NOTE: These switches are NOT made by Apex. They look identical, but we buy these switches direct from the manufacturer. We've been selling these for years, and out of several hundred sold we haven't had ANY reports of these switches failing, like the reports we've been seeing about the Apex-brand switches being sold by Amazon.
A convenient combination of on/off switch, charge jack, and LED indicator light, this is my personal favorite of all the styles and types out there. It comes ready to install with a backplate and mounting screws, and includes a sliding cover to keep dirt and grass out of the charging jack. This is the exact same switch that is being sold elsewhere for as much as $25. I trust them enough to use them on all my models, and you can, too.
This switch can be used as the main On/Off switch for a model's radio system, or to control the power going to any other device in the model, like our Programmable On-Board Glow Driver, or the LED Light Strips used for night flying. The backplate serves as a perfect template for cutting the proper size mounting hole. Check the last picture in the group above for switch dimensions.
We highly recommend a servo lead lock on all battery connections!
HD Switch w/Charge Jack & LED
This heavy duty switch is now available in two versions, one for Futaba radio systems, and one for JR/Spektrum systems. Both feature an internal charging jack that allows you to charge your plane's battery without removing wings or other components. The charge jack opening is covered by a small door that slides over it to keep out dirt and fuel, and a small 3mm LED (green) indicates when the switch is "ON". There's even a small ridge molded into the housing next to the slide switch itself that makes it difficult to accidentally turn the switch off if it's bumped or if it brushes against something. I disassembled this switch to inspect its internal design before I decided to sell it, and was surprised at how well it is constructed. For those of you who are familiar with electronic terms and devices, you'll be interested to know that the switch itself is a double-pole, double-throw slide switch. That means that the switch has two independent set of contacts inside it that close/open as the switch is moved, which gives the modeler a redundant feature that's built in to the switch itself. Instead of relying on a single set of contacts that can fail or get dirty, this switch gives you the peace of mind of having a pair of contacts providing power to the model, all in a single switch package.
Weight: 20 grams