Rocker switch
Time:2019-07-30
Rocker Switches

Rocker switches are commonly used to directly power a device. They are available in many shapes, sizes and colors, with both standard and custom symbols available on the actuator. Rocker switch illumination may be controlled on a separate circuit, or be dependent on switch position, based on what series is chosen. Available termination options include SMT, PCB pins, solder lugs, screw terminals, and quick connect tabs.
Rocker switch is one of the most common forms of switches in the world due to how easy it is to use and its reliability. It is an on-off switch that rocks back and forth like a see-saw.
Rocker switches are commonly referred to as single pole and double pole which relates to the number of circuits that are controlled by the switch. The throw defines how many positions the switches poles can be connected to.
Non-illuminated rocker switches often have a circle and a horizontal dash to indicate whether the switch is on or off. Other switches have a coloured LED which lights up when the switch is on.
There are several types of switching options available:
On-off
Illuminated
Momentary
Changeover
Centre-off
What is a rocker switch used for?
There are many applications where you can use a rocker switch. This includes household appliances, medical systems, power supply units, control panels and HVAC equipment.