What is a Push Button Switch?
What is a Push Button switch? Push Button Switches consist of a simple electric switch mechanism which controls some aspect of a machine or a process. Buttons are typically made out of hard material such as plastic or metal. The surface is usually shaped to accommodate the human finger or hand, so the electronic switch can be easily depressed or pushed. Also, most Push Button Switches are also known as biased switches. A biased switch, can be also considered what we call a "momentary switch" where the user will push-for "on" or push-for "off" type. This is also known as a push-to-make (SPST Momentary) or push-to break (SPST Momentary) mechanism.
Switches with the "push-to-make" (normally-open or NO) mechanism are a type of push button electrical switch that operates by the switch making contact with the electronic system when the button is pressed and breaks the current process when the button is released. An example of this is a keyboard button.
A "push-to-break" (or normally-closed or NC) electronic switch, on the other hand, breaks contact when the button is pressed and makes contact when it is released.
Types of Push Button Switches
There are many different kinds of pushbutton switches and at Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types. We carry some of the top pushbutton switches manufacturers and suppliers including: Altech, C & K, Carling, Cherry Electric, E-Switch, EECO, Grayhill, Marquardt Switches, NKK Switches, Schurter and TE Connectivity
Best of all our electronic push button switch offering comes in a range of sizes from miniature to industrial power switches. There are even illuminated pushbutton switches available. Use our parametric filters to refine your electric push button switch search on our website. You can select by number of positions, by circuitry, by actuator style and by termination among others.
Push Button Switches Applications
Typical applications include: Calculators, push-button telephones, kitchen appliances, magnetic locks, and various other mechanical and electronic devices, home and commercial.
Push Button Switches in R&D quantities or production ready packaging
With our state of the art facility in Memphis and FutureElectronics.com, you have the option to order the exact number of push-button switches required for your R&D or production needs without the unnecessary surplus of buying full reels or boxes.