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Push button switches are among the most simple electric switch varieties; they are similar to toggle switches in that they are usually used to perform simple circuit modifications. Both toggle switches and push button switches are intuitive and easy to use. Operating a push button switch involves simply depressing the switch until it performs its desired action. Read More…

Push Button Switches Push button switches are electrical actuators that are composed of buttons that, when pushed, either close or open the electrical circuits to which they are connected. They can be used to control a wide variety of electronic devices.
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Newton Falls, OH  |  330-872-5707

Quality Switch is a manufacturer of a wide variety of tap changers and electrical switches used primarily in transformers and load centers but can be applied wherever power is controlled. We can provide switches for use in air, oil, silicone, R-Temp, or any other high fire point hydrocarbon fluid. Switch styles can include shoe types, ring types, or blade types. We are ISO 9001 Certified.

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Quality Switch, Inc. $$$

Brea, CA  |  800-854-3808

EECO Switch is a leader in electromechanical technology, supplying thumbwheel switches, rocker switches, rotary switches, membrane switches, DIP switches and many other products for a variety of applications. We have provided innovative products since 1947!

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EECO Switch $$$

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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ALUDEC USA $$$

Rogers, MN  |  763-535-2339

CIT manufactures electric toggle switches, subminiature rocker switches, electrical switches, pushbutton switches, illuminated tactile switches, relays, DIP and slide switches. We bring you quality at an affordable price. Serving the industrial, telecom, automotive and security industries.

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CIT Relay & Switch™ $$$
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They are often equipped with tactile enhancements that help indicate to their users whether or not they have completed their intended action. Push button switches may be recessed, flush or raised. Recessed buttons are below the base of a product; this prevents accidental switching. Flush switches, on the other hand, are flush with the outside of a surface. Raised buttons are above the level of a surface and are simple to find and push. Each push button variety is applied in a wide variety of contexts; computers, at crosswalks, telephones, industrial machinery, security systems, ATMs, military equipment, casino gaming (slot machines), fitness equipment and a wide variety of other devices can be equipped with push buttons.

Push button switches, like all other electrical switch varieties, are used to change to configuration of the electrical circuits to which they are connected. When an electrical circuit is open, electricity cannot flow through it continuously, thus preventing the operation of the electric device of which the circuit is a part. When a push button switch is used to close an electric circuit, electricity can flow through the circuit uninhibited, thus allowing for the operation of the device of which the circuit is a part.

Push button switches can allow for the sustained or momentary closure of a circuit, depending on their construction. In many cases, such as in computer keyboards or in other similar interface equipment, push buttons are fitted with springs that make the switch retract when it is not depressed, thus keeping the circuit open. Such momentary closure of a circuit can allow for the brief transmission of electricity from one place to another.

In other cases, push buttons can allow for continued electrical flow; such switches have "on" and "off" positions, which are engaged or disengaged with each push of the switch. Whatever their use, push buttons are valuable tools wherever they are installed.

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