Noobie simple switch circuit diagram question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by AlexFlex, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. AlexFlex

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    Jun 15, 2011
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    Hi!

    I would really appreciate some advice on a simple circuit I am trying to build.

    In essence it is for an EL-wire project. I have the power inverter and the strips, but what I would like to build is a process which i can switch between which light is illuminated at any one time.

    The best way to describe what I am trying to design is as follows:

    1) The primary EL Wire. This will always be illuminated, UNLESS one of the following buttons is pressed:

    2) Button 1 pressed, second EL wire illuminates and primary EL Wire is deactivated for the duration of the press (using I assume push to break buttons). As soon as the button is released wire 2 deactivates and it returns to the default state which is primary EL Wire illuminated.

    3) Button 2 pressed, third EL wire illuminates and primary EL Wire is deactivated for the duration of the press (using I assume push to break buttons). As soon as the button is released wire 3 deactivates and it returns to the default state which is primary EL Wire illuminated.

    43) Button 3 pressed, fourth EL wire illuminates and primary EL Wire is deactivated for the duration of the press (using I assume push to break buttons). As soon as the button is released wire 4 deactivates and it returns to the default state which is primary EL Wire illuminated.

    I have spent the morning and afternoon searching and have drawn countless diagrams and have only confused myself!! I am perfectly adept at soldering, I just have little experience with building circuits. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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  3. AlexFlex

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    KJ6EAD, thank you so much, this is really appreciated. :)
     
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