Rocker switches are switch devices that toggle circuit functionality through a simple rocking motion. Their design resembles a boat or cradle shape, and users can feel the action of the switch through a press in one direction, easily discerning the current state of the switch.
Among various rocker switches, the “on-off-on” rocker switch is a multifunctional switch with three fixed positions. When operated, the switch can remain in either of the endpoint positions (the two “on” positions) or the middle “off” position. This type of switch is widely used in electronic equipment that requires two operational states, such as adjusting fan speed or light brightness.
Boat rocker switches are specially designed for marine vessels, prioritizing corrosion resistance and waterproofing. These switches are commonly used in marine environments because they can resist the corrosive effects of seawater and harsh weather conditions, ensuring the safe and reliable operation of marine equipment.
Marine rocker switches, with more precision in design, are equipped to handle the variety of challenges presented by the marine environment. They typically have higher protection ratings, ensuring continued performance in humid and salt spray conditions.
Momentary rocker switches differ in operation; they maintain an electrically conductive state only while being continuously pressed and automatically spring back to the off position once released. This type of switch is often found in situations that require brief activation or starting of equipment, such as in vehicle ignition or emergency stop buttons.
Illuminated rocker switches, with built-in lighting devices, provide visual indication when activated. This design not only makes it easier for users to identify the switch position in low light or at night but is also popular for its distinctive appearance.
Waterproof rocker switches are specifically designed to prevent water ingress, functioning normally in damp environments, making them suitable for outdoor use or in settings prone to water exposure. With special sealing techniques, these switches can prevent damage from water and other liquids, extending the lifespan of the switch.