What is an electrical switch?

Answer An electrical switch is a device that stops, allows or manipulates the flow of current inside a circuit. It does this with the use of a set of contacts. When the contacts touch, the switch is close... Read More »

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What is the name of this electrical switch?

Try a relay.Activated with main power, power off, relay switches to its other position, completing circuit to backup power.

How to Troubleshoot a Hot Electrical Switch?

An electrical switch that's hot to the touch can be a dangerous safety hazard. The most common cause is loose wiring. However, you should only troubleshoot a hot electrical switch if you have exper... Read More »

Can I use an electrical switch to turn a speaker on/off?

normy in gar... said:"Using the wrong type of switch can mess up the sound quality "Why?" ... and also draw to much from your amp."How?"Most systems operate on 8 ohms. Check your amp output for t... Read More »

How to Install an Automotive Electrical Switch?

Adding exterior running lights to your car is a great automotive project.The project gives one a sense of accomplishment when he completes the installation and turns on the lights for the first tim... Read More »