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Old 7th October 2008, 07:04 PM   #1
illacov is offline illacov  United States
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Talking Help with switch selection and wiring...

I have a TRS jack (only 1!) that spits out (+ and -) signal. Its already tied to ground.

I need this to go into the switch, (both + and -) and have that + and - connected to 4 different pathways on the switch, each pathway needs to see + and - too.

Now the 4 pathways are routed to devices (input transformers) that in this application don't require grounding on the primary side.

So if I'm not mistaken. What I need is

at each position (4 positions total) a leg for both + and -.

In the center (common???) I need a leg for both + and-. I can run a tap from ground for the common (input) if need be, but its grounded at the jack.

So in a little more graphic detail

Common is the INPUT (+,-) @ position 1 sends (+,-) over pins 1 and 2 acting as the OUTPUT. Pin 3 is unused I'm guess if there is 3 pins per position??

So on and so forth for each position.

My question is am I headed in the right direction for the switch?

Can anyone help me out with the wiring.

Again 2 pole is the type and 4 positions are whats needed, each position is an active junction. So there's no off position in this application for the switch, each position is live.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 14th October 2008, 04:06 PM   #2
groovebot is offline groovebot  United States
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a google search came up with this:


It is a Double Pole 4 Throw (DP4T) rotary switch

Is this the kind of answer you were looking for? I might not have understood what kind of information you need.
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