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As many GPX owners may know the GPX has toggle switches, they're quick and easy to use, but they're also quick and easy to bump... you can spend half a day detecting in a mode you didn't mean to by accident unless you check them regularly.  It's happened to me all too often.

I have a Steelphase SP01 audio enhancer for my GPX and on it's toggle switch is a handy little guard that stops you bumping it's on/off switch.

 

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I've decided I want to add something like this to my GPX to prevent me screwing up bumping the switches but I can't find where to buy them, I'll have to keep hunting around online and see, and also check electronics shops next time I'm in town. 

Has anyone done something like this to their GPX or am I the only clumsy one bumping the switches all the time?  If so what switch guards were best?  There appears to be a lot of different designs.

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You should just be able to use aluminum angle iron the right size, cut off the width you want and drill the hole.

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14 minutes ago, Lacky said:

You should just be able to use aluminum angle iron the right size, cut off the width you want and drill the hole.

Thanks, I'll look into that as an option. I'm also going to get some waterproof covers for the switches, any little thing can help if you get caught out in heavy rain.

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I'm surprised you guys don't carry a rain cover for the control unit. You could make one pretty easy out of waterproof nylon, like backpack covers.

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You can use those silicone end caps for the GPX to protect the ends. I got a pair and than a case to cover it.

 

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