Switches are electrical devices for controlling open-ness or closed-ness of electrical circuits. They are used to interrupt the current flow or divert it from one point (conductor) to another. Switches can be manually operated like in the case of a light switchboard or automated via sensors
. Depending on the nature of the switch, it can have one or a set of contacts that may run sequentially, alternately or simultaneously. If the switches are meant for high-powered circuits, they are designed to operate rapidly to avoid destructive arching. Switches are engineered to use specific methods of actuation. In most industrial facilities, the actuation is through a push-button. Other actuation methods include rotating, sliding, throwing, magnetizing, and rocking that cause mechanical interactions. The switches can also be classified depending on the mounting model. Most of the switches use a through-hole (PTH) or surface mount (SMD) mounting. You can also opt for the panel mount model switch that is designed to operate in an enclosure. No matter the type of switch of choice, be sure of getting the best options on our page.