I am new, so bear with me. I need someones expert opinion if what I'm trying to do will work with a bilateral analog switch.
I am trying to switch the power on a cell phone using the lilypad as the controller. The only way to do it, is to actually access the contacts on the momentary pushbotton on/off switch on the phone. The button is actually a curved disc, that when pressed, bows in and makes contact. The two points that it makes contact with consist of a round dot with a seperate outer ring. The center dot is +2.65V @ .065ma and the outer ring is ground. I can connect the center dot directly to the ground terminal on the battery and the system will operate normally. I am trying to replace that momentary push button switch with an electronic version. I was told I should try to go with an optocoupler or opto-isolator, but I'm having a hard time finding something that will work with this low voltage / current. Then I found out about quad bilateral analog switches. From what I've read, it sounds as if this might just do the trick. Am I on the right path?????????? I'm willing to listen to suggested alternatives and / or tips and tricks to working with these switches.
Thanks a million in advance.