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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

    Jul 15, 2007
    Kitchener, Ontario
    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

    Jun 3, 2016
    Toronto - Riverside
    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.
    KapnKrunch and greco like this.
  3. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    This is what I got.

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