A Toggle switch is a type of electromechanical switch with a handle or lever that is pushed to control the electrical flow to a device. The toggle switch is a great and fun alternative to Push Button switches.
How does a toggle switch work?
When the Toggle (the actuator) is moved or pushed, the armature switches the contact into position to start or stop an electrical flow. In simple terms when the toggle is pushed it can switch a device on or off. There are two functions available, a momentary function means once the force is removed the switch is no longer engaged. This is actioned by a spring mechanism which uses force on the armature from the inside to go back to the original position. In contrast, a latching toggle switch maintains the state once pressed, until the toggle is pushed back again to release the switch.
Types of toggle Switches
We have a variety of Toggle switches with a range of attributes to suit a wide variety of designs. Find the right configuration Toggle switch by looking at SPDT – 4PDT, right-angle, vertical and horizontal and a range of size options: standard, miniature, sub-miniature and ultra-miniature.
Or perhaps you need a Toggle with illumination? See our range of LED illuminated Toggle switch. Additionally, our Toggle switches are IP rated. These are toggles classed as washable and are sealed to IP65 and IP67. Appropriate for products suited in the marine industry, as well as varied outdoor equipment.
Switch Guards | Rubber Boots.
• Switch guards
Toggle switch guards are predominantly used for protecting the switch, and preventing the toggle from accidentally being turned off or on. The solid casing covers the toggle, guarding it against accidental movements.
• Rubber boot
A Toggle switch rubber boot is used as protection against dust and moisture. The boot encloses the base creating a dust-tight seal.
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