Switches - Mechanical

Mechanical Switches

Mechanical switches are one of the most common electrical devices as they allow power to be turned on or off.

Switches are rated for the amount of current and voltage they are suitable for. For switching low power and low currents like using a switch as an input to a microcontroller just about any switch will do. When using a switch to control power from a battery or turn a motor on then care should be taken to ensure the switch is rated to the expected current. For high power uses an electronic solid state switch can be better.

Mechanically switches are varied. Momentary switches are either on or off while you hold them like buttons while others will maintain the state until switched back like toggles or sliders. Like relays, switches can be SPST (single pole single throw), DPDT (double pole double throw) or lots of other variations.

 

Big Dome Pushbutton - Green

Code: SKU-000945

It’s the end of the world, and you need a button to press. This is it. A 100mm diameter (outside diameter) dome illuminated push button comes with an LED, securing nut and a pre-installed long life horizontal microswitch.

$ 19.95

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Big Dome Pushbutton - Red

Code: SKU-000346

Big red push button. Like other push buttons but in a huge 100mm diameter super dramatic size! Sometimes you need a big button for a big effect. It even lights up with a LED. Inside the button is a long life micro-switch.

$ 19.95

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Big Dome Pushbutton - Yellow

Code: SKU-000943

It’s the end of the world, and you need a button to press. This is it. A 100mm diameter (outside diameter) dome illuminated push button comes with an LED, securing nut and a pre-installed long life horizontal microswitch.

$ 19.95

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Button Module - rainbow five pack

Code: SEN-10054

This button module rainbow coloured 5 pack includes current limiting resistors so you can easily add a button to a microcontroller without fiddling around. Requires a 3 pin cable for attachment or make your own.

$ 26.95

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Button Module with cable

Code: SEN-10053

This button module includes current limiting resistors so you can easily add a button to a microcontroller without fiddling around. It comes complete with a cable and a second 3 pin 2.54mm header for easy attachment. 35L x24W x15H mm

$ 6.95

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Cherry MX Keycap - R2 (Opaque Black)

Code: SKU-005490

Cherry MX switches are great for building your own keyboards. Whether you are looking to build a full sized 108-key keyboard, your own 10-key, or just a custom input for your computer Cherry MX switches give you that satisfying keyboard click.

$ 1.20

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Cherry MX Keycap - R2 (Translucent Black)

Code: SKU-005492

Cherry MX switches are great for building your own keyboards. Whether you are looking to build a full sized 108-key keyboard, your own 10-key, or just a custom input for your computer Cherry MX switches give you that satisfying keyboard click.

$ 1.20

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Cherry MX Switch

Code: SKU-002260

Cherry MX Keyswitches are top-of-the-line mechanical keyboard switches. They’re satisfyingly “clicky”, reliable up to tens-of-millions of key presses, and a standard in gaming and programming keyboards across the globe.

$ 1.90

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Concave Button - Red

Code: SKU-000386

This is a 35mm concave momentary push button similar to the ones you find on arcade games. Simple screw in design. Perfect for mashing. This button has a great tactile, ‘clicky’ feel.

$ 4.10

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Foot Pedal Switch

Code: SKU-000920

Put the pedal to the metal with this metal foot switch. This is the same kind of foot pedal you might find switching the power supply for a tattoo machine or as a sustain pedal on an electric piano.

$ 9.95

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