Snap Switches

Keep your equipment running safely and efficiently with Jameco Electronics' wide selection of snap action switch options from brands you trust like Omron, Jameco ValuePro, Cherry, Highly Electric Company, Honeywell, and C&K. Built to last and designed for accurate repeatability, our snap switches come in a variety of sizes and configurations, allowing you to find the perfect mini snap action switch for your specific set of needs.

High-Performance Snap Action Switch Selection

Snap switches, also known as micro switches, are used in various applications to control an electrical circuit and ensure a consistent level of performance. These tiny devices can be found in home appliances, cameras, computers, and more. As an electronics hobbyist, you can use these switches for projects such as building robots, remote-controlled vehicles, or other devices that require precise control over an electrical circuit.

The variety of operating forces and contact arrangements makes our switch options useful for a wide range of tasks. So whether you're experimenting with robotics or just building something fun, snap switches are essential tools for achieving the desired level of performance. Our selection includes straight lever, hinge lever, long lever, short lever, button, and roller lever switches so you can find the perfect one for your project.

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At Jameco Electronics, we strive to bring you the widest selection of electronic components and parts. With a reliable inventory of over 30,000 products available at competitive prices, you’ll always find exactly what you need when you shop with us. We offer a variety of snap action switch options as well as other components like multi-conductor wires and circuit protection fuses, for all your DIY, educational, and professional electronics projects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do snap switches do?

A snap switch is an electromechanical device that quickly snaps from one state to another when triggered by external forces. It's widely used in various applications, such as controlling motors, monitoring temperature and pressure levels, and providing a secure disconnect when used in power supplies.

What are the benefits of using mini snap action switches?

Our mini switch options offer a number of advantages, including low cost, durability, and ease of installation. Because these switches are smaller than standard-sized switches (thus the designation “mini”), they can be used in tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas. They also provide reliable operation even when exposed to harsh environments due to their durable design and materials.

Can snap switches be used for low-capacity DC operations?

Yes, a snap switch is suitable for low-capacity DC operations, such as powering the AC-to-DC DIN rail power supplies offered by Jameco Electronics. They provide reliable and secure switching operations for a variety of applications.