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Wiring slide switch to have rotary switch behavior

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by benbuzz790, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. benbuzz790


    Nov 13, 2014
    I purchased a 3 position rotary switch thinking it had a common terminal, and would power pins 1, 2, or 3, depending on the position. As it turns out, the switch instead connects pins 0 and 1 in position 1, 1 and 2 in position 2, and 2 and 3 in position 3.

    Is there any way to wire this so that it behaves like a switch with a common terminal?
  2. mofy


    Dec 19, 2014
    No. Sounds more like a slide switch.
  3. benbuzz790


    Nov 13, 2014
    Yep. That's what it is. There's no way to get the behavior I want then? That's too bad. Thanks for answering.
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