Replacing momentary power switch with toggle switch?

Can it be done?
What I had in mind is this Military style toggle switch: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5824/ele-257/Military_Style_Switch_-_Blue_LED.html?tl=g44c153s318
on the Antec Nine Hundred II Case: http://www.frys.com/product/5807573

I thought it would look cool and add a sense of significance to turning on the computer. Can it be done? If so, how?
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  1. You would need a momentary switch
    http://www.mnpctech.com/spdprtToggle.html
  2. Yes, you can replace a plain momentary power switch with a fancy momentary power switch. Do not install a standard toggle switch like the one you linked to. That military style switch is not a momentary power switch. That switch is designed to turn accessories on and off.

    Here is a link to their momentary power switches:

    http://www.frozencpu.com/search.html?mv_profile=keyword_search&mv_session_id=hQgY4zZm&searchspec=momentary+power+switches

    Here's the one I use for case mods:

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6099/ele-272/Blue_Illuminated_Bulgin_Style_Momentary_Vandal_Switch_-_22mm_-_Black_Housing_-_Ring_Illumination.html

    DellUser1 - Nice link and installation guide :):
  3. if you really wanted to, you could put a toggle switch (or a series of) in-line with a momentary power button a bit like old sports cars or spitfire planes - you'd have to toggle each switch the press the button, with a bit of cunning wiring you could stick a series of led's that light sequentially when the switches are toggled....

    ....is that enough sense of occasion? :)
  4. will_chellam said:
    if you really wanted to, you could put a toggle switch (or a series of) in-line with a momentary power button a bit like old sports cars or spitfire planes - you'd have to toggle each switch the press the button, with a bit of cunning wiring you could stick a series of led's that light sequentially when the switches are toggled....

    ....is that enough sense of occasion? :)


    LOL
  5. Buy the switch you linked http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5824/ele-257/Military_Style_Switch_-_Blue_LED.html?tl=g44c153s318

    Buy a momentary on toggle switch http://www.keenzo.com/showproduct.asp?M=COLE_HERSEE_COL_55020&ID=2946123

    Take off the fancy cover looking thing and put it on the momentary switch.... sounds to simple.....
  6. will_chellam said:
    if you really wanted to, you could put a toggle switch (or a series of) in-line with a momentary power button a bit like old sports cars or spitfire planes - you'd have to toggle each switch the press the button, with a bit of cunning wiring you could stick a series of led's that light sequentially when the switches are toggled....

    ....is that enough sense of occasion? :)


    I think that's actually a pretty cool idea, if I had a better case I'd probably do that.
  7. check out these military style case mods. The second one down has mutiple toggle switches and lights:

    http://www.casemodblog.com/?p=29

    There's a link to a longer article and more pics of each mod.
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