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Bring your project to life.

DIP, Slide & Rotary Switches

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IP Rating
IP Rating Dust & Water Proof Rating / Ingress Rating

  • IP4X
  • IP65 (front)
  • IP67 (front)

Panel Cut-out

  • Ø 39mm

# of NO Contacts

# of NC Contacts

What are DIP Switches?

DIP Switches consist of a series of small manual electronic switches in a ‘dual in-line package’ or DIP. So, the term Dip Switch may refer to each individual switch, or to the entire unit. Their role is to control the flow of electricity around a PCB, to change the operating mode of the device. There are many different types of DIP switches, including: Piano type, IC type, Right Angle type, Slide type and SMD type.

Typically, DIP switches are tiny toggle (on/off) switches arranged in a row and mounted sequentially on a block. A standard DIP switch can include 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10 or 16+ switches.

The main benefit of these switches is that they are simple to use and a cheaper alternative to software control panels and jumper blocks. Some applications for them include PC hardware, door mechanisms, remote controls and large-scale lighting controls.


What are Slide Switches?

Slide switches are designed to control the level of current within a circuit by sliding the actuator from side to side. The clear tactile shape of slide switches also makes it clearer to the user whether the switch is on or off. Due to their small size and PCB mounting, they are commonly used in smaller devices, such as flashlights and remote controls.

We offer both surface mount (SMD/SMT) and through-hole slide switches with vertical or right-angle configuration. We have miniature and sub-miniature switches for tighter spaces, and IP rated switches for protection against dust and moisture.


What are Rotary Switches?

Rotary switches are designed to rotate between multiple positions or through 360 degrees, to select different electrical circuits or states in a device. This means that they can be used for more complex configurations than regular on/off switches that only have 2 positions.

We supply a range of rotary switches with LED illuminated and non-illuminated options available. Many of our rotary switches also feature a central push button function. Custom cap symbols can also be added to some switches.

Some typical applications of rotary switches are audio & video equipment and communication devices.


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