Switches

Devices that are used to turn a circuit on or off (make or break).

Pushbutton Switches Pushbutton Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that is depressed into the units body.
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Toggle Switches Toggle Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator in the shape of a bat or lever that pivots through an arc at its base.
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Rocker Switches Rocker Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that rocks along a center axis. The depressed side of the actuator will be lower than the opposite side.
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Tactile Switches Tactile Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are often very small and are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that is depressed into the units body. these devices also provide feedback to the user through an audible click and/or a change in pressure upon reaching the trigger point.
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Snap Action, Limit, Lever Switches Snap Action, Limit, Lever Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that trips when it reaches a limit of travel. The actuator can be some sort of plunger, lever, arm, etc., that activates when it is depressed.
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Rotary Switches Rotary Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are composed of a turntable center actuator that has one or more decks (thin circular boards) of contacts.
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Slide Switches Slide Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that moved from one end of the device to the other.
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DIP Switches DIP Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are usually groupings of small switches used as jumper blocks or small rotary type switches that require a tool to set.
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Magnetic, Reed Switches Magnetic, Reed Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on and off by the presence or lack of a magnetic field.
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Keypad Switches Keypad Switches A grouping of buttons that are used to provide input to a machine. These buttons may or may not have logos that show what each button's specific purpose is.
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Selector Switches Selector Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family have an actuator that turn back and forth along a center axis point but have a predetermined number of stopping positions.
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Navigation Switches, Joystick Navigation Switches, Joystick A grouping of electromechanical devices used to start or stop current flow. The devices in this family are arranged around a central actuator. Depending on which direction the actuator is moved, the switch located in that direction is tripped.
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Keylock Switches Keylock Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family that use a key as an actuator. This actuator will turn along the center axis point but have a predetermined number of stopping positions. The key may or may not be removable at any number of these positions.
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Thumbwheel Switches Thumbwheel Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of actuators that can be depressed or rotated on a center axis. Triggering these devices causes a change in the display on the front of the units.
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Programmable Display Switches Programmable Display Switches An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family have a visual output that can be designed to display different graphics based on the state of the switch.
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Caps Caps Supplementary lid or cover used with switches
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Configurable Switch Components Configurable Switch Components Portions of a switch assembly that can be configured together.
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Accessories, Kits Accessories, Kits Supplementary items used with switch products.
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