What are Toggle Switches?
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. Our toggle Switches are available in a range of sizes to suit your project. 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 Toggles (front)*
- LED illumination options*
- Vertical / Horizontal/ Right-angle position
Our 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.
See the chart below outlining the IP rating and its characteristics.
|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.|
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.
Our toggle switches are available with added accessories if required for your project.
• 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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How to place an order?
There are many ways to place an order and enquire about our PCB Toggle switches.
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