Common Types of Electrical Switches Used in Industries

Electrical SwitchesAn Electrical Switches is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another.There are so many type of Electrical Switches are used for so many different types of purposes in electrical industry.Following are several popular types of switches which are widely used in electrical industry.


Selector Electrical Switches

Selector SwitchSelector switches are consists with a rotary knob or lever of some sort to select one of two or more positions. It is like the toggle switch; selector switches can either rest in any of their positions or contain spring-return mechanisms for momentary operation.There are several types of selector switches available in the industry . Three Position Selector Switches and two position selector switches are much popular among them.



Push Button Electrical Switches

Push ButtonA push-button is simply button which switch mechanism for controlling some aspect of a machine or a process.  Though even many un-biased buttons require a spring to return to their un-pushed state. These switches are used for bell circuits, refrigerator lighting circuit. Some of push button on industry also contain indication lights such as Red, Green and yellow.



Toggle Electrical Switches


Toggle switches are actuated by a lever angled in one of two or more positions. The common light switch used in household wiring is an example of a toggle switch. Most toggle switches will come to rest in any of their lever positions. Most famous type of toggle Electrical Switches contain two positions.


The mercury Electrical Switches

mercury_switchThe mercury switch consists of a drop of mercury inside a glass bulb with 2 contacts. The two contacts pass through the glass, and are connected by the mercury when the bulb is tilted to make the mercury roll on to them

Hope that you got some find idea about the types of switches available on electrical industry.

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