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Designed for use in low voltage and current level circuits, rocker switches are available in a variety of sizes, ratings, colors and termination types. Read More…

Rocker Switches Rocker switches are electrical switches, the movement of which resembles a seesaw over a fulcrum.
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Woodstock, IL  |  815-356-9600

We are a full-service manufacturer of high-quality electrical switches including rotary switches, pushbutton switches, rocker switches, toggle switches and snap action switches plus related components. Numerous markets—automotive, appliance, marine, industrial, medical—use our products.

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GAMA Electronics, Inc. $$$

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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ITW Switches $$$

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 $$$

Raleigh, NC  |  919-833-9707

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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Electroswitch Electronic Products $$$
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Rocker switches are among the most popular electronic switch varieties. A few reasons for this popularity are their ease of use, simplicity and effectiveness. Rocker switches are used in an extensive range of contexts. In industry, they can often be found in switch panels alongside other kinds of electrical switches, such as toggles and rotary switches. In commercial and consumer products contexts, they can be found on power strips, as light switches, on computers, on lamps and in a wide variety of other applications.

Rocker switches take their name from the way in which they operate. The movement of a rocker switch closely resembles the back-and-forth movement of a seesaw; when one end of the switch is depressed, the other end is raised. This contributes to the immediate apparentness of the switch's position to whoever may be operating it. In many industrial contexts, this ease of use can be essential to the effectiveness of an industrial process or even to the safety of a workspace.

Rocker switches can be made out of a variety of materials. Like many other switch varieties, they can be made of opaque or clear plastic. Plastic is so widely employed as a switch material because of its electrical non-conductivity, low cost, high-performance and other favorable physical properties. Rocker switches can be fitted with indicator lights that can be made visible through the plastic of the switch; the lights can be used to make the switch more easily visible or to indicate the status of the circuit that the switch controls.

Depending on the material out of which the switch is constructed, it can be made to varying specifications of color and texture. Especially in the context of switch panels, color coding can be very helpful in distinguishing switches from each other. Rocker switches may be marked with a circle (for "on") and a horizontal line (for "off") so that the user knows what position the switch is in. They are low-cost, low-maintenance, easy to operate electrical switches.

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