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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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Leading Manufacturers

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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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.