Manual Switch Operation

Basics

Manual Switch Operation

There are two operation patterns for Manual Switches: Momentary Operation and Alternate Operation
For a momentary operation, the switch stays ON only while it is being pressed.
For alternate operation, the ON state is held after the switch is released. The switch turns OFF when the switch is pressed again.

1. Momentary Operation

The switch is ON only while it is pressed. The switch turns OFF when it is released. For example, in crane games, the crane moves only while the switch is being pressed.

2. Alternate Operation

After you press the switch, the ON state is held even when the switch is released. To turn OFF the switch, you must press it again. For example, the power switch on a TV uses alternate operation.

Alternate switches are used to maintain the ON state for a long period of time, such as for main power switches.