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such thing as quadruple pole double throw switch?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Dirk Funk, Nov 8, 2003.

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  1. Dirk Funk

    Dirk Funk Guest

    I pulled a switch out of a guitar effect pedal from the 60's that has
    this lay out.



    A B C D
    ! ! ! !
    --------------------------
    ! !
    ! !
    ! !
    ! !
    ! !
    --------------------------
    ! ! ! !
    1 2 3 4

    A to B is a circut and C to D is a circut, when you throw the switch
    the circuts are 1 to 2 and 3 to 4. What kind of switch would this be
    called?
     
  2. If there are no other pins on the switch, it is an odd one. However,
    you can take an ordinary 4P2T switch (yes they do exist ;-) and connect
    the commons as two sets of two. IOW, connect common-1 with common-2 and
    connect common-3 with common-4. You can then connect your wires to the
    outside terminals just like the original switch. Hope this helps.
     
  3. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    4PDT
     
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