Switch 5 Position Normally Open 8-Pin DIP 18 Input States 3.3-5 Volt DC

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  • Jameco Part no.: 2111927
  • Manufacturer: Parallax
  • Manufacturer no.: 27801
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5-Position Switch

The 5-position switch is a normally open contact switch that provides directional output to your project. This switch 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 input states.


  • 8-pin DIP module is ready for breadboard or through-hole projects
  • 10 kΩ pull-up resistor included on each positional pin
  • Simple communication with any Parallax microcontroller

    Application Ideas:

  • Video game input
  • Robot Control

    For information on wiring the switch and as well as sample code, check out the Getting Started page

    Key Specifications:

  • Power requirements: 3.3 to 5 VDC
  • Communication: Single bit high/low output for each position
  • Dimensions: 0.70 x 0.95 x 0.78 in (17.8 x 24.1 x 19.8 mm)
  • Operating temp range: +32° to +158°F (0° to +70°C)

    Downloads & Resources:

    5-Position Switch Documentation v1.1 (.pdf)
    BASIC Stamp 2 Example Code (.zip)
    Propeller Example Code (.zip)

    Open Source Downloads

    KickStart Example with wiring diagram and sample code
    Open-Source Hardware Designs
    Bill of Materials (.ods)
    Hardware Files (.zip)

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  • Specification Value
    Voltage Range (VDC)3.3 to 5
    Operating Temperature32 to 158 °F
    Pin Count8
    Dimensions (inch)0.70 x 0.95 x 0.78

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