Wiring A Switch

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  1. mapleman555

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  2. Reloadron

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    Sounds like you have a 2 Pole 5 Position rotary switch. This means the switch has two Commons which depending on position can connect to any of 5 positions (contacts). Using 1/2 the switch and resistors as you mention it would look like this:

    Switch 2P 5Pos.png

    That what you are looking for?

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  3. mapleman555

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    Yes, I think so. I'll have to give it a try, thanks.
     
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    Really there are a dozen ways to wire a switch like this depending on the application. I only drew up a quickie single example. There are many things to consider too, like circuit current and voltages as compared to the switch specifications.

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  5. mapleman555

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    Well the main thing I want to use it for is making electric guitar pedals, like a distortion stomp box. Changing the values of the components of the pedals can change the sound you get so I want to do some testing to see what works for me.
     
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    Cool, then you want something along the lines of what I posted.

    Ron
     
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    Here is another example of selecting 1 of 5 components. Resistors are shown but they could be capacitors.

    SW Resistors.png

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  8. mapleman555

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    Thanks again.
     
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