Post by ourclarioncall on Jul 28, 2020 18:30:05 GMT -5
Would it be okay to have these 4PDT switches right up next to each other when installed in the pickguard ? (See first photo below) Would the metal casing on them touching each other cause any problems ?
i don’t mind leaving a little gap but I’m trying to get the toggles as close together as possible . Maybe it would also keep the switches more stable and prevent them rotating as much over time And constant switch flicking.
Would the metal casing on them touching each other cause any problems ?
There should be no problem with that. Ideally, you'd have foil on the back side of your pickguard which would put the cases all at ground anyway.
If there is any electrical connection between any of the lugs and the metal case, that would be the result of failure (due to overheating while soldering).
Sorry, my Brains a bit slow , could You say the last paragraph in a different way, I’m not quite catching it ☺️
you kind of answered another question I had about all my switches
am I supposed to ground every switch ? Hypothetically- how would I do that if I did not have any shielding ? I plan to shield in the future and that makes sense that the switches would be grounded via the shielding
just wondering if some of the current noises is because of a lack of shielding .
Post by ourclarioncall on Jul 28, 2020 19:16:09 GMT -5
Oh ok, I think I understand kinda
So the metal casing on the switch is not connected to the lugs/terminals .
But If I held the soldering iron on too long and melted the switch I could somehow end up with the lugs/terminals touching the case , which would mean the hot signal could go straight to ground ? IF the switches were touching shielding on the pickguard And the shielding is grounded