Digital Electronics - Code Converters and Multiplexers - Discussion

Discussion :: Code Converters and Multiplexers - General Questions (Q.No.9)


A basic multiplexer principle can be demonstrated through the use of a:

[A]. single-pole relay
[B]. DPDT switch
[C]. rotary switch
[D]. linear stepper

Answer: Option C


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Chaithanya said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
What is rotary switch ? Please explain.

Sijo said: (Jul 25, 2017)  
A rotary switch is a switch operated by rotation. These are often chosen when more than 2 positions are needed, such as a three-speed fan or a CB radio with multiple frequencies of reception or "channels".

Three-deck rotary switch allows controlling three different circuit functions.

Bottom view of a 12-position rotary switch showing wiper and contacts.

A rotary switch consists of a spindle or "rotor" that has a contact arm or "spoke" which projects from its surface like a cam. It has an array of terminals, arranged in a circle around the rotor, each of which serves as a contact for the "spoke" through which any one of a number of different electrical circuits can be connected to the rotor. The switch is layered to allow the use of multiple poles, each layer is equivalent to one pole. Usually such a switch has a detent mechanism so it "clicks" from one active position to another rather than stalls in an intermediate position. Thus a rotary switch provides greater pole and throw capabilities than simpler switches do.

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