Keylock Switches are an electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family use a key as an actuator. This actuator will turn along the center axis point but have a predetermined number of stopping positions (2 to 12). The key may or may not be removable at any number of these positions. The voltage rating is 12V to 500V and the current rating is 100mA to 20A.
Navigation Switches, Joystick
Products in the joystick and navigation switch family are component-level electromechanical items commonly used in human interface applications for multi-axis directional control, such as in game controllers. Products providing simple two-state contact closure outputs are included, as well as devices offering proportional outputs that indicate the magnitude of actuator travel in addition to direction.
Pushbutton switches are mechanical devices that make or break an electrical connection by the closing or opening electrical contacts or solid state circuitry when actuated by human or mechanical interaction. Pushbutton switches are selected by mounting type, switching type, contact configuration, function, color, and current and voltage ratings. Some switches include built-in illumination.
Rocker Switches are an electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that rocks along a center axis. This switch can be mounted in a panel or on a PCB either through hole or surface mount with one to four circuits and current ranging from 50mA to 40A and voltage ranging from 5V to 277V.
Slide Switches are an electromechanical device used to control current flow in a circuit path. Devices in this family are actuated by sliding a mechanical switch. The characteristics are circuit, contact timing, switch function, current rating, voltage rating (AC or DC), and actuator type. The actuator types are baton, flush, illuminated, plunger for cap, push-pull, recessed, rocker knob, screwdriver slot, snap on cap, and standard.
Snap Action, Limit Switches
Snap action limit switches are mechanical devices that make or break an electrical connection by the closing or opening electrical contacts or solid state circuitry when actuated by human or mechanical interaction most commonly at a travel limit position. Limit switches are selected by actuator types such as an adjustable plunger or rod, toggle, arm lever, roller, cone, leaf, rotary actuator, spring, whisker or cable.
Tactile Switches are an electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are often very small and are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that is depressed into the unit’s body. These devices also provide feedback to the user through an audible click and/or a change in pressure upon reaching the trigger point. The operating force ranges from 50gf to 970gf.
Toggle switches are mechanical devices that make or break electrical connections in a circuit by the closing or opening electrical contacts when the protruding actuator is manually moved (toggled) from one position (throw) to another. Toggle switches are defined by their number of poles and throws. Pole refers to the number of separate circuits that the switch controls. A single-pole, single throw switch controls just one circuit as in a simple on/off switch that connects or disconnects two terminals. Changeover contacts are double throw.