rotary switch - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Design & Build > Parts

Parts Where to get, and how to make the best bits. PCB's, caps, transformers, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th February 2008, 11:28 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Default rotary switch

Anyone know where I can get a decent 5 or 6 position 4 pole rotary switch? Not looking to spend a fortune, ebay stuff etc would be OK. I want to use it as an input selector for a preamp.

If you have a favourite seller on ebay etc for this kind of thing, let us know! I'm not averse to buying form hong kong china etc etc.

TIA,

Fran
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2008, 03:55 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Hi,

I'd stay away from those cheap, phenolic wafer open switches like these. They fail too frequent for good audio and the channel seperation with them really sucks. OK for switching a relay...

At minimum, I'd suggest a sealed dealie, like these here. or quality ones like these two level ceramics which you can use one layer for left switching and the other for right.

The above links are examples. I have no ideas about the sellers.

Cheers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2008, 05:04 AM   #3
Nordic is offline Nordic  South Africa
diyAudio Member
 
Nordic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
RS components have some nice ones, even 4 pole 6way, make before break....

Tad expensive, in the EUR30-50 range, but full metal construction, and I think sealed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2008, 07:40 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: East TN
I've used the Grayhill 71 series rotary switch available in the U.S. through Digikey. Another popular selector is the Elma 04-2261 available in the U.S. from Percy Audio. Finally, a neat solution is to use Twisted Pear Audio's Darwin relay selector board. Good luck. I hope this is helpful info.
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2008, 07:42 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Ouch - I've seen the ones in RS - and yes, they are a bit dear....


On the others - the alpha ones would be great, but are only available as 2 poles. I have seen the ceramic ones a good bit on ebay and thought of going with those.

What is the quality like with the ceramic switches? Would they be as good as, say, the alpha enclosed ones?



Fran
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2008, 09:04 AM   #6
Nordic is offline Nordic  South Africa
diyAudio Member
 
Nordic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Yep, they are Grayhills... not cheap...
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electronic rotary switch neazoi Digital Line Level 1 28th April 2009 12:14 PM
Quality rotary switch slowpogo Parts 11 9th April 2007 11:41 PM
Rotary on/off switch kestrel200 Parts 2 23rd April 2006 09:23 PM
Rotary switch Freddie Solid State 1 30th August 2001 07:55 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:49 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2