Ever wondered what the inside of those Airsoft trigger switches in many of our beloved Airsoft machine guns looks like?
Yea, me neither, until I had to pull one apart to see what it's freakin' problem was.
Check out the rest of the Airsoft trigger switch photos after the jump...
The long skinny lever at the top is what gives this little unit the name, "Lever Switch." Even though it's commonly referred to in the Airsoft world as a trigger switch, it's actually just a common electrical switch that is functional (sometimes) in Airsoft guns.
Here's a close-up of the contact plate on the arm, where you can sort of make out the damage caused by using a 30C Lithium Polymer battery pack. It was wishful thinking on my part that without the use of a well-made MOSFET, this trigger switch could handle that kind of discharge rate.
So, I did test my theory about using an 11.1V Li-Po battery pack with a lower C-rating and so far, it seems to hold true. So with that, and the fact that I've replaced this damaged trigger switch with a new one just to be safe (this one is probably still OK to use if I cleaned up that contact plate), I should be able to get back on the wagon & restart my performance testing of the A&K M60VN Airsoft Machine Gun.
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