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Solved. Simple on/off switch for effects on mixing board

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by laristotle, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    Thanks for this.
    Never try to read about "flip-flop" circuits BEFORE your first coffee in the morning.
    Flip-flop (electronics) - Wikipedia
    I was (totally) guessing that it was some sort of solid state relay. I expect hose have likely now been extinct for several decades.
     
  2. Granny Gremlin

    Granny Gremlin Gold Member

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    Says solved, but I see no answer so will clarify. Whether tip/sleeve is connected to what tab on the switch does not matter - 2 wires and 2 tabs on a momentary switch (the second one pictured). The idea is that when you hit the switch, a normally open circuit is closed (and a control circuit gets a momentary voltage tripping a chip or less likely, a relay etc, to switch states). On the X Wing switch (first pic; look at an DPDT of that type from the bottom and you'll get the name) middle and one side - don't remember how those work (I think one of the outer tabs is normal on and the other normal off) so check with a meter for continuity (from middle to any other tab) when you have the switch depressed and use that one; third tab stays unused.
     
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  3. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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    This is what I got.
     

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