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charliefeesh
Posted: May 14, 2011 09:34 pm
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Anyone know where I can get one? I found a 5PDT rotary switch - which would work but the website wants $204 something for just one.
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Posted: May 14, 2011 09:42 pm
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a little more information is needed ...
physical size constraints
current/voltage
etc ...

204 bucks a pop ?
what is it ... a cold pressed unicorn dung gold plated rf deck switch good for 2000 watts ?


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Posted: May 14, 2011 10:04 pm
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single-pole switch with a 6-pole relay would be a LOT cheaper.


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charliefeesh
Posted: May 15, 2011 12:54 am
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Its only going to be switching a 5V source between two LEDs and small audio signals. I don't need anything heavy. Right now I have a 3PDT toggle and I need one with two more poles.

This is the 3PDT I have now.
http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch...name=CKN1037-ND

And this is the 5PDT rotary I found.
http://www.newark.com/grayhill/57m22-02-5-...5pdt/dp/49M8074
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charliefeesh
Posted: May 15, 2011 12:57 am
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Scratch that. The rotary one isn't available even if I wanted to spend $200 on it....
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charliefeesh
Posted: May 15, 2011 01:03 am
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And sure a relay would work but it would have to be no larger than 1 cubic inch and have a 5V coil
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Posted: May 15, 2011 01:20 am
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Considered using a solid state switch for the audio sources? A diagram would be helpful.
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Posted: May 15, 2011 01:43 am
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wants $204 something for just one.


it is always easy to pay more.
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Posted: May 15, 2011 02:30 am
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How about a slide switch? They're available in PCB or screw-mount, and are generally pretty cheap. Assuming you have room for one of course.

Just a thought. beer.gif


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Posted: May 15, 2011 03:08 am
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wants $204 something for just one.
They got the parts to ask for S&H too? laugh.gif

If you're stuck on rotary and up for a treasure hunt those old school parallel port A/B switches - so dang common in thrift shops that I don't even bother grabbing them for a buck anymore - will cough up a suitable rotary switch.

I suspect the trouble you're encountering might have something to do with specific search parameters; 5 pole instead of say 6 or 8, etc?

LEDs won't require anything exotic like RF shields, make before break, spring loaded mercury wetted contacts, etc, either ... 3 mini DPDT relays and a toggle switch will also do the job.


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Posted: May 15, 2011 03:17 am
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Posted: May 15, 2011 02:42 pm
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QUOTE (MacFromOK @ May 14, 2011 08:30 pm)
How about a slide switch? They're available in PCB or screw-mount, and are generally pretty cheap. Assuming you have room for one of course.

Just a thought. beer.gif

That would be fine but its being mounted in a plastic project box and its a lot more difficult to make a square hole for the slide switch to fit in than it is to drill a hole of the proper diameter for a circular toggle switch.
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Posted: May 15, 2011 06:00 pm
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I've got a 25PDT rotary switch that would fit your requirements, as well as several slide & pushbutton switches. The PBs are of the push on/push off type. All are under 1 in³, but the rotary switch may be a small amount larger than that. All are used but in good working condition. Pix available on request.
I'll sell you the rotary for $10, or any of the others for $5, plus shipping. Shipping shouldn't exceed $12 anywhere in N America or Europe.
Send me a PM if interested. wink.gif


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