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Lectrosonics Venue 1 antenna power switch mod?


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Has anyone here done this mod themselves and be up for offering any ideas or tips?

 

 I’d love to get two toggle switches on the front of a venue to switch antenna power in and out but probably putting them on the rear panel would be easier. 
 

And here’s a dumb question.. While drilling through the case how do you keep metal cuttings from falling all over and into the circuit board? I know the painters tape trick which contains it to some degree. I suppose you could completely remove the boards but with my luck I’d probably break something in the process. 
 

Side question if Larry happens across this... if I use an illuminated switch does enough voltage and current pass through the antenna jumper to actually light an illuminated switch?

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On 7/27/2020 at 9:34 PM, Derek H said:

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And here’s a dumb question.. While drilling through the case how do you keep metal cuttings from falling all over and into the circuit board? I know the painters tape trick which contains it to some degree. I suppose you could completely remove the boards but with my luck I’d probably break something in the process. 
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Some ways (depending largely upon your access inside the chassis) --

1) Cover the circuit boards with paper, taped in a way that serves to seal them off

2) Use a vacuum to suck up the cuttings as you drill

3) Form a "containment cup" taped to the chassis behind the hole you're drilling

 

You could possibly combine 1&2 or 1&3.

 

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