Aux Switches… latching or non-latching?

Home Forums Products Stompboxes Aux Switches… latching or non-latching?

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 14 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #105702
      6string
      Member

      I can't find any mention in the manual of whetether aux switches should be latching or non-latching. 

      Thanks. 

    • #117602
      Roobin
      Member

       They need to be momentary. A popular one is the Digitech FS300.

    • #117603
      wes
      Member

       They should be non-latching (momentary) switches, like an electronic keyboard sustain pedal.

    • #117604
      6string
      Member

       thanks.

    • #128767
      digitalkettle
      Member

      Boss FS-5U is doing it for me (Timefactor and Modfactor) .

    • #117607
      AAgnello
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

       User Guide Page 31 in the section on Auxiliary Switches 

      "Toggle switches are not supported. Only momentary switches will work properly."

       

    • #117725
      b2zer
      Member

       

      Tell please if you know what's the difference between Digitech fs300 and Digitech fs3x fo use with TimeFactor.

    • #117728
      duffmcshark
      Participant

      If you want to save a little money and make your own aux switch, it's actually a very simple circuit involving a momentary throw switch, a plug jack, and 2 pieces of wire connecting them.

      http://www.diyguitarist.com/DIYStompboxes/TempoBox.htm

    • #117729
      duffmcshark
      Participant

      I found one for how to make the 3 button switch as well, but the schematics on the message board are not quite helpful.

      http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?PHPSESSID=92755e555232750468972a841a482ee5&topic=45094.0

      The thing to keep in mind is to use a TRS jack and connect one button to each combination:

      T + R
      T + S
      R + S

      You'll probably want to test it out before you mount it to any box just so you know which button will be doing what to the Mod / Time Factor.

    • #128875
      Roobin
      Member

      If you're making your own 3 way switch, then you'll need 2 small diodes – 1N4148/1N914 – to stop the T+R acivating T or R. Google images search for Digitech FS300 schematic/ Digitech fs300, and you'll find some that show how to hook it all up properly.

    • #135028
      leslie addicted
      Member

      Hi digitalkettle i found this your old post and i' d like to ask you one thing,  do you think i can use the boss fs-5u to scroll down the presets of the modfactor?  do you think any non-latching or momentary will work?

      Thank' s a lot for your help.

    • #135029
      brock
      Participant
      Quote:
      do you think i can use the boss fs-5u to scroll down the presets of the modfactor?

      It will work.  I use a couple of Boss FS-6 dual switches (with a few more features than the Boss FS-5U).  They are big targets for your foot, reliable, and solidly built.  To use it as a Down switch in Bank mode, go to System Settings -> AUX SW -> BK-

      Quote:
      do you think any non-latching or momentary will work?

      Yes.  Even a keyboard sustain pedal will work (for a single Aux Switch function).

    • #135031
      leslie addicted
      Member

      That  is the answer i was looking for, thank' s a lot Broke, if you use the boss fs-6 i can try with the behringer ab 200 which is supposed to be a clone right?

      and with the FS-6 can i use both switches one to scroll down and the other to scroll up?

      Thank' s again.

    • #135044
      brock
      Participant
      Quote:
      if you use the boss fs-6 i can try with the behringer ab 200 which is supposed to be a clone right?

      The AB200 is wired differently, uses TS jacks, and appears to be set up for switching audio signals.  The Boss FS-6 has separate TS jacks for A & B, a combined TRS jack for both A + B switching, plus a polarity switch and momentary / latching switch for each output A and B.

      I can't say that the AB 200 would work correctly, and it seems to me that you'd have to create some custom cables at a minimum.

      Quote:
      with the FS-6 can i use both switches one to scroll down and the other to scroll up?

      Yes (BK+ and BK- in Bank mode).  In Play mode, FS3 would get you Bank Up.  Keep in mind that the FS-6 needs a 9V battery / power for the LEDs (it won't switch with it). You might want to defeat the 9V switching at the input jacks, or supply it from your pedalboard.  Multiple FS-6's also lock together mechanically.

    • #135064
      leslie addicted
      Member

      Thank' s a lot Broke, you'  ve been very helpful,  i' ll go for the fs-6 or digitech fs 300.

Viewing 14 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.