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  • Latching vs Momentary Switches
    February 25, 2024

    Latching vs Momentary Switches

    When identifying and choosing a switch one of the most important choices is whether you require a latching or momentary switch. Momentary switches are sprung and only make/break the switch contacts whilst the actuator is operated, the actuator springs back to the original...

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  • Ultimate Guide To Emergency Stop Switches!
    January 14, 2024

    Ultimate Guide To Emergency Stop Switches!

    What is an emergency stop switch? Emergency stop switches or e-stops for short are a safety device used to quickly cut power to machinery, reducing the risk of injury. The buttons are designed to be easily operated and must be...

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  • Electronics & Automotive Cable Guide
    September 4, 2023

    Electronics & Automotive Cable Guide

    Overview   Cables are used in almost every electrical circuit; they transfer electricity between components and devices. Choosing the correct size cable for your circuit is critically important and can also seem quite daunting. With 1000s of different types and sizes...

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  • Make the most of our new site! 10 Tips
    July 31, 2023

    Make the most of our new site! 10 Tips

    You may of noticed we have changed things a little here! Here are a few tips and features to make the most of our new site.   1. Menu We have restructured the menu allowing you to reach each category...

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  • How to Choose the Correct Soldering Iron
    February 13, 2023

    How to Choose the Correct Soldering Iron

    Soldering irons are essential for nearly every task in electronics. They are used to make PCB repairs, join multiple wires, install new components, remove components, the list is endless! There are soldering irons for a wide range of applications and...

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  • 101 Guide to Mechanical Switches
    July 1, 2021

    101 Guide to Mechanical Switches

    Learn about the basic types of electrical switches and their functions. This guide explains the difference between momentary and latching, understanding contact configurations and how to choose the correct type of switch.
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