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Switches

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Electronic components; Switches

A switch is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another.

Logic level

Electronic components; Switches

Refers to power levels typical of solid state electronic circuits (TTL, CMOS, etc.). Levels at which no arcing, melting or softening of the contacts occur. Typically require gold contacts for ...

Low energy

Electronic components; Switches

Refers to power levels typical of solid state electronic circuits (TTL, CMOS, etc.). Levels at which no arcing, melting or softening of the contacts occur. Typically require gold contacts for ...

Mechanical life

Electronic components; Switches

The number of operations of a switch without electrical load that does not result in a degradation of parameters beyond the standard set by the applicable end-of-life criteria.

Make-before-break

Electronic components; Switches

(shorting, MBB) : Movable contacts make the next circuit before breaking the first circuit. Typically found in slide switches. Contrast with Breakbefore- make.

Mechanical durability

Electronic components; Switches

The switching durability when a switch is operated at a specified frequency and specified overtravel (OT) without the contacts energized.

Leakage barrier

Electronic components; Switches

A ridge or web moulded into a switch housing between terminals or contacts to increase the surface distance between them.

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