# (Circuitikz) How to draw SP3T Switch

I am using Circuitikz and trying to get a SP3T switch. I was wondering if anyone knew a solution for either what the node format (node[spdt]) is or if there is another way. I've already combed through the circuitikz manual and cannot find anything.

## 2 Answers

The easy way is to add an extra contact to a spdt.

I placed it as a rotary switch. For vertical placement, use .45 or \pgfkeysvalueof{/tikz/circuitikz/tripoles/spdt/margin}.

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{circuitikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{circuitikz}
\node[spdt,name=S1] {};
\draw ($(S1)!.59!(S1.east)$) to[short,o-] (S1.east);
\end{circuitikz}
\end{document}


Although John Kormylo's answer is the correct one, notice that starting from version 0.9.1 (to be released mid-June 2019) or shortly using the git version, you will be able to use the new rotary switch component:

\begin{circuitikz}
\draw
(0,0) -- ++(1,0)
node[rotary switch <->=3 in 45 wiper 22, anchor=in](R){}
(R.out 1) -- ++(0.5,0)
(R.out 2) -- ++(0.5,0)
(R.out 3) -- ++(0.5,0);
\end{circuitikz}


Pull request and specific docs are at https://github.com/circuitikz/circuitikz/pull/212

• well, this is more advertisement than answer ;-), anyway, glad to hear that further development of circuitikz is in progress (+1) – Zarko May 29 at 10:48
• @Zarko yes, you're right. I was just putting that here for the future reader, so that they know there is a more straightforward way... – Rmano May 29 at 10:52