Thanks for the very useful basic info ;D When i was first starting to contemplate a mod diagrams like this were the first type of resource i was seeking. There are other threads here that contain similar information but it took some digging to find them. Understanding how the switching works is basic to understanding a diagram. It is handy to have a place where this information can be easily found
This shows the lug orientation for different versions of the 5-way switch. The author refers to the poles of the switch as "stages", but the article is otherwise accurate.
Hey newey , I stumbled across this when I was looking to see if there was already some mapping of the lug assignments for 3-way switches to save me from reinventing the wheel. As is often the case for him, Mr Wacker screwed the pooch on his drawings for CRL, Oak-Grigsby, and StewMac 5-ways.
The drawing he shows for the CRL is wrong. What he is showing is similar to what the Oak-Grigsby is, but the offsets aren't quite right.
The drawing he shows for the Oak is wrong. What he is showing is looks like what a StewMac switch actually is.
The drawing he shows for the StewMac is wrong. What he is showing is similar to what the CRL is, but the offsets aren't quite right.
Yes, I hadn't considered the offset of the lugs in the differing versions of the switch. I was just looking electrically. But you are right, the differing offsets may cause someone to mistake which are the common lugs.