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Switches
Switches
A switch is an electrical component that can make or break an electrical circuit.

The most common switch is a manually-operated device with one or more sets of contacts connected to external circuits. Closing the contacts will complete the circuit and allow electricity to flow between them, opening the contacts separates them and interrupts the current. This familiar mechanism is typically used to turn lights, machinery and equipment on or off.

Switches come in a wide variety of types, with different mechanisms and methods of actuation. Switches can maintained (toggles, rockers) or momentary (pushbuttons), can be operated by different variables (temperature, flow, current, voltage, etc.), and can have different contact variations (single-pole, double-pole double-throw, etc.).

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  • Great for Equipment and Household Appliances
  • Wire Leads are #18 AWG, 6 in. Stripped Wire
  • inch Diameter Mounting Hole
Appliance Series Image
  • Great for Home Appliances, Computer Equipment, Automotive and Industrial Controls
  • Appliance Rockers Fit Standard .55 x 1.12 inch Panel Cut Outs
  • Plain and Lighted Versions Available
  • Operating Temperature: 32F to 185F
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  • Great for Power Tool and Motor Control Switch Applications
  • Rugged Long-wearing Solid Brass/Nickel-Plated Brushings
  • Mechanical Life: 100,000 Cycles
  • Dielectric Strength: 1500V
  • Operating Temperature: 32F to 185F
  • DC Rating: Factory Tested 100,000 Cycles to 21 Amp 14.8 VDC
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