Competition Switch wiring diagram

I was hoping someone may have an internal wiring schematic of the Competition Switch. I would like to make one. It seems straight forward enough. I have opened up a Vex Comp Switch but they have painted over the traces so its hard to map the exact connections.


Is this what you want

Quite easy to build, here was my effort.

or do you mean the field controller? I posted some info on that here.

yep, that is exactly what I was looking for. Thanx!

On this diagram, should I tie all the grounds together?

Yes, all the grounds must be tied together in order for it to work.

  • Dean

I am a student trying to create a switch to test my robot’s autonomous mode and was wondering if anyone would be willing to explain the diagram(which wires are ground, where do I attach wires to, what do the large arrows and small x’s mean) or point me towards a video on youtube explaining the process of making one of these? Thank you for any help you can provide.

Don’t take this the wrong way but, if you cannot understand the schematic, then you should probably not be let loose with a soldering iron.

Either buy the official product here. It’s only $20.

or use the switch simulation in RobotC or EasyC.

I want to check if this is the correct way to hook multiple controllers to the same switch and that it won’t fry anything. The two grounds would of course also go together. Sorry about the horrible diagram modification.

Alternatively, does anyone have a wiring diagram of the switch VEX sells?
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This will work.

Everything is just connected together. You may also be interested in this if you have not seen it, schematics for the field controller.

Thank You!