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Looking at one of the US 4x4 mags this week I saw these from Powertank..

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If you're like most offroad competitors you'd rather have the simplicity and reliability of a total pnuematic air locker system. If so, here are the best air toggle switches on the market. These air toggles include push-in compression fittings made to fit the 5mm ARB blue air line so hook up is a breeze. This kit includes two switches when you're running ARB's in both the front and the rear axles.

Our Price: $78.95

They look ideal for operating the ARB and no need to wire in relays and switches for normal ARB switches. If I run the locker from a separate on board air this seems better than using the ARB switches.

What's the opinion on these? I think Andy runs pneumatic switches on his Ibex

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Steve

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They've been 100% reliable in my Ibex.

I've added pressure switches into the Ibex so I get warning lights for actuation, but those damn switches are about £35 each ISTR.

I'm doing a similar system in MogLite

I prefer levers, rather than switches, but thats my preference.

Do you like the look of these ?

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I just picked up a pair on eBay, new for very little money. I'm awaiting delivery.

If your need is greater than mine, I'll happily pass them on for a LOT less than $78 each.

I was going to use them for free-spool on my winches, but that project is long way off.

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like the idea, less wires going around the place to worry about chaffing or breaking

And if there is a chaffing wire against some sharp metal, you can easily trace a "psssssssst" instead of smoke! :lol:

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They've been 100% reliable in my Ibex.

I've added pressure switches into the Ibex so I get warning lights for actuation, but those damn switches are about £35 each ISTR.

I did wonder whether not a having a light to show that it's on would be a pain, although with the toggle switches you instantly know which way it is.

I'm doing a similar system in MogLite

I prefer levers, rather than switches, but thats my preference.

Do you like the look of these ?

87_1.JPG

I just picked up a pair on eBay, new for very little money. I'm awaiting delivery.

If your need is greater than mine, I'll happily pass them on for a LOT less than $78 each.

I was going to use them for free-spool on my winches, but that project is long way off.

I'm only putting a rear one in for now and the single one is about 22 ukp. I think i'll go for these ones as they are small enough to mount into my MSS centre cubby box next to stereo housing where they can't get accidently knocked. I like the idea of a toggle switch for the locker, but I'll see how it is in practice.

Thanks

Steve

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They look to be the same brand as the switches provided by Maxidrive for their lockers:

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The Maxidrive switches are of the push/pull variety, so it seems a range of variations might be available from the manufacturers.

Paul :)

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Looking at one of the US 4x4 mags this week I saw these from Powertank..

133.227.600x400.Toggle_dual.jpg

Clicky

Description:

If you're like most offroad competitors you'd rather have the simplicity and reliability of a total pnuematic air locker system. If so, here are the best air toggle switches on the market. These air toggles include push-in compression fittings made to fit the 5mm ARB blue air line so hook up is a breeze. This kit includes two switches when you're running ARB's in both the front and the rear axles.

Our Price: $78.95

They look ideal for operating the ARB and no need to wire in relays and switches for normal ARB switches. If I run the locker from a separate on board air this seems better than using the ARB switches.

What's the opinion on these? I think Andy runs pneumatic switches on his Ibex

Cheers

Steve

i run one (not for me lockers) in mine, came from hyphose, much nice lever for about 30 quid iirc

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Many manufactures make suitable pnematic directional control valves. I use SMC valves, because they were easiest for me get.

They replace the solenoid operated valves and are far more reliable than the ARB switches, which tend to fall apart.

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