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.

 

Concave Button - Yellow

Code: SKU-000388

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.

$3.90

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DIP Switch - 8 Position

Code: SKU-000140

DIP switch with 8 individual switch positions. The pins have .1" spacing - fits great into a breadboard! Works great as general control switches. Documents: Datasheet

$1.35

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Emergency Stop Switch

Code: SKU-004959

Stop this crazy machine! Are you looking for the perfect emergency stop button for your project? Look no further. It’s Apem’s 24 mm Emergency Stop Switch! A bright red safety switch you can add to your project to tell everyone what button it is that shuts it all down.

$26.95

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Keylock Switch

Code: SKU-004960

This two position keylock switch provides a high level of security with a four-tumbler key barrel that can be used to power up your project with a literal turn of a key. At only about 22mm across the top and 34mm long, it won’t take up much space in your project enclosure.

$37.95

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Keypad - 12 Button

Code: SKU-004672

This is a basic 12 button keypad that has been designed for easy user input and functionality. The buttons are set up in a matrix format. This allows a microcontroller to ‘scan’ the 7 output pins to see which of the 12 buttons is being pressed.

$7.95

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Keypad - 16 Button (Alphanumeric)

Code: SKU-004895

This is a basic 16 button keypad that has been designed for easy user input and functionality. The buttons are set up in a matrix format which allows a microcontroller to ‘scan’ the 8 output pins to see which of the 16 buttons is being pressed.

$7.95

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Lamp Switch - SPST (inline)

Code: SKU-001019

This inline switch is great when you just want a simple on/off toggle switch that’s already enclosed. Inside is a simple rocker switch with solder terminals with crimp strain relief. Attach some wires, solder them in place, and press-fit the enclosure together and you have a clean-looking switch.

$1.70

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LED Tactile Button - Blue

Code: SKU-000691

This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with a clear cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up blue! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA.

$3.55

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LED Tactile Button - Green

Code: SKU-000688

This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with a green cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up green! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA.

$3.55

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LED Tactile Button - Red

Code: SKU-000690

This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with a red cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up red! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA.

$3.55

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