Please help with translation

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Janis59

Joined Aug 21, 2017
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Just need to search e-stores for RANGE SWITCH. But such term stays unrecognized at English. Checked at vocabulary, Google translate says - range switch. Russian Perekljuchatelj Diapazonov, Latvian - Diapazonu pārslēgs, etc etc, but no English, even Google pictures shows any garbage instead. May I ask the correct term for this component? That is those oldie-goodie rotating axis what allows one leading contact choose between one of sequential 4 ... 12 contacts, however my interest is much more miniature, or probably like PC choice-boxes in DIP size uses to use one of 4/6/8 levers, only bigger let it be operable by fingers, and with so small as 4 choice positions. Preliminary thanks for help.
 

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Janis59

Joined Aug 21, 2017
1,063
Oh, thanks, found myself. Search engines makes a giant difference between rotating switch and rotary switch as well between DIP switcher and DIP switch, this was a reason why Octopart and Google said me - "no results returned". First I mean was rotary-switch RS1010 and second was DIP-switch APEM-DS04
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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Glad you found it. DigiKey shows mostly closed/sealed versions. Depending on how old the equip is, the switch might be an open wafer type (not sure that term is widely accepted):

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Those can be quite expensive (that one is $60 ) new.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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The thing is 'Range Switch' does not indicate a definitive type of switch, it can come in all shapes and configurations, as long as it completes the task of changing the required range.
Max.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Sounds like a PCB mount miniature selector manual operated switch, these you can normally get in decimal, octal, hex code etc.
Max.
 
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