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Offline slashguitar

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DIL switch
« on: November 27, 2012, 02:34:05 pm »
Hello,
I need to switch 8 data lines simultaneously ON or OFF. Has anyone seen a DIL switch where all the switches are connected together.
What other alternatives do I have(It needs to be a mechanical switch-low voltage low current)
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Offline G7PSK

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Re: DIL switch
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 03:09:13 pm »
You could glue a bar across all the toggles of a normal dil switch so that they can all be operated as one.
 

Offline mikeselectricstuff

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Re: DIL switch
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 03:41:18 pm »
Digikey stock some 4-pole ones, but expensive. As above, a standard switch with maybe a piece of PCB glued carefullt to operate simultaneously.
I have seen 8-way 0.1" jumper blocks, which may be an alternative :
http://uk.mouser.com/ProductDetail/FCI/69145-208/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtsLRyDR9nM1wH1ETOqFdV87Hxqogqwflk%3d
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Re: DIL switch
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 03:55:50 pm »
An octal buffer with a single DIP switch connected to the enable pin, would that work?
 

Offline ecat

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Re: DIL switch
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 04:07:18 pm »
Not cheap but a pair of 4-poll or 6-poll wafer switches on one shaft?

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=2031+204324&Ntk=gensearch&Ntt=wafer+switch&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial

I'm sure you could once get stacking latching push button switches - my old man used to build studio mixing desks, but the best I can find is this 6-poll Alps

http://uk.farnell.com/alps/spuj195500/switch-6pole-latching/dp/1123859

Two of these, or the 4-poll equivalent and some sort of push bar?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 04:10:10 pm by ecat »
 

Offline slashguitar

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Re: DIL switch
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 05:01:58 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I am going to use the jumper blocks mike suggested
The ones from Alps also look great but they're a bit too big for my application.

Thanks,
Mihai
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 06:44:09 pm by slashguitar »
 


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