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Schonstedt power switch

Hoping someone might be able to help us out here. We use older Schonstedt metal locators that have the power/volume knob as a single unit. Apparently, they no longer make replacements switches for this component. Is there anywhere that we can go to get a replacement switch to work for this? Even with slight alteration required to the unit, still should be a big savings to replace the switch over purchasing new one. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • I sent my old Schonstedt to the factory and had it rebuilt for $375.

    New electronics, new speaker, fresh paint, new decal and all.

    I would think they would retrofit a new switch on their R&D time.

    Don

  • Schonstedt is a really good company and you can probably give them your old unit and purchase a new one for a fraction of the first time cost. 

    Cheers

  • Hi Robert,

    You have gotten some good reply's,but here in Dallas Tx, contact these folks they may can help you.

    Atlas Electronics,Inc

    2737 Irving Blvd Dallas TX,75207

    question? Call Now 214-631-2901, or www SurveyRepairs.com

    6 month warranty,100% Satisfaction,  flat rate $175 on all locators also repairs for data collectors.

    if this does not help you maybe someone else.

    http://www.surveyrepairs.com

  • I am sure that what matters is the size of the knob's shaft (or whatever the real word is), which is listed on each item's individual description page.

    https://shop.schonstedt.com/collections/parts?page=2

    One of the knob said this on its individual description page, with a link to the older part:

    For older GA models, other than the GA-52Cx and GA-72Cd (models which operate on 9V batteries) you will need to order K20013.

    Hope this helps!!

    https://shop.schonstedt.com/collections/parts.oembed?page=2
  • Thanks for the advice, gents. Unfortunately, Schonstedt doesn't have parts for this anymore. Just called them. Hoping Mouser might be able to help me. Waiting on a response from them.

  • You have a couple of good responses so far. Its a simple on/off POT switch and I am sure they still make it. The Schonstedt facility is just up the road from me (10 miles) and I have our old units rebuilt there. Mouser electronics is sure to have it. Where is a Radio Shack when you need one!

  • At one point they would remanufacture the entire unit for a couple hundred bucks. Have you checked 3rd. party repair companies? It is just a rheostat switch. If you can get the specs on it, you should be able to find one that will work.

  • Remove the switch (or have a buddy confident with electronics do it). Look for identifying part numbers on it. Go to a local electronics supply house and ask if they can help. A personal visit will, in the right store, gain the interest of the counter agent and you will get first class advice. If not try another.
    JAC

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