Went out to do a SmartSDR upgrade to my Flex-6600M to the latest Alpha release, and at the stage where everything is all updated and I do a cold-reboot like I always do, the switch on the Astron RS-35M Power Supply failed.
I could feel the mechanical let-go as it happened. No more latching in the on position.
Annoyingly I didn’t have a spare at the Flex-6600M site, as I had gathered up extra power supplies to bench test them a while back and never put spares back out to this site. I know I have the spare prepositioned at the Island QTH. I just overlooked this site.
A quick check at Astron’s website and sure enough replacement parts are in their online shop.
I could have looked the same switch at the usual parts houses, especially if I took the time to pull the old switch for comparison, but as the whole order process took less time than typing this sentence and as I only wanted one plus a spare, it made sense to order from Astron.