# Using a 6-pin ON-OFF-ON toggle switch

#### Nomi112233

Joined Dec 9, 2020
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Hi guyes , i am a student and want to make a lamp , i have two Led lights and a 6 pin toggle switch (on-off-on) . I want to conect it in such a way that when i switch to On it glow single Led , and when switch to other On it glow Both the Leds.
A little help will be gretfull
Thankx

#### jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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Have you put any thought into that problem yet?

What do you see as the basic problem?

#### Nomi112233

Joined Dec 9, 2020
4
Have you put any thought into that problem yet?

What do you see as the basic problem?
it only turns on One LED at a time

#### jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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Remember, LED's are also diodes! Try putting them in series and see if a solution comes to your mind.

#### Nomi112233

Joined Dec 9, 2020
4
Remember, LED's are also diodes! Try putting them in series and see if a solution comes to your mind.
can you draw me a diagram for this situation ???

#### Nomi112233

Joined Dec 9, 2020
4
just like a torch with 3 way switch for different light modes ( high/low) . Help me draw a Cuircuit diagram for 6 Pin toggle switch to turn on One and Both LEDs on its ON positions

#### jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
11,087
Do you know what connecting in "series" means?

If not, here's my last clue. It is your work to do.

#### MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
30,794
A circuit drawing is the language of electronics. Learn this language.
Do one thing at a time.

Draw a circuit using a SPST switch, series resistor and LED.

#### crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
34,408
Is the switch SPDT or DPDT?

#### djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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Is the switch SPDT or DPDT?
Another way to look at the problem. What do each of the six pins do?

#### MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
30,794
Is the switch SPDT or DPDT?
I will assume that the switch the TS is asked to use is DPDT center-OFF.
I want TS to first learn what the acronyms mean and how to draw a circuit.