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DIP switch

DIP switches have their name because of their design. They are small switch rows, which are designed as Dual Inline Package (DIP).

DIP switches, consisting of four slide switches

DIP switches, consisting of four slide switches

DIP switches are available in SMT technology and in through-hole technology (THT). They are mounted on motherboards and are used to set configurations and change parameters.

A DIP switch always consists of several individual switches, these can be toggle or slide switches, which can be functionally switched on and off. Because of the smallness and the switch arrangement, they are also known as mouse pianos.

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