Software engineer fearlessly venturing into the deep, terrifying, murky waters of electronics here. And hoping everyone can take pitty on me (and be gentle) as I ask this simple question...

I'm looking to connect this momentary switch to a solderless breadboard but its datasheet seems to be a datasheet for a generic set of devices in the same family of switches that the manufacturer makes.

I'm just looking to understand what its wiring would look like. I have to assume (based on my heavily limited knowledge of electronics) that there are pins for: output signal (when the switch is pressed/closed), ground/GND and (because its illuminated) its internal LED...or would pressing the switch also trigger the internal LED to light up?

I guess my question is: is there information in its datasheet, or on the DigiKey page, that would tell me how to wire it up on a breadboard? Or is the datasheet junk? Or am I supposed to just have working knowledge with switches/electronics to begin with and the wiring of this device would be obvious to most EE folks? Thanks in advance!

  • \$\begingroup\$ Looks like the PN on the site is not corresponding to the actual part. It is listing A22NZ-*, but the family is A22NL. Also I can't find the specific PN in the catalog ordering information. \$\endgroup\$ – Eugene Sh. Oct 3 '17 at 18:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah thanks @Transistor (+1) - remember I'm a newb so from the device page (linked in the question above) I see a link for Datasheets. Is that not correct? \$\endgroup\$ – smeeb Oct 3 '17 at 18:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Smeeb.. the issue with your link is... in 6 months digikey may no longer carry that part so the link will be broken here. Use the direct link to the manufacturer instead. \$\endgroup\$ – Trevor_G Oct 3 '17 at 19:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also it often helps if you list the exact part number here when the datasheet is for a family. We have no idea which particular variant especially LED voltage you have chosen. \$\endgroup\$ – Trevor_G Oct 3 '17 at 19:39

With switches look for the switches internal connection diagrams that are usually included.

Here from page 15 of your switch you linked..

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Note the illumination is fully under your control.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @Trevor but what exact URL is that from?! I can't find it anywhere on the DigiKey page linked in my qestion! \$\endgroup\$ – smeeb Oct 3 '17 at 18:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ @smeeb DIgikey always links to the actual Datasheets which is nice. Look at the link under documents and media in your linked page. \$\endgroup\$ – Trevor_G Oct 3 '17 at 18:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ Pin numbers.... \$\endgroup\$ – Eugene Sh. Oct 3 '17 at 19:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's a normally-closed switch. The X in a circle is your lightbulb \$\endgroup\$ – Eugene Sh. Oct 3 '17 at 19:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ No, no, no. The diagram is of internal connections. Which are inside the switch. If you want it to close some circuit, when pushed, you connect that circuit on pins 3&4. If you want it to disconnect on push, you connect it to 1&2. If you want it to light up, you connect voltage to X1&X2 \$\endgroup\$ – Eugene Sh. Oct 3 '17 at 19:33

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