Datasheet of a pushbutton

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e-r-a-n
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Datasheet of a pushbutton

Post by e-r-a-n » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:08 am

I bought this button: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9190
Im not sure which leg does what, so i need a datasheet or explenation for it.
any ideas where i can find it?

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Re: Datasheet of a pushbutton

Post by n1ist » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:22 am

There are two sets of two pins. In each set, they are usually connected together. Normally, you only use one pin (either one) of each set; the choice often depends on which pin is easiest to route to on a PCB. The button, when pressed, connects the two sets together.

To figure out which pins are which, just use an ohmmeter or a lightbulb in series with a battery to make a continuity tester.
/mike

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Re: Datasheet of a pushbutton

Post by Mee_n_Mac » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:48 am

e-r-a-n wrote:any ideas where i can find it?
People have been asking for 2 years and gotten no answer, so don't hold your breath while waiting. Ohm it out as n1ist suggested. It's mini brother has it's pinout on it's drawing.
https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Com ... /00097.jpg

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