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How To Make A 3.5mm Audio Switch
Made my own case for this on my 3D Printer. Also included a mic pass-thru for my headset.
Thanks for the instructions! I bought the parts cheap from ebay, and it works. I use it so I can take the sound from both my computer and TV on the same speakers.
Thanks and great job!I couldn't find a 3PDT switch so I ended up using 2x DPDT switches instead. The extra switch was for the "ground" (to avoid humming noise by having a common ground). The downside is I have to flip both switches for it to work properly.I've thinking about using the 2nd switch for the right channel instead, to go from mono to stereo and to have left and ground together in one switch. Anyway, feedback would be appreciated and welcome from anybody.Thanks again.
3PDT switches are hard to find and not really necesary. Just use a DPDT from Radio Shack and solder all three grounds together (those are the wires that connect to the sleeve of the jacks).
You might want to skip the switch and go with a specific kind of jack instead.https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instan...Commonly called a "switched jack", the jack facilitates a connection until something is plugged into it. When something is plugged in, it "breaks" the aforementioned connection and uses the jack instead.See the attached image. The left jack would be input, the right output, and the bottom would be headphone. I didn't wire the grounds to avoid cluttering the visual. The three ground pins (pin 1 on each) would get tied together. - Jekotia
I want to make a switch that is simply on/off for audio. I have a DAC/headphone amp/preamp for powered monitors but it outputs signal to every output, all the time. So I want to make a switch to simply eliminate the signal to the speakers when I decide to plug headphones in. Is a 3PDT switch still needed? Or would a DPDT switch work? - ShaneB46
cost me $57 in parts trying to make one on my own today. damn electronics store guy gave me power rocker switches instead of the one I asked for. Radio Shack aka the Source is where I am off to right now,.
Just a note for anyone about to make one, make sure you don't do what I initially did any buy some mono jack mounts on eBay! Make sure your purchases are stereo versions. Works perfectly now I'm using the right jack mounts!
I have a similar question as below - can I add a third input by getting a 4PDT on-on-on switch? I don't need a mute option, just not sure if that would do the trick.
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