> > Shorting and non-shorting are common terms in describing
> > rotary switches.
> > The make-before-break , etc. are common for toggle
> > switches and relays.
>Right you are Bill, but I'm wondering if it is different in
>Europe or other places for rotary and they use make before
>break to mean shorting in a rotary?
Certainly in the UK make-before-break and break-before-make are standard
descriptions for all switches, including rotary.
The normal description for a shorting wafer of a rotary would be a rotating
open circuit but this would apply to the type of wafer where all of the
unused contacts are shorted together.
I don't know what the term used is to decribe a progressively shorting
wafer. These don't seem to be standard stock items from our distributors so
I guess they may be to special order only, and then the purchaser would need
to provide a specification/drawing of what he requires.
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