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Old 07-01-2011, 12:47 PM #1
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Optical (OPTO) vs Mechanical (SWITCH) Trigger

I just got an Ego 11.

It is defaulted to use the optical (OPTO) sensor to tell the marker when to fire.

I bought it used and I'm pretty sure the previous owner had it setup to use the mechanical microswitch (SWITCH) to fire.

What are the advantages / disadvantages to both?

Which do you use and why?

Thanks,
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:01 PM #2
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Optical means that there is a sensor on the board that reads when a part of the trigger passes a certain point. The microswitch uses a small lever that "clicks" whenever it is pulled to the activation point.

I personally like using the microswitch because it is technically more adjustable (the screw on the switch can be adjusted, whereas the optical sensor location is fixed). Everyone has different preferences.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:04 PM #3
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Personal preference. Some like the feedback/reliability of a mechanical switch. Optical sensors can be flawed by paint, dirt or stray light getting into the frame, causing the marker to fire (or not fire) sporadically.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:10 PM #4
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I just recently got back into paintball and picked up a used ego11. I used to shoot an LCD Angel. It had a microswitchand I had it tuned so perfectly.

When I picked up the Ego11 and started playing with the trigger I was really concerned. It had lots of slop and felt like a toy. After spending over an hour reading the manual and playing with the adjustmet screws; I've found that the a microswitch feels more solid than the opto activation. I'm also heavy on the magnet and rebound trigger.

End of the day its sooooo customizable that you will be happy one way or another.

Just my .02
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:38 PM #5
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Its all preference.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:40 PM #6
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I love opto
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:44 PM #7
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ran into this forum on google, if anyone can see this and can help me out it would be great I just picked up a used ego, but when i switch the trigger onto opto the gun does not fire any reason?
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ran into this forum on google, if anyone can see this and can help me out it would be great I just picked up a used ego, but when i switch the trigger onto opto the gun does not fire any reason?
Either your optic sensor is busted, or your trigger is too far in, causing it to block the sensor.
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