Devices used to route signals by allowing or preventing the signal flow when in closed or open position.
DIP Switches (122 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 (195 suppliers)
Emergency Stop Switches (153 suppliers)
Foot Switches (152 suppliers)
Industrial Keypads (209 suppliers)
Keylock Switches (153 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 (182 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 (123 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 (81 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 (626 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 (65 suppliers)
Reed Switches (121 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 (320 suppliers)
Rotary Coded DIP Switches (62 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 (158 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 (87 suppliers)
Safety sensor switches are placed in enclosures to prevent accidental contact with live electrical connections.
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Slide Switches (184 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 (137 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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Switches (1,784 suppliers)
Switches are used to allow electric current to flow when closed. When opened, they prevent current flow. Common switch types include pushbutton, rocker, toggle, rotary coded DIP, rotary DIP, key lock, slide, snap action, and reed.
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Thermostats and Thermal Switches (649 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 (363 suppliers)
Touch Switches and Tactile Switches (160 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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