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Old 27th September 2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default what source selector rotary switch and how to wire it

Hello, this have probably been asked several times before but my searches yeilded nothing that realy helped me.
i have some problems. i want to have a swich so i can change source but i dont realy know what switch to use(so super expensive stuff thanx) i want to be able to select three different sources how manny poles resp pos do i need the rotary switch to have?
and after looking att one just now i realised i have no idea what so ever how to wire it
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Old 28th September 2007, 04:08 AM   #2
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I assume that you are going to use the swith to select stereo line level sources before a power amplifer ??

If so, look at www.elfa.se and write 35-490-60 in the "søk felt". This is probaly the cheapest switch you can get.
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Old 28th September 2007, 06:49 AM   #3
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yes that is what im looking for, but i still dont know how many poles and poses it should have, 3p3t? 3p4t? its three (all in stereo but maby you figured that out ) line in's that i want to be able to switch between
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Old 28th September 2007, 10:13 AM   #4
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probably 4P3T. You get to keep grounds seperate
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Old 28th September 2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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If you go for Nordics fine suggestion, the connections on the switch would be like this
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Old 29th September 2007, 06:05 AM   #6
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Ok I was tired last evening

Here is the correct way to connect the switch
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thanx guys, you realy helped me alot
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Default RCA selector problem

I have a similar problem, I have a 4 selector switch (I think) with 4 outer and one inner row on each half of the switch as can be seen.

on selector set at position 1, A,B and C,D are connected as pictured (measuring from multimeter).

I can not figure out 1) where the wires from RCA input jacks (for selector at position 1) should be connected to.

2) where the common RCA output jacks should be connected?, eventually feeding the amplifier.

I would appreciate any help from the experts for this newbie.

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Connect your inputs to the outer rows (eg. right channel to A and the three pins going left on the outer row and left channel to D and three right) and connect B to right channel input and C to left input of your preamp
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Connect your inputs to the outer rows (eg. right channel to A and the three pins going left on the outer row and left channel to D and three right) and connect B to right channel input and C to left input of your preamp

right channel (red) from input 1 (2 leads) both are combined and soldered to A?

will try this today. thanks,

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