I'm working on my 8 bit TTL computer (https://hackaday.io/project/162659-8-bit-breadboard-cpu) and have just received a sack of 3 pole switches I ordered. I'm using them to run the control signals for testing all modules working together. I was finding that using too many dip switches was drawing too much current and that a 3 pole toggle switch would be much better. These are the switches I ordered: https://www.taydaelectronics.com/electromechanical/switches-key-pad/push-button/push-button-switch-latching-on-off-dpdt-0-5a-50vdc-8x8mm.html
They may not be what I was looking for. What I wanted was a 3 pole on/on. I thought these were that. Strange thing is the outside two pins are shorted together and the switch selects between them. Since the outside pins are shorted I don't know how you could even use this as an on/off switch. Is there something I'm missing? Does anyone know how one might use a switch like this?