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Double Pole Switch Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Eden Prairie, MN 800-806-6113

    The electric switches that we offer here at ALUDEC USA 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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  • Syosset, NY 516-921-9111

    We manufacture electrical switches—miniature switches, pushbutton switches, rocker switches, toggle switches and slide switches plus dip, key, sealed, snap-action and tact switches. Shogyo International Corporation also produces custom or standard electric transformers, power supplies, power cords, electronic connectors and more. Contact us with your needs.

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  • Wood Dale, IL 800-350-1650

    MacLean Senior Industries designs and manufactures an extensive selection of electromechanical components including: switches, jacks, connectors, audio products (plugs and jacks), magnetic products (transformers, chokes and coils), and cable assemblies with new items being developed every year.

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  • Detroit, MI 313-214-2877

    Park Detroit manufactures both high- and medium-voltage switch gear and vacuum switches as well as high- and medium-voltage bus ducts. Check out our website or give us a call today for more information.

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  • Fairfield, NJ 800-882-7584

    We are a manufacturer of a range of electric switches. Mennekes offers thousands of assorted styles of wiring devices, switched and interlocked receptacles, power-rack systems, and motor disconnect switches. As an ISO 9001 production facility, you can count on our quality electrical switches.

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  • Madison Heights, MI 248-399-7500

    McNaughton-McKay Electric Company is prominent player in the electrical distribution industry is marked by exceptional leadership, sound business principals, clear vision, superior customer service, best in class suppliers and most importantly outstanding employees. McNaughton McKay is a stocking distributor of a wide range of electrical hardware, cordsets, controls & software.

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Double Pole Switch

A double pole switch is an electric switch with a pair of actuators that are either connected to or disconnected from a circuit. There are at least four terminals in a double pole (DP) switch, and these common devices allow two circuits to be either on or off while controlled by a single toggle, pushbutton or other actuator.

DP switches may be either single throw (ST) or double throw (DT) depending on how many conducting positions the actuator can be in. Double pole, single throw switches consist of four brass terminals, connecting wires and two actuators inside one enclosure. A double pole, double throw has six brass terminals because it is practically two single pole, double throw switches paired together. DPST switches may be labeled with "On" and "Off" markings to identify which switch position closes the circuit. DPDT switches are not as simple to label because no matter which position the switch is in, it still closes a circuit. Instead of being "On" or "Off," these switches are often labeled with the voltage or current of the corresponding circuit. DPST switches are often used to switch electricity mains because they can isolate both the live and neutral connections to avoid a safety issue. Double pole switches are also used to switch appliances using 240 volt circuits to a circuit of a different currency. They are commonly used in devices, equipment and appliances with multiple mechanical parts that function simultaneously.


Double pole switches are simple devices. When the switch is flipped or pushed, the actuator is brought into contact with a terminal. Because it is made from conductive material, the actuator acts as a bridge between the terminal and the rest of the circuit. The electrical switch is safely enclosed, protecting both the circuit and the user. The actuator may be a toggle switch that is flipped or, in the case of normal-off or momentary-on switches, a push button that is depressed. Rocker buttons are widely used as well; they are curved buttons that click into place like a toggle. Though DPDT switches eliminate the "Off" setting, there are variations that include it as a third actuator position. This is useful for motor control because the motor's circuit can be configured to run forward, reverse and off. DPST and DPDT switches can be used in combination with SPST and SPDT switches for many circuitry configurations. By bundling several switches in the same panel or assembly, activating one mechanism could activate many. Double pole switches are common, relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Faceplates, timers, light bulbs and waterproof enclosures are available as add-on features to enhance the look and use of these switches.



Double Pole Switch Manufacturers
Double Pole Switch Manufacturers
Double Pole Switch Manufacturers - United Electric Controls Co.
Double Pole Switch Manufacturers - United Electric Controls Co.