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Old 11th August 2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default What is this type of switch called?

I'm trying to track down a a type of switch. Basically it consists of X amount of buttons and only allows one to be pushed down at a time. You push one down and the other pops up.

The switch will be used for a passive speaker selector in a studio.
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I think the english word for it is a "Selector Switch"
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Old 11th August 2007, 03:52 PM   #3
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The name you're looking for is "ganged"

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Old 11th August 2007, 04:11 PM   #5
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Hi,
"ganged" usually applies when all the switches move in unison. This more usually in a rotary switch with ganged wafers that all turn together, or a ganged multi channel pot where all the wipers move in unison.

The interlocking push button latch switch with self cancelling action must have a generic name, but just at the moment I am stumped.

They were very common for tuning radios, car radios in particular, but also any pre digital tuner that had preselected channels.
Most are only for low current duty, so do specify your special high current duty.
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I think it would be called a "push-button selector switch".

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Old 11th August 2007, 06:18 PM   #7
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Naah there is a name... I can kinda see the sign in one of our electronics shops... Except I dont have photographic vision...
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Naah there is a name... I can kinda see the sign in one of our electronics shops... Except I dont have photographic vision...
Switchcraft calls them "multiple station switches."

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Old 13th August 2007, 12:25 AM   #9
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Thanks that's great help. Are there any good sources in the uk?

4most are a great supplier but don't do the 'ganged' switches
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Old 13th August 2007, 09:16 AM   #10
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Piano-Key switches.

Early radios had a long row of them, also range selection in DVMs etc.

'Can't find a UK supplier, though
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