What is a push pull switch?

Push/pull button switches are designed for use where the ability to push or pull a knob to operate the switch is desired.

How does a push switch work?

A “push to make” switch is wired normally open or “off” when the button is compressed the electric circuit will connect – the switch will “make” the circuit. For example door bells, toilet flushes, shower systems in a gym. A “push to break” switch will be used on a circuit which is wired normally “closed” or “on”.

Why is a push switch used?

The push button switch is usually used to turn on and off the control circuit, and it is a kind of control switch appliance that is widely used. It is used in electrical automatic control circuits to manually send control signals to control contactors, relays, electromagnetic starters, etc.

Where is a push button switch used?

The push button switches consist mainly of two types – momentary and non-momentary. These switches are ordinarily used in calculators, push-button telephones, kitchen appliances, magnetic locks, and several other mechanical and electronic devices used across homes or industries.

What type of switch is push button switch?

A ‘push to make’ switch allows electricity to flow between its two contacts when held in. When the button is released, the circuit is broken. This type of switch is also known as a Normally Open (NO) Switch. (Examples: doorbell, computer case power switch, calculator buttons, individual keys on a keyboard)

What are the different types of push button?

Push button switch types

  • Flush push button switch. The flush push button switch requires direct pressure on the operator’s surface.
  • Extended push button switch.
  • Mushroom push button switch.
  • Emergency stop push button switch.
  • Illuminated push button switch.
  • Double push button switch.