Thermostats and thermal switches are electro-mechanical on/off switches that are activated by temperature changes. They are typically used to control heating and cooling systems.

Flow Switches

(366 companies)
Flow switches are devices that monitor flow and send a trip signal to other devices, like a pump, for protection. These switches can be used for the measurement of gases, liquids, and steam.
VME, VPX and VXI switches are used to connect test points or devices to instruments for testing, measuring, or monitoring. They provide a variety of switching and routing functions for test systems based upon the VME, VPX, and VXI standards.

Transfer Switches

(207 companies)
Transfer switches transfer electrical power back and forth between two power systems or buses such as a utility power line and a backup motor-generator power supply.

GPIB Switches

(8 companies)
GPIB switches enable several GPIB controllers to share one or more GPIB devices. They also allow a single GPIB controller to operate multiple GPIB bus systems.
CompactPCI switches and PXI switches are used in industrial systems to connect test points or devices to instruments for the purpose of testing, measuring or monitoring the system.

Pushwheel Switches

(68 companies)
Pushwheel switches are rotary switches that operate using a rolling wheel. They are also known as thumbwheel switches.

DIP Switches

(135 companies)
Dual in-line package (DIP) switches are electronic packages that consist of a series of tiny switches. DIP switches are used to configure computers and peripherals such as circuit boards and modems.

Limit Switches

(445 companies)
Limit switches are electromechanical or solid state devices that require the physical contact of an object with the switch 's actuator to make the contacts change state.

Reed Switches

(129 companies)
Reed switches are magnetically actuated switches. They are typically manufactured with two ferromagnetic reeds (contact blades), which are sealed in a glass capsule. In the presence of a magnet, the blades (contacts) close.

Logic Signal Switches

(18 companies)
Logic signal switches are electronic devices which activate or deactivate a signal once an event has occurred.

Tilt Switches

(45 companies)
Tilt Switches are electric switches in which an electrical circuit is made by mercury or other device flowing or moving into a gap when the device tilts to a pre-specified angle.

Safety Sensor Switches

(99 companies)
Safety sensor switches are placed in enclosures to prevent accidental contact with live electrical connections.

Video Switchers

(161 companies)
Video switchers control video display sequences for multiple camera systems.

Network Switches

(718 companies)
Network switches connect network devices to host computers and allow a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports. They increase network capacity and speed by examining and filtering data packets. Switches also regenerate forwarded packets, reducing collision rates and permitting the use of additional nodes.