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DIP Switch Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of DIP switch manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source DIP switch manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate DIP switch companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture DIP switches for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading DIP switch manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for electronic DIP switches, double DIP switches, or DIP switch panels.

  • Eden Prairie, MN 800-806-6113

    The electric switches that we offer cannot be topped by the competition. We breathe and live precision and that means our products are at the top of the line at all times. It is our goal that each and every customer has their expectations exceeded so that we keep you coming back to us for all of your electric switch needs. Contact us via telephone or email or visit our website today to learn more about how we may be able to assist you!

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  • South El Monte, CA 626-442-7180

    Electro-Mech Components designs and manufactures illuminated pushbutton switches and miniature switches plus multiswitch interlocking assemblies and indicator lights. We have an extensive selection of off-the-shelf pushbutton switches plus industrial-grade switches and are always happy to customize.

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  • Long Island City, NY 800-569-6130

    Switches Unlimited specializes in new design and replacement of electric switches, industrial components and automation control. They have extensive stocking selection of toggle, miniature, pushbutton, rocker, illuminated switches, relays, proximity, PLC’s and safety controls. Established in 1961, Switches Unlimited represents over 40 leading manufacturers and are a professional leading source for switching components and controls.

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  • Chanhassen, MN 952-949-0765

    In business for over 30 years, Waytek offers quality electrical supplies to the automotive and wiring harness industries. Over 5,000 products in stock, and same day shipping on most orders. Browse our expansive selection of wires and cable, including marine wire, speaker cables, extension cords, jumper cables and more!

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  • Southampton, PA 215-355-7080

    You are assured of quality switches and connectors, which are designed and manufactured in-house at our ISO 9001-registered company. Among our products, you will find rocker switches, slide switches, pushbutton switches and miniature switches (rocker, slide, pushbutton). Custom switches made here also.

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  • Northbrook, IL 847-272-0343

    Indak Manufacturing designs and manufactures mechanical, electric switches, resistors, potentiometers, vacuum valves, control modules and key & plunger switches. Today the INDAK Group has built a substantial customer base serving industries like automotive, outdoor power and electronic manufactures & more. Indak’s experienced sales staff is knowledgeable and ready to serve you.

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DIP Switch

A DIP switch is a circuit board with a packaged group of tiny electric switches; these switches are very small manual binary switches, which means that they are either on or off and are operated by physical contact.

DIP switches take their name from their configuration; DIP stands for dual inline package, which is the name for the configuration of parallel lines of pins in the switch. DIP switches are an inexpensive way to customize an electronic device and are easy to operate; flipping a switch turns on or initiates the component that coincides with that switch. The switches have terminals, contacts and an actuator and are often housed in a plastic case with the markings "On" and "Off" as identification. Some are so small that they must be flipped with the point of a pencil. DIP switches are not commonly used for consumer electronics but are a popular choice for industrial applications because they are inexpensive and easy to add to a circuit. DIP switches are sometimes installed in remote controls because they do not interfere with most radio frequencies. They can be used to control ceiling fans, light dimmers, table lamps, Christmas lights and other devices. DIP switches may also be used to configure hard drives modems, sound cards, motherboards and other computer peripherals, though their use in computers continues to decline as more advanced circuitry alternatives decrease in cost and in physical size.


There are many kinds of DIP switches; the most common styles include rotary, slide, rocker and toggle switches. Rotary DIP switches contain multiple contacts that the rotating actuator may be aligned with to complete the circuit. Some are large enough to be turned by hand while others require a small screwdriver to turn and change the switch. Slide switches have actuators that move linearly into place as they slide down a short track. Rocker DIP switches can be rocked into place; when one side is up, the other is depressed until the elevated side is pushed back down, clicking to indicate that the switch was flipped. Toggle switches have an upright switch that tips slightly at the base; the direction of the upper segment indicates if the switch is on or off. Slide, rocker and toggle DIP switches are sets of single pole, single throw (SPST) contacts, which are simple binary switches. Besides the switches themselves, DIP sets also have socket pins or mounting leads that create an electrical path from the contacts of the switches to the circuit board of the electronic device. Usually the current is converted into high and low signals that are read by the circuit board's interface.



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