5-Position Switch

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731 in stock

Product Description

The 5-Position Switch is a normally open contact switch. It has a nice snappy feel, and returns to the center/un-pressed position immediately when it is released. By monitoring the input state of five pins, it’s easy for any Parallax microcontroller to detect whether the switch is in the up, down, left, right, or pressed position. It is possible for more than one position to make contact at a time, such as pressed+right, left+down, or pressed+right+down, for a total of 18 output states.

Key Features:

  • Provides 18 input states for your project
  • Two 4-pin SIP headers are perfect for bread-board friendly projects
  • No external circuitry required for easy interfacing
  • Simple communication with any microcontroller
  • Multi-position selection (i.e. pressed+right, left+down or pressed+right+down)

Application Ideas:

  • Video game input
  • Robot control
  • Menu selection for emdedded projects
  • 10 kΩ pull-up resistor included on each positional pin
  • Power requirements: Supply voltage = output signal voltage. Set supply voltage for compatibility with your microcontroller’s inputs
  • Communication: Single bit high/low output for each position
  • Dimensions: 0.70 x 0.95 x 0.78 in (1.78 x 2.41 x 1.98 cm)
  • Operating temp range: 32 to158°F (0 to 70°C)

Additional Information

Weight 0.0112 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in


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