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Waterproof Switch Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of waterproof switch manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source waterproof switch manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate waterproof switch companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture waterproof switches for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading waterproof 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 waterproof flow switches, waterproof power switches, waterproof light switches.

  • 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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  • Streetsboro, OH 330-626-2811

    Delta Systems manufactures custom and standard switches including push/pull switches, plunger switches, seat switches, ignition switches, sealed momentary switches, connectors, assemblies and more to many industries and markets. Our electric switches are used on outdoor power equipment.

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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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  • 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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Waterproof Switch Industry Information

Waterproof Switch

A waterproof switch is a device that can interrupt the flow of a circuit while operating in a wet environment. Waterproof switches are frequently binary that either close or open the circuit; that is, they are either on or off. Other switches have several "on" options that are designed to handle varying amounts of voltage or current, which alters the output of the attached device, mechanism, appliance or piece of equipment.

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Waterproof Switch Design

Waterproof switches have the same general components as standard switches: conductive material, a number of terminals and an actuator that are held in a case that protects the user from the electrical current and the device from outside interference or damage. Waterproof switches are enclosed in a watertight housing that is able to resist corrosion, salt, shock, vibrations and other potentially harmful forces. Though the name suggests marine applications, waterproof switches are used in many general settings where dust, dirt or splashing liquid may be a problem. Some of these devices are designed to perform under severe conditions and can withstand temperatures from -65°F to 220°F. Electronic switches are found in every device with the ability to power on or turn off. Devices that are used in tough or wet conditions are controlled with waterproof switches; examples include watercraft ignition and switch panels used in applications that get hosed down.

Types of Waterproof Switches

There are many different kinds of electronic switches; two of the most common are single pole (SP) and double pole (DP). SP switches are very simple and are either on or off. DP switches have a pair of SP switches that move together as one unit. Another distinction is between single throw (ST) and double throw (DT) devices. Single throw switches have one moving actuator that connects with one terminal whereas double throw switches move between two terminals. DT switches are not typically able to turn off; they form circuits with two of the four possible terminals. 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. Connections and wiring are another important aspect. Waterproof switches are manufactured with all the internal components attached and hooked up so that the user does not need to risk damaging the watertight seal by opening up the case. Special cords, cables or wires are either included or available to ensure that the electrical components inside the switch are protected. Many waterproof switches are cast from stainless steel because of its corrosion-resistant properties and durability.