[1524] 3PDT switches

Date: November 8th, 2013 | Comments : [8] | Categories: DIY.

3pdt switch types

Here are the Standard 3PDT, Pro 3PDT and Premiere 3PDT switches…

I have tested the AMZ 3PDT switch wiring board with all of them to ensure compatibility. It works equally well with any of the three versions.

3PDT wiring pcb


8 Responses to “3PDT switches”

[6306] Kevin Says: 9:34 am, March 3rd, 2014

Hello, I’m working on your SOS. This is my second build. I’m still a complete newb. I’m hoping your switch board will simplify the wiring process. One quick question. Does the V on the 3pdt daughter board connect directly to the DC jack or to the V on the main PCB? Does it matter which of the two V pads(on the 3pdt pcb) is used for this connection?


[6325] admin Says: 7:10 am, March 16th, 2014

The two V pads are connected together on this pcb. I usually connect one directly to the power jack and then use the other V pad to go to the fx pcb.

regards, Jack

[6359] kevin Says: 8:02 pm, March 23rd, 2014

I have all of the wiring done except for the ground connection. I’m not sure how it should go. Right now I have the ground on the switch board connected to the ground on the SOS pcb. I know the dc jack and 1/4inch should be grounded as well, but I don’t know how it all comes together. I was thinking that the dc jack could be grounded on the 3pdt switch board. The hole is small and doesn’t look like it will hold more than one wire. I wiring diagram would be very much appreciated.

[6360] kevin Says: 8:04 pm, March 23rd, 2014

..make that “A wiring diagram…”

[6361] kevin Says: 8:32 pm, March 23rd, 2014

In your picture of the little angel chorus, it looks like the switch is grounded to the ring of the output jack. The ring has three ground wires. One goes to the switch board, one to the main pcb, and one to the dc jack. Is that how it goes?

[6363] admin Says: 9:34 am, March 24th, 2014


A ground lug on a jack is a good point to use as a common connection. I probably connected the fx pcb, the switch pcb amd the dc jack all to that common ground lug on the output jack. It works fine that way and each of those items will be referenced to the same voltage level (hopefully 0v).

regards, Jack

[592584] Hunter Says: 12:48 am, March 3rd, 2015

Has anyone tried the premier switch? It is advertised to reduce pop. Just curious if it holds up to this. I know capacitors can hold voltage an cause a pop if they do not have a pull down resistor, but I’m purely interested in the premier footswitch and if it works as advertised.

[592878] admin Says: 8:46 am, March 3rd, 2015

I’ve used the Premiere switch and it is doesn’t seem to be any different than the others. If you are using pulldown resistors, the pops should be minimal. Do a search for pulldown in the box on the top right of this page to get more info.


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