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A DIP switch is an electric switch that is packaged in a standard Dual-Inline Package (DIP). Because of the DIP form factor, arrays of multiple switches can easily be incorporated into the same package. This type of switch is designed to be used on a printed circuit board along with other electronic components and is commonly used to customize the behavior of an electronic device for specific situations. This article is about electrical switches. ... IC in a DIP14-Package In electronics, a Dual In-line Package (DIP), sometimes called a DIL package, is an electronic device package with a rectangular housing and a row of electrical connecting pins along each of two opposite sides, usually the longer sides of the rectangle. ... Form factor refers to the linear dimensions and configuration of a device as distinguished from other measures of size (for example Gigabytes; a measure of storage size): in computing, form factor is used to describe the size and format of PC motherboards (see AT, ATX, BTX), but also of hard... Close-up photo of one side of a motherboard PCB, showing conductive traces, vias and solder points for through-hole components on the opposite side. ... Two digital voltmeters The field of electronics is the study and use of electronic devices that operate by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles in devices such as thermionic valves and semiconductors. ... Electronics is the study and use of electrical devices that operate by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles in devices such as thermionic valves and semiconductors. ...


DIP switches are often used instead of jumper blocks where a setting may be changed more than once. Detail from an early model 386 board showing jumpers and shunts In electronics and particularly computing, a jumper is two or more connecting points that can be conveniently shorted together to set up or adjust a printed circuit board, such as a computers motherboard. ...


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DIP switch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (158 words)
A DIP switch is an electric switch that is packaged in a group in a standard dual in-line package (DIP) (the whole package unit may also be referred to as a DIP switch in the singular).
DIP switches are an alternative to jumper blocks.
DIP switches were also often used on arcade games in the 1980s and early 1990s.
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