean? Can I use it on plate just as other switches?
It means that there are extra 2 "legs" beneath the switch housing. Should be fine with use with the normal plate just as other switches. Even if it does not, you can easily clip those legs with flush cutters.
Thanks! I'm quite new to this hobby. Clipping those legs could be tricky. Hope I won't clip a wrong one, if I have to. lol
pcb mount switches have two little tits on them that will fit into two little holes on pcbs that are designed for pcb mount switches. if u dont know what you’re going to use the switches for, then always get the pcb mount switches bc you can just take a pair of flush cutters and cut the two tits off and then you have converted them into plate mount switches. its a little time consuming but easy.
I just used a small pair of needle nosed pliers, and snapped off the legs from the bottom. worked great.
is tits the technical term?
The ones you'd be clipping are made of plastic, and the ones you don't touch are made of metal, so it's easy to tell.
You can also just use a pair of nail clippers. I've done that before in a pinch.