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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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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 $$$

Plainville, CT  |  860-793-9281

Carling Technologies is one of the world's largest manufacturers of Hydraulic/Magnetic and Thermal Circuit Breakers, Electrical Switches and Assemblies, and Advanced Systems including Power Distribution Centers and Electronic Control Systems. From switches to custom controls and touch screen displays, Carling provides the most advanced electronic systems for HMI Solutions.

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Carling Technologies, Inc $$$

Shelton, CT  |  203-951-4600

Since 1947, EAO Switch Corporation has built a global reputation for innovation, consistent quality and excellence in the electrical world. Producing electric switch components such as push button switches, rocker switches, DIP switch and switch panel elements, EAO maintains high standards in every area of production. Contact us today for a competitive solution to your electronic switch needs!

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EAO Switch Corporation $$$

Little Rock, AR  |  866-600-6040

Carlton-Bates is a distributor of all kinds of electric switches: toggle switches, pushbutton switches, rocker switches, rotary tap and rotary switches, slide switches and more. We were founded in 1929, and are one of the 20 members of the National Electrical Distributors Association (NEDA).

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Carlton-Bates Company $$$

Franklin, WI  |  800-824-4031

At MELTRIC, our Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles combine the safety and functionality of a disconnect switch with the convenience of a plug and receptacle into one cost-effective, reliable device. These plugs can be safely connected and disconnected under full load. Since 1982, MELTRIC has been dedicated to ensuring electrical and user safety with every product.

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MELTRIC $$$

Harbor City, CA  |  310-534-0959

Judco Manufacturing Inc. manufactures and distributes a complete line of switches including pushbutton switches, slide switches, toggle switches, rocker switches, tact switches & custom switches to meet the needs of many applications. Call us for electrical switch needs and be our choice for switches.

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Judco Manufacturing Inc. $$$
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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.