5-Way Selector Switch - Ding and Dent

Replacement:COM-10541. These were a one-time only deal. We don’t have any more. This page is for reference only.

This is the type of switch you often find used as the pickup selector on electric guitars. The lever clicks through five different positions so you can select from three different inputs and a combination thereof. While this is, strictly speaking, a selector switch (albeit a switch with some strange permutations) It’s also very useful as an encoder and by connecting it to a microcontroller you can read five discrete positions from three GPIOs. Check out the connection diagram below for details.

Note: These switches got shipped without any additional hardware. They have knobs, but no screws. Also, some of the legs are bent. However, they are still completely usable.

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