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12v footswitch help.

432-1212 from digi key.  http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?WT.z_header=search_go⟨=en&site;=us&keywords;=432-1212&x;=16&y;=22 Can this be wired up to work with a 12v battery. I'm wanting to wire this between my battery and bilge pump for a on and off switch it probably will get wet or I should say soaked.  I couldn't find any cheap footswitchs online so I'm thinking maybe I could make one?

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use a footswitch to activate MP3?

I am attempting to set up a foot pressure switch to activate an mp3 player for an art exhibition. I wired up the footswitch to to close the circuit when pressed between the speakers and the mp3. Unfortuneatley it only closes half the circuit so the other half remains open giving a lot of hissing sounds. The idea is that the mp3 remains on and playing but that when the pressure swicth is stepped on it closes the circuit so the music plays. I need to find a way to break the entire circuit when the mat is not stepped on. Any ideas how to achieve this? Thanks Cathal

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i need a footswitch to switch between three channels on my laney tf300?

I need a footswitch to switch between three channels on my laney tf300. the input on the amp is not a standard jack socket, it is a serial type, do i need a three button pedal, or is there some other way? all help appreciated.

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DIY Stage lighting - need help (pics)

I play in a three piece sludge metal band and I am in the process of making some portable footswitchable stage lighting.  I want it to be safe and convenient, however I'm not toooo knowledgable when it comes to electrical wiring/ideal parts for ideal application, etc... Below are two images of my plans so far, but I could reeeeeally use some help in the issues/questions addressed in the images.  If anyone can shed some light (no pun intended) on this I would greatly appreciate it.  Please be as specific as possible. ISSUES/QUESTIONS? Portable footswitchable Stage Lighting for my band. I think we will be using 65-100watt incandescent lights. 4 momentary white lights (2 per side) + 4 on/off white lights (2 per side) + 2 color lights (1 per side). I DO NOT WANT TO ELECTRICUTE MYSELF OR ANYONE ELSE. I WANT THESE LIGHTS TO BE BRIGHT AND EFFECTIVE. CONVENIENT WIRING/CORDS WOULD BE IDEAL. - What wire to be used to connect couple labeled sockets? (two momentary, two on/off in each side box. both sides triggered at same time) - How do I wire the labeled sockets? Are they connected just like how it’s drawn? - Can those footswitches be used with this set up/light sockets?Or do I need a different type/rated footswitch to do this? - How can I connect and disconnect (for transport) RIGHT BOX to LEFT BOX and power both sides to one footswitch? ALL help and advice is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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How can I make the Reverb on My Marshall Valvestate VS100r footswtchable on and off?

I have a Marshall VS100r "hybrid" Amplifier and it has 2 channels of reverb. So I'm trying to see if there is a way to mount a 1/4" jack in the front or rear (preferably the rear) and use a Boss FS-5L footswitch (Latching) to turn the reverb on and off. I'd like to be able use 1 footswitch for both channels. Thank you so much in advance for your help, - DIY Dom

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How can I make footswitch controllable stage lighting?

I'm looking to make something that sort of combines both of these, but i'm really hesitant about diving into something like this as I don't want to shock myself or someone else haha. https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Inexpensive-Dremel-Foot-Switch/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-BandBlinder---Stage-lights-on-the-cheap/ This seems like it'd be easy enough to build yourself, but I can't say for sure.  I'd like to be able to control 4-6 colored lightbulb fixtures with 4 separate footswitches.  I build guitar effects pedals, though I can't read schematics, so I have knowledge of building enclosures and swtich setups.  So if it's basically just a power on/off switch to the light would that blow out the bulb quickly?  would it have to be another way of switching it on/off?  Would it have to be a specific type of bulb?  I was thinking about having an enclosure with 4 on/off footswitches to control the lights, and then 2 momentary switches that will only turn on if the switch is pressed down.  I want the power to be grounded, the enclosure would be 4-6 switches with 4-6 outlets for the lights and then one cable for the main power.  Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks. - Matt

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Technology of the Tube Screamer

Some time a circuit Screams wrong as this foot switch flipflop I can see the arrangement if the design wanted independent control but that would allow a lack of signal.

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Can someone help me with this schematic for a reverb pedal footswitch?

I am trying to build a foot switch to turn off and on this effect on my amp and I cant figure out what i need to build it correctly! This is a schematic of my amp http://ampwares.com/schematics/twin_reverb_sf_135.pdf , and in the bottom left hand corner there is a dotted rectangle around the schematic for the pedal. it seems simple when i look at it but could someone please explain what it is and/or what i need? Thanks!! If you cant find it on there, then theres a picture of it below!

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How to add 2 LEDs to my footswitch so I can see if either channel is on or off.

I have a 2-channel Marshall footswitch that I want to mod to mimic their PED802 model with on/off LEDs on it. Scoured many forums for schematics or diagrams or photos, but nothing so straightforward out there. I believe it does not require a battery to power them as it mimics the light on the amp front, but my electronics knowledge isn't so good. Anyone have a photograph of something similar? I think I need two LEDs, two resistors and a couple bits of wire, but that's all I can glean. Thanks.

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Wah pedal as speed controller for Dremel?

I was working with my Dremel the other night and I noticed my not-working Crybaby out of the corner of my eye and started thinking that it would be a perfect speed controller for my dremel. I think I'm gonna tear it apart and see what it looks like inside and see maybe where to go from there. Probably would like it to have a footswitch somehow that will turn it off or when it is pushed all the way in it will turn off. Just an idea. If anybody has some suggestions or maybe could build it and make an instructable that would be awesome.

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Need Help With A Mini Spot Welder

I've been trying to gather information to build a welder for a special application. The use is for welding the commutator tabs and magnet wire that passes over them for small DC motors. While there are specialized and often automated welders made for this purpose, they are both large and very expensive and really intended for industrial users. I have been able to get small bits of information as to how others have done this, but it's been difficult to get the whole project laid out (there is apparently some "secrecy" involved here!?). The materials being welded (soldering isn't a preferable way to make this connection...these motors run hot and very fast) are the brass commutator tabs (approximately .030" thick material about .060" wide formed as a "U") and the copper magnet wire used to wind the poles that then passes over each brass tab...from #23 awg to #28awg. From what I've been able to gather, people have done this on a "homebrew" basis using 6V automotive battery chargers/starters that can deliver around 30 amps or more. I have very little knowledge of electronics and none at all about welding and circuit design, but am looking for information on how I might proceed after sourcing the charger/starter. I'm guessing that the "negative" cable would be adapted to use as a clamp at the commutator and would also double as a heat sink to prevent damaging the commutator and that the "positive" cable would somehow be adapted to hold some sort of fine rod that would touch each com tab to complete the welds. -Maybe a footswitch could or should be used to start/stop the weld? -Is the positive cable simply used to hold a rod for the "spot weld"?, or are there other pieces that need to be added? To my mind, it would seem that simply touching the positive to the commutator tab to make the weld and complete the circuit would simply trip a breaker at the panel or any protection device on the charger(dead short!?). -Any other information or thoughts? Thank you in advance -john

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