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Old 6th July 2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default double DPDT switch?

looking to use a DPDT switch to switch the amp 2 channel input between dac and line in.

is there something like a double DPDT switch I can get for this?

PS: sorry if my question is extremely stupid.
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Old 6th July 2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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So you need 4 poles then?

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Old 6th July 2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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Yes, double pole, double throw will do the job if the grounds don't need to be switched also. Should be pretty easy to find in a variety of forms like toggle, rotary, slider, etc.

Connect the center set of pins to the amp, the others to the inputs.

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Old 8th June 2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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finally got around to doing this. (yes, it took years! :-)
I will be switching the T-AMP inputs from 2x RCAs to a DAC, do i need to switch the grounds as well?

for 4 pole, I found this
2pcs AC 250V 2A 125V 6A on on 2 Position 4PDT 12 Terminals Toggle Switch | eBay

not particularly cheap though, and DPDT would make it cheaper and simpler if possible.

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Old 8th June 2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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Push switches are cheap. Examples from Mouser:

SPUN Series - Basic information

http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/140/P010635B-23886.pdf


Also, a 4PDT relay is a common enough item. Bonus would be the relay could sit near the signal path and the button can be anywhere. No need to run signal to the panel and back.
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Old 9th June 2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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Push switches are cheap. Examples from Mouser:

SPUN Series - Basic information

http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/140/P010635B-23886.pdf


Also, a 4PDT relay is a common enough item. Bonus would be the relay could sit near the signal path and the button can be anywhere. No need to run signal to the panel and back.
Thanks Enzo.

What would be the benefit of running a simple switch+relay instead of a 4PDT switch? and how would you wire it?
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What would be the benefit of running a simple switch+relay instead of a 4PDT switch? and how would you wire it?
I think Enzo already give the biggest benefit of a spst switch+relay.........being able to place it at the input rather than running cable to the front and then back.

It might be easier to get a 4PDT relay than a 4PDT switch that you like.

I can't think of another advantage off-hand.

On the disadvantage side is getting the right voltage for the relay. Perhaps current might be an issue. The space. Hum/click sound.

Lots of wiring guides available via Google.................
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