Switch

Switch for VERTER

We'll need to connect a slide switch to the VERTER in order to turn the circuit on and off. We'll need to make two pieces of wire, about 3in length. I suggest using 26AWG silicone coated wires which is flexible stranded wire.

Prepping Wires

Next, we'll want to prep the wires in order to attach them to leads of the slide switch. Using wire strippers, remove a bit of insulation from the tips of each wire. 

Tinning Wires

Tin the exposed wires by applying a small amount of solder. This will help to prevent the strands of wire from fraying when soldering to pins and leads. A third helping hand tool can assist by holding the wires in place while soldering.

Wires for Switch

Now we're ready to attach the wires to the leads of the slide switch. We only need two of the three leads so we can remove one, either the far left or right, but not the middle! Use a pair of flush diagonal cutters to snip the third lead off from the switch.

Solder Wires to Switch

I secured the body of the switch to third helping hands to make it easier to solder the wires onto the leads. Tinning the leads of the switch with a bit of solder will make it easier to attach the wires. 

Connecting Switch to VERTER

Now we're ready to connect the wires from the slide switch to the VERTER board. We'll be attaching the wires from the switch to the EN (enable) and G (ground) labeled pins.

Tinning Pins on VERTER

I suggest using a Panavise tool to secure the board while soldering. Tinning the various pins with a bit of solder will make it easier to attach the wired connections.

Wired VERTER

Using the tip of the soldering iron, heat up the solder on the pin and insert one of the wires while the solder is molten.  Repeat this process for the second pin. Double check your solder joints and ensure you have a solid connection.

This guide was first published on Mar 14, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 14, 2018. This page (Switch) was last updated on Mar 12, 2018.