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the tabs on this momentary micro switch are very small. I am going to use it to switch a bank of 3-5 LEDs on and off. How do I make a connection to it...? My initial thoughts are to use a small gauge wire and ramp the temp up on my iron and just go for it, then secure it with hot glue.

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I'm not a pro, but this technique works for me. I use a 40 watt soldering iron. I melt a little solder on on the tip, I then touch the melted solder onto the part that I'm soldering then add new solder to the part I'm soldering right away. Repeat this to your wire. After both have solder on them touch the 2 pieces together and touch the soldering iron, his will melt them together.
 

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Is it necessary that you use that exact switch? the reason I ask is that is a surface mount switch that is meant to be soldered on a circuit board. I would go for the correct style switch, but if you can't use the small gauge wire as you stated .
 

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I like the stealthiness of the switch. They didn't have anything else as small it inconspicuous.
 

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Yea, that's pretty small. I would melt a bit of solder on the bare end of each wire. Then hold the wire against the proper terminal and touch the soldering iron to it.
That should melt the solder and make a good connection.
 

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Pretty sure that's a momentary switch, meaning it will only close the circuit while it is held. Not sure if that's your plan.
 

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Tin the contact points on the switch first. in other words, get some solder on them by heating them with your soldering iron and touch a little solder to them. Then, tin the ends of your wires. Once both are ready, touch the wire to the contact on the switch and quickly solder the two together.
 
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