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What is an electric switch?


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Step 1: Definition

The switch is a simple device used to either break the electric circuit or complete it.

Step 2: Categories of switches

  1. Single Pole: It controls just one circuit.
  2. Double Pole: Double Pole electric switches control separate circuits.
  3. Three-Way: Using three-way switches, current supply can be controlled from two different locations.
  4. Four Way: A four-way switch has four terminals
  5. Multi-location switch: It is the interconnection of two or more electrical switches used to control an electrical load from multiple locations.
  6. Dimmer switch: It allows you to turn the light in several subtle shades.

Step 3: Importance of electric switches

  1. Electric switches are significant because all the equipment we are using is useless without a switch.
  2. It is used to connect and break the flow of connectivity.
  3. They are used to perform all logical functions.

Therefore, a switch responds to an external force to mechanically change an electric signal.


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