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DPDT Slide Switch 1/4" Lever
Can I use this for input source selector?
I've found some diagrams on how to wire this, which I'm completely fine with, but what I found was treating this switch as having a common input, and then you select where that current then goes...however, I want to use this as an on/on switch between two preamp input sources. I.E. I'm looking at making a powered soundbar, so I will have a 3.5mm female jack to one side of the switch to connect an iPod as one source, and regular RCA terminals as well to have connected to my TV as the other source. I could then keep both inputs live so I wouldn't have to constantly take RCA cables off...my worry about putting this after the amp is the current is too much for a switch like this...
If you are in fact using this as an input switching device for your powered sound bar (or any other amp) then this switch is well within its current rating, and can be used to select any two input sources (line level).If used as a output selector to two speaker zones, then this switch is limited to amps of no more then about five watts or less.
Date published: 2013-01-05