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Guest Glenn Weston

Rotary Pulse Switch

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Guest Glenn Weston

Hi all, New to this forum here & would like to say Hi & thanks for some really excellent ideas sifting through the threads here.I am currently in the process of trying to get a home built pit together & going through all the possibilties & problems that I am going to be faced with, however there allways seems to be an answer there somewhere if you think about the little problems long enough.I too am not going with an EPIC, I am going to try keyboard encoders & hacking gamepads utilising the USB ports.Of coarse like many others I have hit the rotary switch/encoder problem & whilst hunting around on the web I found this unit, it's not a Knitter switch but similar, the interesting thing about this one is it's not a double throw or if you like does not have a common terminal for left or right turning but two sets of seperate contacts for left & right, The only bad thing I can see is it's a PCB style mount & does not have a shaft but provision for one.Here is the data sheet:http://www.smk.co.jp/product_e/pdf/switch/ESF291201.pdfI guess this would be the way to go but a chassis mount style would be the ultimate, what do you think & has anyone seen something like this in a chassis mount.Cheers Glenn

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Guest MikePowell

That's an interesting company, Glenn. In addition to the rotary pulse switch, SMK makes "multi-way" switches. These are useful as hat switches. Every now and then, someone posts here asking for a source. Now we know a manufacturer. Have you found a distributor that will sell in small quantities?Thanks for posting this info.Mikewww.mikesflightdeck.com

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I did just happen to notice the size of those pulse switches.... 13.8mm square, and the shaft is only 3mm in dia. Need to be gentle with them !Richard

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Guest Glenn Weston

I haven't found a supplier yet, I am located in Australia, I am going to give Farnell & RS Components here a try, they may even do a special order, I will make some enquiries & see how I go & post any information back here.Cheers Glenn.

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