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Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Glenn Flansburg, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Glenn Flansburg

    Glenn Flansburg New Member

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    I'm trying to rewire an old joystick to a USB encoder. Easy. But there is a catch. There is a 3-way toggle switch on the side. I want the route of the 4 buttons to go to a different input on the encoder card based on the position of the toggle switch? Any suggestions?[​IMG]
     
  2. dr pepper

    dr pepper Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Welcome.
    You can do that however the switch must have 4 poles (12 connections).
     
  3. Glenn Flansburg

    Glenn Flansburg New Member

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    And what if I am restricted to using the switch in the device? I'm sure a 4 pole switch my be quite a bit larger than the one that is in it.
     
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  5. Glenn Flansburg

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    Also, wouldn't a 4P3T be 16 pin?
     
  6. dr pepper

    dr pepper Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Opps sorry yes your correct.
     

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