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    Question Custom Switch



    Sorry for the crappy picture.

    I have a few questions. Why would a switch have more than 2 leads? In my case 4.

    Also does anyone know of a good switch that fits the picture? Im wanting a momentary rocker to power on two seperate devices. The LED is not powered by the switch and is optional. Any help finding a switch sorta like this would be greatly appericiated. I have the momentary switches ( im going to be de-solding one off my screens circuit board and one off my xbox's circuit board, just need the rocker device, or a switch that would be eaisly modified to do such.

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    You are looking for a momentary contact Double Pole, Single Throw switch, if I read your diagram correctly. It is a single switch that functions as if it were two single pole single throw switches.

    More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    You are looking for a momentary contact Double Pole, Single Throw switch, if I read your diagram correctly. It is a single switch that functions as if it were two single pole single throw switches.

    More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch
    I might be wrong, but i dont think so. The swith should have 8 leads comming out the bottom, as each momentary switch that i have has 4. So I need to find a rocker i can take apart and make this way, or one that comes this wayl

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    Ive thought about changing up my design a bit, but im not sure if it is even possible. I am an amatuer when it comes to electronics, but I do know some basics and am very interested in it. The issue I am is facing I have two switches that are Momentary ( my screen and my XBOX ) but i would like to use my remote wire to set a relay to "push the button". The only problem i see with this is, the remote has power the whole time the car is on so it would "hold" the switch rather than just "push" it. Is what im trying to accomplish possible, with two relays or a simple circuit?

    Im close to finishing my project, just kinda held back by this. Any help would be greatly appericiated.

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    Shane

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    First of all, I'm going to assume this is a vehicle installation. You dont' specify.

    You need a startup/shutdown controller.
    It will do exactly what you need, and should work for the PC and the XBox.

    An alternative is to use a full-on DC-DC power supply that has an integrated SSDC, such as the M2ATX. I know there is an adapter out there to use a styandard ATX power supply with the XBox (not the XBox 360!), and several users have successfully done a vehicle install using it.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Yes this is for the car, and im a bit confused about this startup/shutdown.

    I have the m1atx psu in my xbox. it sends power to my xbox, but does not turn it on when the car is turned on. It also does not turn my screen on.

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    There's a bundle of yellow wires (at least they're all yellow in my dead XBox) that go to the front panel. I believe they include the power light, the power switch and the eject button.
    I don't know what pins are for the power switch, but I'm reasonably certain that a Google search will yield the results you want.

    Once you determine the pins for the power switch, you simply wire those to J6 on the M1ATX and it should power the XBox on/off with the ignition, assuming you're not using the M1ATX in 'dumb mode'.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Awesome man, thanks for the quick response. i asked someone about that and they all said they dont think it can be done. the xbox's power switch has 4 leads comming out of it rather than 2, are two of them the same? Im still going to need to try and make that relay circuit i posted above for my screen, only problem is the, power button has 4 leads like the xbox

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