A micro switch ;is a type of switch that can be mechanical or electronic. Its simplest form is a toggle switch with a spring-loaded lever with two positions, one on and one-off. The lever rests in the center position until a force is applied to push it toward the on or off position.
When the lever is pushed, a set of contacts makes or breaks an electrical connection in the circuit some versions of this device use moving contacts. In contrast, others use stationary contacts and moving conductors.
Where Is a Micro Switch Used?
A microswitch is used in a variety of industrial applications. The most common use of micro switches is an on/off switch, allowing the user to remotely turn something on or off through a sensor, actuator, or another device.
Other uses include providing an analog input, where an input voltage can be converted to an output voltage proportional to the input voltage and proportional to changes in the input voltage.
Microswitches can control electrical devices, such as motors, lights, relays, and sensors. Microswitches are also used in robotics, where they are typically called actuators because they provide motion instead of turning on and off. One example is a microswitch attached to a robot arm. When the arm rotates, it turns on and off several motors that move the arm.
Toggle switches ;are digital on/off switches. They prompt users to choose between two mutually exclusive options and always have a default value. Toggles should provide immediate results, giving users the freedom to control their preferences as needed.