Need help wiring DPDT 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 13th October 2003, 03:59 PM   #1
Static1 is offline Static1  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: New York
Default Need help wiring DPDT switch

I have a DPDT switch which will be used to turn on/off an amplifier connecting to a PCB board. The PCB board has 4 holes for the switch marked S1-(2 holes) and S1+(2holes). The DPDT switch has 6 contacts marked 1,2,3 on top and 1B,2B,3B on the bottom.

So; I just want to know which four contacts on the DPDT switch will go to which holes on the PC board. Switches always confuse the heck out of me. I just don't want to mess it up.

Thanks for any help.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2003, 03:50 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
mrfeedback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Perth, Australia.
Are you just trolling ?.
An ohm-meter will tell you all you need to know.

Eric.
__________________
I believe not to believe in any fixed belief system.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2003, 11:09 AM   #3
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
Use the two center contacts as one pair (i.e., 2 and 2B), then pick either set of contacts at the end for the other(say, 1 and 1B). If you don't like the direction the switch ends up pointing, you can either move the two leads at the end to the other end or you can loosen the switch mounting nut and rotate the switch.
__________________
You might be screaming "No, no, no" and all they hear is "Who wants cake?" Let me tell you something: They all do. They all want cake.- Wilford Brimley
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2003, 03:27 PM   #4
Static1 is offline Static1  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally posted by SY
Use the two center contacts as one pair (i.e., 2 and 2B), then pick either set of contacts at the end for the other(say, 1 and 1B). If you don't like the direction the switch ends up pointing, you can either move the two leads at the end to the other end or you can loosen the switch mounting nut and rotate the switch.
Thanks so much!! That helps a lot.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2003, 10:25 PM   #5
haldor is offline haldor  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Quote:
Originally posted by SY
If you don't like the direction the switch ends up pointing, you can either move the two leads at the end to the other end or you can loosen the switch mounting nut and rotate the switch.
Or you can turn the gear upside down so the switch goes up to when it's turned on.

Phil
  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
Using a dpdt switch as on/off? haakok Parts 6 3rd May 2009 05:55 PM
Help with switch selection and wiring... illacov Parts 1 14th October 2008 04:06 PM
LM3886 and DPDT switch Dino-Indo Chip Amps 4 6th July 2008 04:53 AM
Looking for dpdt switch jeff5x0 Parts 2 28th February 2006 08:35 PM
HVDC DPDT Switch Jack Thomas Parts 4 31st July 2002 12:16 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:38 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