Wires for 8-way Switch
Get the wires ready for soldering to the 8-way selector switch. Use the following lengths to measure and cut the wires to size.
- 10-wire ribbon cable – 90mm
- 4-wire JST cable – 102mm
Tin Ribbon Cable
Use wire stripper to remove insulation from the tips of each wire. Tin the exposed wire by adding a bit of solder.
Ribbon Cable Wires
Repeat tinning on the other end of the ribbon cable. This helps prevent the strands of wire from fraying.
Tin JST Cable Wires
Use wire strippers to remove the tips from the 4-wire JST cable. Tin the strands of wire by adding a bit of solder.
Connect 8-way Pins
Add pieces of heat shrink tubing to the wires before soldering. Solder eight of the ten wires from the ribbon cable to the pins on the rotary switch.
Connect 8-way Ground
The single pin in the middle is the common ground. Solder the remaining two wires from the ribbon cable to the ground pin on the rotary switch.
Attaching JST connectors to ribbon cable
Get the following JST male connectors ready to wire up to the ribbon cable.
Solder JST connectors
Solder four of the wires from the rotary switch to one of the 4-pin JST male connectors. Add pieces of heat shrink tubing to the wires before soldering.