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Add a power switxh to JBL Clip 4

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(@benbag2)
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Hello! Looking for some advice!

I'm not a massive DIY nerd but I do like to dabble occasionally. My nerdiness is mostly in comic books and sci-fi/fantasy 🙂 

I'm using the shell of an old vintage speaker and putting a JBL clip 4 into. I'm wondering how hard it would be to wire up some kind of external power switch to it. Right now its just a soft suppresion button with a rubber logo on it. Does this seem within reason, or should I move on? 

 

Would appreciate any insight.

 

Thanks!

-Ben

 

 
Posted : 25/02/2023 4:08 am
marcdraco
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Photos might help Ben - but those buttons are often covering a very small microswitches which are a nightmare to tinker with unless you're pretty handy with a soldering iron.

That said (and I don't know your exact application) you might be better off with a small amplifier from Ali Express (I think Amazon likely do them too).

These little Class D MOSFETs are a marvel of modern engineering because they deliver some serious performance in very small form factors and can be powered of a general purpose power brick.


Take everything I say with a pinch of salt, I might be wrong!

 
Posted : 25/02/2023 9:33 pm