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  1. OJdoesIt

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    What is the name and/or description of the switch on this device at the bottom?
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  2. AnalogKid

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    It looks like a variation of a rotary switch called a lever switch. Can you open up the unit?

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  3. OJdoesIt

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    After further research, I see that it is called a (progressive) slide switch. Sucks that I can't find any parts supplier that sale it with a long lever like such.
     
  4. KJ6EAD

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    It has that "Switchcraft" look to it.
     
  5. AnalogKid

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    It definitely has a rotary handle, but internally it could be actuating a linear slide switch. That would account for the lack-of-depth.

    Multi-position slide switches are catalog items from Alps and others. Should be some options at DK and Mouser.

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  6. Bluejets

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  7. KJ6EAD

    KJ6EAD

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    The switch used in the Federal Signal 660000 control unit shown in the original post is a 3-position slide switch. It's available as a part from them.
     
  8. Minder

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    Although it appears to be 4 posn with off & 1-2-3 posn's LED iluminated?
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  9. KJ6EAD

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    That's a good point. My information came from the manufacturer and may have been a functional rather than technical description.
     
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