Toggle & Rocker Switches
What are our PCB Toggle and Rocker switches?
Our PCB Toggle and Rocker switches are a fun alternative for push button switches and tact switches. See our range of PCB toggles and Rocker.
Rocker switches are electromechanical components, available as PCB or panel mount, designed to switch a device on/off or to activate a certain feature. For example, turning a coffee machine on. Rocker switches are one of the easiest and most common ways to switch a device on/off by using a see-saw method.
Our rockers can be supplied with symbols or text. Such as ‘|’ & ‘O’, the universal symbols for off and on. Or just simply the text itself on either end of the rocker.
- Miniature and Sub-miniature types available
- Momentary or latching options
- PCB mount / Panel Mount
- Sealed IP rated types available
- Right angle / vertical types
Toggle switches are available in horizontal, vertical and right-angle position to suit a range of electronic devices. Toggle switches are electro-mechanical components that have a switch housing and lever. The lever is designed to be pushed up or down, to activate the device or function.
Toggle Switches are available in a range of sizes to suit your device. We have filtered our Toggle switches into the following categories to make it easy to locate the Toggle switch you are looking for.
- Standard size Toggle Switches
- Miniature Toggle Switches
- Sealed Waterproof (IP Rated from the front) Toggle Switches
- Ultra-miniature Toggle Switches
- Sub-miniature Toggle Switches
- IP67 rated (front)*
- Contact rating up to 5A
- LED illumination options*
- Vertical / Horizontal/ Right-angle position
Specifications of Toggle and Rocker switches:
These are some of the key specifications of the Toggle and Rocker switches.
Our Rockers and Toggles configure to SPDT – 4PDT.
- SPSP – single pole single throw
- SPDT – single pole double throw
- DPST – double pole single throw
- DPDT – double pole double throw
- 3PDT – Three poles double throw
- 4DPDT – Four poles double throw
SPST switches make or break the connection of a single conductor in a single branch circuit. This switch type typically has two terminals and is referred to as a single-pole switch.
SPDT switches make or break the connection of a single conductor with either of two other single conductors. These switches usually have three terminals and are commonly used in pairs. SPDT switches are sometimes called three-way switches.
DPST switches make or break the connection of two circuit conductors in a single branch circuit. They usually have four terminals.
DPDT switches make or break the connection of two conductors to two separate circuits. They usually have six terminals are available in both momentary and maintained contact versions.
A normally open (NO) switch has contacts that are open or disconnected in their unactuated (normal) position. A normally closed (NC) switch has contacts that are closed or connected in their unactuated (normal) position.
The switches are electrical switches available in different configurations including two-position On/Off, three-position, momentary, maintained and more.
Momentary ON – describes contacts that interrupt the circuit when the switch is in the normal, open (NO) position.
Momentary OFF – describes contacts that establish a circuit when the switch is in the normal, closed (NC) position.
Alternate ON/OFF – describes a switch where the first actuation turns the switch ON and the second actuation turns the switch OFF.
|IP65||Dust tight, protected against water projected from a nozzle.|
|IP66||Dust tight and protected against powerful water jets.|
|IP67||Dust tight and protected from water immersion for 30 minutes between depths of 150mm – 1000mm.|
|IP68||Dust tight and protected against continuous water immersion.|
Let us give you a breakdown of the IP ratings. Click to save or screenshot the table, for future reference. Many of our PCB and panel mount switches are IP rated. For more information about IP ratings, click to read our blog about IP rating.
Dust-tight, protected against water projected from a nozzle.
Dust-tight and protected against powerful water jets.
Dust-tight, protected against water immersion for 30 minutes between depths of 150mm to 1000mm
Dust-tight and protected against continuous water immersion.
For more information on IP Rating, see our blog post.
Our Toggle switches are ideal for a range of domestic and commercial applications, tailored for a variety of industries. We have supplied to a range of industries and applications used for Audio & Broadcast, Industrial Control units, Beauty and Holistic therapy devices including SPA equipment, Air conditioning units and conveyor belts and vehicles for transporting goods, machinery and medical equipment.
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