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Electronics Component - Switches Tutorial

Toggle Switch

There are many types of switch. Note that these pictures are not circuit diagrams. There is no way of specifying which switch to use for a circuit. It comes down to common sense. A toggle switch is a generic class of electric switch that uses a mechanical lever, handle or rocking mechanism to actuate it.

Toggle switch Diagram

Toggle Switch Diagram

A lever moved up and down from base point to open or close an electric circuit. These are either on/off, or are biased, so they spring back into place after being released.


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