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DIP & SIP Switches

A DIP Switch or dual in-line package switch”, is a manual electrical switch that is packaged with other circuits to control the flow of electricity.

How do DIP switches work?

They work simply with on or off switches on the DIP switch its self that tells electricity to flow through the switch once “on” has been achieved. For a more detailed explanation and to read more about the type of switches available, check out our complete guide to DIP switches.

Features and benefits:

  • Gold contacts on some models for high reliability
  • Good replacement for jumpers
  • Units vary with 1 through to 32 poles.
  • Longer poles in some models save loading time in production.
  • Can be modified by cutting the poles to the required level
  • Good service temperature ranges for all environment
  • Offer resistance to shock and vibrations in some models
  • Inexpensive
  • Can check settings without powering them on

Where might I use DIP and SIP switches?

  • PC expansion cards
  • Arcade machines
  • Automatic garage doors
  • Industrial sectors
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