Devices used to route signals by allowing or preventing the signal flow when in closed or open position.
DIP Switches (132 suppliers)
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.
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Disconnect Switches (214 suppliers)
Emergency Stop Switches (168 suppliers)
Foot Switches (160 suppliers)
Industrial Keypads (220 suppliers)
Industrial keypads are data input devices meant to control equipment in industrial settings, often by the use of characters and symbols allocated to 20 keys or less.
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Keylock Switches (163 suppliers)
LCD Switches and LED Switches (19 suppliers)
LCD switches and LED switches contain an integrated liquid crystal display (LCD) or light emitting diodes (LED) that show text and graphics. They can be programmed to perform specific functions and provide choices for the selected operation.
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Linear Limit Switches (181 suppliers)
Linear limit switches are electromechanical devices that require physical contact between a target object and switch activator to make the contacts change state.
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Logic Signal Switches (18 suppliers)
Mechanical Safety Interlock Switches (128 suppliers)
Mechanical safety interlock switches couple a moveable guard door with the power source of the hazard. When the guard door is opened, the power is isolated, ensuring that the machine does not pose a hazard while an operator requires access.
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Noncontact Safety Interlock Switches (86 suppliers)
Noncontact safety interlock switches couple a moveable guard door with the power source of the hazard. For noncontact actuating interlock switches, the guard door is linked to the control circuit contacts via a magnetic or electronic field.
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Pushbutton Switches (655 suppliers)
Pushbutton switches are mechanical switches defined by the method used to activate the switch. The activation method is typically in the form of a plunger that is pushed down to open or close the switch.
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Pushwheel Switches (67 suppliers)
Reed Switches (126 suppliers)
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.
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Rocker Switches (336 suppliers)
Rotary Coded DIP Switches (67 suppliers)
Rotary coded dual in-line package (DIP) switches are activated by a rotating shaft and have several stop positions. They use the DIP form factor so that arrays of multiple switches can be incorporated into a single package.
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Rotary Limit Switches (157 suppliers)
Rotary limit switches use physically-actuated levers to rotate a shaft and operate the contacts in a switch, making them change state. Most products feature a rugged design and are suitable for factory and/or industrial applications; however, because these switches contain mechanical parts, they wear over time. Typically, rotary limit switches are slower than noncontact, electrical devices such as proximity sensors and photoelectric sensors.
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Safety Sensor Switches (97 suppliers)
Safety sensor switches are placed in enclosures to prevent accidental contact with live electrical connections.
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Slide Switches (193 suppliers)
Slide switches are mechanical switches defined by their method of activation. The switch is a slider that moves (slides) from position to position.
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Snap Action Switches (148 suppliers)
Snap action switches are mechanical switches that produce a very rapid transfer of contacts from one position to another. They are useful in situations that require a fast opening or closing of a circuit, such as a mouse button or appliance setting.
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Thermostats and Thermal Switches (678 suppliers)
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.
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Toggle Switches (378 suppliers)
Touch Switches and Tactile Switches (169 suppliers)
Touch switches and tactile switches operate by touching or pressing to make a connection. Touch switches are touch-operated devices that do not have moving parts. Tactile switches are electromechanical and provide tactile feedback.
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