Rocker

ROCKER SWITCHES

 

Rocker switches

A rocker switch is an electrical on/off switch that rocks from one side to the other when pressed, leaving one side raised and the other depressed. This rocking mechanism will either connect or disconnect an electrical circuit.
C&K’s selection of rocker switches includes subminiature, miniature and power, providing an extensive range for printed circuit board through-hole, surface mount and panel mount applications. Models are available in illuminated (LED and incandescent) and sealed/waterproof versions, with SPST, SPDT, DPST, DPDT, 3PDT and 4DPT functionality. PCB mount options include vertical, right angle and surface mount, while panel mount options include front mount, rear mount and snap-in versions.

Customizing Rocker Switches

With multi-pole, multi-position functionality, C&K rocker switches can be used in a variety of applications. Options like a round shape, narrow width, rugged construction, beveled frames, recessed switch guards to prevent accidental actuation, splash-proof rubber boots and subminiature sizes for a space-saving small footprint, make C&K the rocker switch provider of choice. C&K can support custom wire harness and actuator marking requests for qualifying designs in order to meet customers' requirments and needs.

Applications

C&K rocker switches are designed to perform in a variety of applications:

  • instrumentation front panels (shut-off switches)
  • electrical equipment (power supplies, power outlet strips, battery chargers)
  • household appliances (small and large, vacuum cleaners, food equipment)
  • computers and peripherals (servers, network hubs, routers)
  • telecommunications
  • audio/visual equipment
  • industrial equipment (control panels, handling and packing machines, HVAC units, shop vacs)
  • small equipment (handheld devices, electric tools, office equipment)
  • lighting fixtures, emergency lighting and generators
  • off-road vehicles
  • medical equipment
Switch Type Poles/Throws Max Current Washable Illuminated Panel Mount Options PCB Mount Options
Miniature SPDT, DPDT, 3PDT, 4PDT 5A No No Front Mount, Rear Mount Vertical, Right Angle
Power SPST, SPDT, DPST 16A No No Snap-in Right Angle
Miniature Power SPST, SPDT, DPST 3A, 6A, 6.5A, 10A, 16A No Yes Snap-in
Miniature SPDT, DPDT, 3PDT 7.5A Yes No Front Mount, Rear Mount Vertical, Right Angle
Miniature Power SPST, SPDT, DPST, DPDT 4A, 10A No No Snap-in Vertical, Right Angle
Subminiature SPDT, SPDT, DPDT 3A No No Front Mount, Rear Mount Vertical, Right Angle
Subminiature SPDT, SPDT, DPDT 3A Yes No Vertical, Right Angle, Surface Mount
Miniature Illuminated Power SPST, DPST 3A, 10A No Yes Snap-in
Miniature Power SPST, SPDT 10A, 16A No Yes Snap-in Vertical, Right Angle
Round SPST, SPDT 6A, 10A No Yes Snap-in
Power Rocker & Lever Handle DPDT 10A No No Front Mount, Rear Mount Vertical, Right Angle
Power SPST, SPDT 6A, 10A, 16A No Yes Snap-in
Power SPST, SPDT 10A, 16A No Yes Snap-in
Power SPST, SPDT 10A, 16A No Yes Snap-in
Power DPST, DPDT 10A, 16A No Yes Snap-in