Toggle Switches

Toggle Switches

This web page:

  • Explains what a toggle switch is.
  • Gives some example uses of toggle switches.

What Is A Toggle Switch?

A toggle switch is a hinged switch that can switch between 2 positions.

 

The hinged switch could be a lever, a rocking mechanism or a handle.

 

A toggle switch can do 2 things, one at a time.

 

Example Uses of a Toggle Switch

  • An on\off switch.
    • Move the switch one way to turn an electrical appliance on.
    • Move the switch the other way turn the electrical appliance off.
  • A domestic electrical socket switch.
    • A domestic electrical socket switch is a ‘rocker switch’.
    • Rock the switch one way to turn the socket on and apply power to, say, a TV.
    • Rock the switch the other way to turn the socket off and remove power from, say, a TV.
  • An RCD switch.
    • Move the RCD lever one way to allow power to an electrical circuit.
    • Move the RCD lever the other way to remove power from an electrical circuit.

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