# Looking for a switch

#### DC_Kid

Joined Feb 25, 2008
794
i am in search of inexpensive small "dip" style rotary switches. SP6T would be ideal but a SP5T would work. right angle through hole mounting. no fancy shaft needed, needs to be turned using a small scewdriver, etc. low current low voltage (<100ma @ 14vdc).

any suggestions?

#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
19,952
Hello,

How many contacts needs the switch?
How many positions needs the switch?
Can you place a schematic representation?

Greetings,
Bertus

#### DC_Kid

Joined Feb 25, 2008
794
a rotary "dip" switch (not encoded). i think i said it wrong, i was thinking toggle switch. basically a single pole that switches over to 5 or 6 positions. the attached shows a single pole with 10 positions. i only need 5 or 6 positions. so for rotary i guess its a SPST with 5 or 6 positions.

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#### DC_Kid

Joined Feb 25, 2008
794
those are too big and too expensive. i need 16 of them, and hopefully small on the "dip" scale, etc. almost like a small potentiometer, etc.

#### DC_Kid

Joined Feb 25, 2008
794
let me clarify. i need 16 per board, and i have lots of boards to make. @ $2-$4 each that takes my product up to $64 just for rotaryt switches! ouch. i need to sell in the 100-200$ range.

i also need right angle switches, otherwise i'll need to make a pcb that gets soldered to the main board's edge..... my projects always run into snafu's.

rotary switch is ideal, but is there a IC with ROM that can do the same as a rotary switch and have persistence between power on/off ??

#### BillB3857

Joined Feb 28, 2009
2,493
MPJA has a couple of right angle screwdriver adjust switches that could feed a decoder. 8781 SW is the stock number of the 0-7 switch ($0.89 each) and 8888 SW is the stock number of the 0-9 switch ($2.00 each)

MPJA has a couple of right angle screwdriver adjust switches that could feed a decoder. 8781 SW is the stock number of the 0-7 switch ($0.89 each) and 8888 SW is the stock number of the 0-9 switch ($2.00 each)