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Description: DIP switch with 8 individual switch positions. The pins have .1" spacing - fits great into a breadboard! Works great as general control switches.


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  • I’m going to use one of these as sort of a binary keyboard by hooking it up to an Arduino and using a tact. switch as a Serial Write button (or use a timer for a speed challenge)!

  • What are the voltage and current ratings on these DIP Switches?

    • While that information is probably available somewhere - I’d say look it up for a few other DIP switches, it’s highly likely to be similar - I think that if you’ve got voltage/current rating concerns for them, you may planning on using them for purposes other than what they’re intended for; they’re really only intended as rarely-set signal control switches, e.g. putting a logic 1/0 on a microcontroller pin/bjt/fet, and not as a bank of active switches for a (relatively) large load.

  • 8 individual switche positions, wow!

  • Does anyone know if this will fit in an IC socket?

    • Yep, it will. The datasheet says it is 7.62 mm wide, which equates to 300 mill. It will perfectly straddle your breadboard centerline and should fit right a 16-pin DIP socket.

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Handy little buggers.

Many products manufactured have these on them, and for good reason. changing parameters is one great usage I have, such as Daylight Savings time, unit conversion selector. Or changing bits in a byte to select one of 32 options.

Useful but awkward on a breadboard

This is a really neat switch to have and its useful for settings that don’t need to be changed too often but it has a hard time staying securely on a breadboard due to the short leads.

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