3-position rotary switch

The rotary switch is designed with many colors of choice, the 3-position rotation has two forms, rotated at an angle of 90 degrees or rotated with an angle of 45 degrees. In addition, the rotary switch also takes the form of returning to its original position (off position). Contact types include 1NO, 1NC, 1NO + 1NC, 2NC, 2NO with 10A rated current. Operating voltage up to 500V. Has resistance less than 50mOhm. The contact material is hard silver.

Parts of the 3 position rotary switch

A set of 3 position light switches include 4 main parts:

  • The swivel head is the part that determines the color and number of swivel locations as well as returns or maintenance.
  • The holder is the section that starts to rotate into the electrical cabinet, this part has two types, manual or screw-tight.
  • Lamp head unit is mounted behind Holder
  • The contact part is the part behind the lamp head, each block has a maximum of 2 contacts, if you want to add contacts, we overlap the second contact block, and can attach an endless number of contacts.

Công tắc xoay 2 vị trí Schneider

Schneider 2-position rotary switch

In addition to the light switches, there are similar products with the 3-position, 2-position rotary lamp switches. For example, watertight pushbuttons, keyed rotary switches, Φ22 siren, emergency pushbuttons… Various types of sensors, pressure sensors, ultrasonic sensors, asymptotic sensors.

Principle of operation

When electricity is applied to a coil, magnetic flux is produced in the electromagnet. This flow of magnetic flux will produce an electromagnetic force. When the electromagnetic force is greater than the mechanical force, the cap is drawn towards the static magnetic circuit. On the magnetic circuit, there is a short circuit attached to prevent vibration. This ring causes the dynamic contact to contact the static contact. Static contacts are mounted on the busbar. The other end of the guide has a screw that catches the wire in and out. The contact springs work to maintain the necessary contact pressure on the contact. At the same time, the auxiliary contact is closed for normally open auxiliary contacts and opens for normally closed contacts. Release springs are compressed.

Công tắc xoay 3 vị trí có khóa IDEC

IDEC 3-position rotary switch with lock

When the power into the coil is disconnected, the flow will drop to zero. At the same time, the electromagnetic force generated by it is reduced to zero. The release spring then pushes the entire dynamic of the contactor up and cuts off the load current. When the dynamic contact is separated from the static contact of the main magnetic circuit, an arc will appear between the two contacts. Thanks to the partitions in the arc stamping chamber, the arc will be extinguished.

Difference between the push button and rotary switch

Push buttons, rotary switches and cam switches are all common switches. A switch is an electronic component that can open circuits, interrupting current. Or make them flow into other circuits. So what exactly is the difference between these 3 types of switches?

The push-button switch is actually a single switch unipolar. The switch is connected by pressing the button to turn on the power. The best example is the power switch on the main box of the computer. Push buttons are widely used in current electronic products. Generally, the “small handle” of the switch button is bar-shaped. Its length is about 1.5 cm.

The rotary switch has only a small “handle” that can be pulled in many directions. This “small” handle is disconnected when it is in the most central position (ie when the small handle is perpendicular to the switch). Pull direction, then turn on different circuits. It is often seen on factory industrial machines.

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