FS-1

Q.Foot switches such as the BOSS FS-5L / FS-5U are available in "latched" and "unlatched" types. What is the difference between the two?

A.The terms "latched" and "unlatched" describe the operational behavior of the foot switch.

A latched foot switch will turn on when you press the switch, and remain on after you release it (i.e., the "on" status is maintained after the switch is released). When you press the switch again, it will turn off and stay off (i.e., the "off" status is maintained after the switch is released).

An unlatched foot switch will turn on only when the switch is pressed and held, and it will turn off when the switch is released.

The following foot switches are made by BOSS / Roland (this list includes current models as well as models that are no longer in production).

(Table that includes FS-5U, FS-1, FS-5L, FS-6, DP-2, DP-6, DP-8, and DP-10)

Model namesLatched
type
Unlatched
type
Notes
FS-5UNOYES
FS-1
FS-5L
YESNO
FS-6YESYESLatched/Unlatched
switchable
DP-2
DP-6
NOYES
DP-8
DP-10
NOYESContinuous / Switch
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Note:
The FS-5L, FS-5U, and FS-6 are equipped with a polarity switch that allows you to reverse the "on" or "off" status of the switch to meet the switch specifications of some devices.

(2006/01/19)

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