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    I have an old momentary switch with a ring light, and I want to use it with a Crystal Focus 5.6 board so that the ring lights up while the saber is on, but off while in sleep mode. I assumed I would one of the accent LED pads, but I don't know what to connect where. I found an unhelpful diagram on a site that sells a similar switch, which I'll attach here along with a photo of my actual switch.IMG_9954.jpgIMG_9955.jpgLTCH-K3-ORG_3.jpg

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    Diagram here.
    16mm Anti Vandal Latching Blue Ring Switch (thecustomsabershop.com)

    To keep it as basic as possible.. use C1 and NO1 for the actual switch wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mah Al Ibara View Post
    I have an old momentary switch with a ring light, and I want to use it with a Crystal Focus 5.6 board so that the ring lights up while the saber is on, but off while in sleep mode. I assumed I would one of the accent LED pads, but I don't know what to connect where. I found an unhelpful diagram on a site that sells a similar switch, which I'll attach here along with a photo of my actual switch.IMG_9954.jpgIMG_9955.jpgLTCH-K3-ORG_3.jpg
    I’m not sure that the 5.6 had sleep mode, or that you’ll be able to turn off the switch light when the saber isn’t running.
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    If it is a latching switch that will not matter.

    I know the OP said momentary but it looks like a latching one to me.
    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strydur View Post
    If it is a latching switch that will not matter.

    I know the OP said momentary but it looks like a latching one to me.
    Tim, you might be right! I don't have the original packaging. I will test it.

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    I was sure that Tim was right and these were latching, but when I wired everything up, they wouldn't work with the default Crystal Focus setting of latching. (The saber stayed on and would only turn off for a split second before starting up again.) When I changed the settings to momentary, the switch worked fine. But though I wired up the LED to the first accent LED pad on the CF, it didn't light up. I need to check the settings on the micro SD and also make sure my bridge is actually bridged and the other wires are solid.

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