Help interpreting a switch

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by matthew798, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. matthew798

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    Jan 16, 2013
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    Hey guys, I was hoping someone could clear up the function of this switch. I'm not too sure how to interpret what moves where when it is turned. It is a knob switch on the front of an amp

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  2. spinnaker

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    It might help if you posted and image people can read. Post a full size image in png format.
     
  3. sheldons

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    heres his image it opened ok for me.....give us an upload of the circuit diagram of your amplifier....
     
  4. #12

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    My first impression was unprintable, and the more I look at it, the less it makes sense. The bigger picture, as requested by sheldons, is necessary.
     
  5. paulktreg

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    Maybe audioguru as a point! ;)
     
  6. matthew798

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    Here it is! Kepp in mind, i'm only curious as to how the switch reacts when turned, not the end result. Electronicly speaking, what connections are made/broken.
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    Heres a higher rez link: http://postimage.org/image/5icqj2b53/full/
     
  7. #12

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    The long horizontal dotted line represents a single shaft that connects 3 connectors that are short, vertical dotted lines. The short dotted lines connect circles on each side. There are 6 solid lines that you must ignore. The dotted lines actually should extend past the solid lines to get to the circles.
     
  8. matthew798

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    So if i understand correctly, turning the switch will change wich circle the DOTTED line is connected to? In total this knob has 3 connected wires at any 1 time?
     
  9. jaygatsby

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    It should would be nice if audioguru was here to help with this. I don't know what the hell that is.
     
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