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Switch

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Right.
Toggle switches

What I need is a toggle switch, 3 locking positions. ie ON-ON-ON.
but What I need is it for be all fed from 1 input.

So 1 to 3
So that it selects between 3 inputs.

almost every toggle switches i've found do THIS
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Which is not what I need.

Does what I want exist? or will I have to bodge it with relays and diodes?

I only need a single pole switch (switching one connector, not a pair)

Help!
 

Ross Craney

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you can get SP3T (single pole triple throw) switches in slide or rotary. You can get triple throw toggle switches BUT the centre position was always OFF.
 

Switch

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ok,
its to handle a few LED's each, so we're not talking huge currents or voltages
what the switch needs to do is select

Position 1 - Set A
Position 2 (middle) - Set A and B
Position 3 - Set B

(obviously I could just do this with 2 simple toggle switches, But I like the idea of 3 position toggle), obviously with an On-Off-On (easily available by contrast) I could Jury-rig it to supply power to both sets when Pos 1/3 were not selected (using a relay)

Edit: Slide and Rotary exist obviously. But I'd like Toggle... looks like its relays or logic gates for me...
 
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microtexan

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Wouldn't a 3 position toggle switch have 4 connections or pins?:confused:
 

Vizier87

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ok,
its to handle a few LED's each, so we're not talking huge currents or voltages
what the switch needs to do is select

Edit: Slide and Rotary exist obviously. But I'd like Toggle... looks like its relays or logic gates for me...

Huh? You're switching LEDs with relays? ....a microcontroller will be much better.. they should cost less than 10 bucks if you're using the Microchip's 16F series.
 
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