A standard DIP switch might consist of 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 16 or even more toggle, rocker, slide or rotary switches mounted into a single small block. Although they’re simple components, the beauty of DIP switches is that having several toggles arranged in parallel means that each can be moved to 1/0 independently, potentially offering large numbers of different combinations to c
All the individual toggles in a single DIP switch array are electrically isolated from one another. When a toggle on a DIP switch is moved between its on/off positions, a flexible leaf spring underneath the switch responds to the movement of the slider or rocker, and bends slightly upward or downward in order to close or open a static contact below.orrespond with large numbers of possible device functions/outputs.
DIP switches are categorised for specific roles and applications by their safe operational current, voltage and power ratings. It’s important for users to observe and remain within the manufacturer’s given specifications for a particular DIP switch, otherwise problems such as self-welded switches and electrical arcing during switching can occur, risking performance instability or device damage.