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What is a Snap Action Switch?

Snap Action Switches (also called microswitches) are switch devices that can open and/or close an electrical circuit at a rapid speed. They take very little pressure or force to operate. Usually these switches are triggered by an external force, either human or by physical object, applied to the actuator. “Snap Action” occurs because of the rapid movement of the spring-assisted moving contacts from one position to another, independent of the actuator speed.

Actuator styles available for snap action switches include lever, pushbutton, and roller. Lever actuators can be straight or formed levers. A pushbutton actuator is sometimes called plunger style. A roller style actuator can be actual roller or simulated roller.

Types of Snap Action Switches

There are many different kinds of electronic Snap Action Switches and at Future Electronics we offer a wide variety to select from. Some types of Snap Action Switches available include:

  • General Purpose Snap-acting Switches
  • Single Pole Standard Precision Snap-acting Switches
  • Subminiature Precision Snap-acting Switches
  • Subminiature Snap-acting Switches
  • Subminiature Sealed Snap-acting Switches
  • Reset Switch
  • Micro Snap-acting Detect Switches
  • Subminiature Precision Snap-acting Switches
  • Door Interlock Switches
  • Miniature Snap Action Switches
  • Subminiature Snap-acting Switches (Dust Proof)
  • SPDT Basic Micro Switch

When you do a search for Snap Action switches on our website, you can filter your selection by various attributes: by circuitry (SPDT, DPDT), by actuator style (lever, pin plunger, roller), by operating force (i.e.150 g or 425 g) and by termination style (quick connect, solder lug).

Snap Action Switch Suppliers and Snap Action Switch Manufacturers

There are many different kinds of Snap Action Switches and at Future Electronics we offer a wide variety of Snap Action Switches from top suppliers such as Altech Corporation, C & K Components, Cherry Electric, E-Switch, Marquardt Switches, NKK Switches and Panasonic Electronic.

We also offer superior alternatives to for Honeywell Micro Switches such as V3 V7 series Micro Switch.

Snap Acting 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 Snap Action switches required for your R&D or electronic project needs without the unnecessary surplus of buying full reels or boxes.






Featured Snap Acting Switch Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1300M0 E Series SPDT 4.25 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1400M0 E Series SPDT 8.5 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products D45LR1LL D4 Series Mini SPDT 0.17 N Lever Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1900H0 E Series DPDT 2.05 N Hinged Lever Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1900J0 E Series DPDT 8.5 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products D44LR1RA D4 Series Mini SPDT 0.75 N Roller Actuator Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products DC2CA1LB DC Series Sub Mini SPDT 1.5 N Hinged Lever Solder Lug Snap Action Switch
C&K Components LCS06A060L19SC LCS Series Sub Mini SPDT 0.6 N Lever Solder Lug Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products D44LR1AA D4 Series Mini SPDT 0.75 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products DG13B1LA DG Series Sub Mini SPDT 0.45 N Hinged Lever Through Hole Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E6800A0 E Series Snap In SPDT 4.25 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E6930A0 E Series Snap In SPDT 3.85 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1950H0 E Series DPDT 1.3 N Hinged Lever Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
C&K Components LCS06A060L03QC LCS Series Sub Mini SPDT 0.6 N Short Lever Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products D42LR1XL D4 Series Mini SPDT 0.02 N Lever Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E6830A0 E Series Snap In SPDT 3.85 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products D44LR1LD D4 Series Mini SPDT 0.37 N Lever Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1300H0 E Series SPDT 1 N Hinged Lever Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1300H0 E Series SPDT 4.25 N Button Quick Connect Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1300H0 DG Series Sub Mini SPDT 0.6 N Roller Actuator Through Hole Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products 0E1300H0 E Series Sub Mini SPDT 0.9 N Button Solder Lug Snap Action Switch
C&K Components LCS06A060L27QC Single-pole Double-throw Sub-miniature Snap-acting Switch, Sealed, .110 Quick Connect Terminals Rating 6A@125V AC, 3(1)A 250V AC T85
Cherry Electrical Products DB2C-C1SB DB Series Sub Mini SPDT 1.0 N Hinged Lever Solder Lug Snap Action Switch
Cherry Electrical Products DB3G-BGAS DB Series 0.1A, 125-250 VAC SPDT Subminiature Snap Acting Switch
C&K Components TMCJG6ST1440C TM Series Mini SPDT 1.5 N Quick Connect Simulated Roller Snap Action Switch

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