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Electronic Switch Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of electronic switch manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top electronic switch manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any electronic switch company can design, engineer, and manufacture electronic switches to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach electronic switch companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of custom electronic switches, double electronic switches, or electronic double switches.

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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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  • Weymouth, MA 781-335-5200

    When you select an electric switch or relay from Electroswitch, you’re gaining the benefit of over 50 years of experience. The primary supplier of rugged, high-quality rotary switches, toggle switches, panels and other electrical products, Electroswitch has the knowledge to meet the intricacies of any application with quality, reliability and performance. With Electroswitch, there’s Never A Doubt.

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  • Carpentersville, IL 847-428-7171

    OTTO Engineering designs and manufactures switches and control grips for the most demanding applications. From material handling to medical, from commercial to military applications, we provide sealed snap-action, pushbutton, toggle, rocker, rotary and lighted switches.

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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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  • Des Plaines, IL 800-544-3354

    Have a switch-related problem? Let ITW Switches provide you with the solution via our extensive line of slide switches, sealed switches, pushbutton switches, rocker switches, vandal-resistant and snap-action switches. If a standard switch won't work, we'll custom make one. In business since 1954.

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  • Raleigh, NC 919-833-0707

    Electroswitch Electronic Products is a superior designer and manufacturer of a range of electric switches, such as rotary switches (open frame, enclosed frame, specialty, military) and miniature switches (pushbutton, toggle, rocker and paddle). We also offer OakGrigsby optical and mechanical encoders.

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Electronic Switches Industry Information

Electronic Switches

Electronic switches are devices that can interrupt the flow of a circuit. Many electronic switches are binary devices that are either closed to allow the current to pass through the circuit or they are open, which breaks the flow. Other switches have multiple closed positions that allow varying currents to pass through, altering the output.

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Applications of Electronic Switches

Electronic switches are used in every device with the ability to power on or turn off. Computers, radios, microwaves, headlights, televisions, and toasters are just a few examples of devices in which electronic switches are used.

Electronic Switch Design and Customization

Electronic switches are categorized by various factors, including their actuator, which is a mechanism that applies force to the switch's contacts. Switches generally consist of conducting material, wires, terminals, and actuators housed in a protective casing; these components vary in quantity and arrangement, but they are similar in that they can complete a circuit by allowing an electrical current to flow through them. The actuator is an important part of the switch; it determines the arrangement of other internal components. Electrical switch actuators include plungers, rockers, push buttons, dials, or toggles; these actuators are used in many different arrangements. Complex switches turn on or off when a light or magnetic field is sensed, while simple switches require physical contact with the conductors and actuator.

Notable Types of Electronic Switches

There are many different kinds of electronic switches. One main differentiation is between single pole (SP) and double pole (DP). SP switches have two contacts that enable the circuit to be either open or closed. DP switches have two closed positions and one for an open circuit (that is, two "on" positions with one "off"). Toggle switches are switches with an angled lever that rests in one of at least two positions. An internal spring mechanism ensures that it returns to a definite position. Push button switches have two positions: depressed and released. Some latch until pulled out while others have a spring that returns the actuator to its original position. Selector switches have a knob or lever that can be rotated to select at least two positions. Joystick switches have a lever with at least two axes of motion that control the circuit based on which way it is turned and how far it is pushed. Some switches are designed to be operated by a machine's movement; these switches are called limit switches because they limit the motion of a machine by turning off the power if the machine moves too far away from the switch. Proximity switches are able to sense either approaching metallic objects through a disruption in its magnetic field or through a change in light as interpreted by its photocell.