Push button switches are often round and designed to be pressed therefore conforming to fingers or hands for easy use. You will find that push button switches can be flat, high headed or dome or ball-shaped, whichever may be easiest to press and notice. Push button switches are electro-mechanical components designed to be pressed or pushed down to activate an operation. Commonly, metal push button switches are referred to as anti-vandal switches as they are hardwearing and durable. Anti-vandal switches are used for a variety of devices we use every day. Push button switches are designed to controls action in a machine or process.
A push button switch, (metal push button switches or anti vandal switches) a panel mount switch can operate a device by either switching it on/off or operate a key control.
See our range of Panel Mount pushbutton switches, indicators and range of switches. To help you find what you are looking for, we have divided our products into sub-categories. Or use our filter bar to see the available products, choose from momentary and latching push button switches, Anti vandal switches, ‘Low profile’ switches which also support LED illumination or No Touch buttons, or a range of our LED Switches, Navigation Modules, Rockers, Keylock & Selector Switches, LED Indicators, 7 Pilot Lights and Panel Mount Buzzers.
What is a Push Button Switch?
A pushbutton switch (metal push button switches or anti vandal switches) are devices that are pushed to make or break an electrical circuit. Or to put simply, an object you push to make a device do or stop something. These come in all shapes and sizes, with a multitude of options.
Panel Mount Push button switches?
Panel mount switches (metal push button switches or anti vandal switches) are used on various types of panels by various industries, many panel mount switches can be found on many types of applications including industrial, kiosks and more. Panel mount switches are designed to sit flat or easily connect into a panel.
Momentary or Latching function
Select from momentary push button switch function or latching (alternative) pushbutton function.
Momentary only works when there is a force pressing the button, once this force is removed the switch is no longer engaged whereas a latching switch maintains the state once pressed until the push button is pressed again to release the switch.
LED Illumination Options?
RJS supplies both non-illuminated and illuminated push switches. Choosing what type will depend on the function and design of your product. There is a wide range of LED illumination options including single, bi-colour, dual colour or RGB LED illumination. How the illumination is displayed also varies. Variations include;
- Custom text*/custom symbol illumination*
- Ring illumination
- Dot illumination
- Full illumination
Push to Make or Push to Break Switch?
A ‘push to make’ or ‘Normally Open’ (NO) switch is when an electrical flow is activated in a circuit when the button is pressed. And when the button is released the circuit is then broken and the electrical flow is stopped. This is the most common switch type.
Whereas a ‘Push to Break switch’ or ‘Normally Closed’ (NC) works in the opposite way, once pressed it stops an existing electrical flow through the circuit.
Poles and Throws
SPST (Single-pole, single-throw) switch has only got one output and one input.
SPDT (Single-pole, double-throw) switches have three terminals, one common pin and two pins which contend for connection to the common. Most suited to devices selecting between two power sources.
DPDT (Double-pole, double-throw) switches are essentially two SPDT switches that control two separate circuits and are switched together by one single actuator.
How to place an order?
There are many ways to place an order and enquire about our push button Metal switches
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