What is a rock switch?

by leoZhu on November 08, 2022

Definition of a Rocker Switch

The rocker switch, also known as the waveform switch, has the same structure as the toggle switch, except that the knob is changed to the boat. Boat switch is commonly used as a power switch of electronic equipment.

Its contacts are divided into single pole single throw and double pole double throw, etc. Some switches are also equipped with indicators, which are called boat switch with light.

FILN can make different colors with lights. Filn can make red, green, white, yellow, blue boat switch with lights or black switch without lights.

General light color can be 3v 6v 12v 24v 36v 48v 110v 220v 380v. We can do all of these voltages.

Application range of boat switch

Rocker switch has been widely used in household appliances. For example, the water dispenser, treadmill, computer speaker, battery car, motorcycle, ion TV, coffee pot, slot, massage machine, etc. can be seen in the shadow of the boat-shaped switch. The range of applications is particularly wide.

Test method for the life of rocker switches

The main test number of opening and closing, until the damage, if you do not manually use a small motor to drive the eccentric opening and closing switch, with a counter to record the number!

This switch requires safety certification is a must, the product in domestic sales with CQC, foreign words to see the specific sales to which country, such as the United States UL, Canada CUL, European countries have VDE, ENEC, TUV safety certification.

FILN's self-developed 30A high-current waterproof boat switch has obtained UL certification and has a design patent.

Type of rocker switch

 Single pole single throw 1 moving contact and 1 static contact. There's only one channel.
Single knife double throw 1 moving contact and 2 static contact, (can be respectively connected to the static contact on both sides) Double knife single throw, 2 moving contact and 2 static contact, there are 2 channels.
Double pole double throw 2 moving contacts and 4 static contacts, with 4 channels (can be connected to 2 static contacts on both sides).

 Boat switch classification: KCD1 series boat switch, KCD2 series boat switch, KCD3 series boat switch, KCD4 series boat switch, KCD5 series boat switch.


Main technical parameters of boat switch (ordinary small boat type)

Rated voltage/current: 6A250VAC/10A125VAC

Contact resistance: ≤50mΩ

Withstand pressure: 1500V, AC/min

Insulation resistance: ≥100mΩ

Rated load: 2/8A250VAC

Electrical strength: ≥1500VAC/min

Temperature range: -25 ~ 85℃

Electrical life: ≥ 10,000 times

FILN's 30A waterproofing switch is suitable for high-current equipment with stable performance and has passed several tests.

The mounting hole size is 22x30mm, which can be used directly on the installation panel of the corresponding size, especially convenient.

The surface has waterproof leather case, which can reach IP67. The button part has different styles for customers to choose, including spray paint black, silver plated, regular transparent and stainless steel surface. Welcome to place an order for consultation.

If you need samples, we can also provide them directly, free of charge. Just contact us and tell us your specific needs.

If you have any technical questions, please contact our engineer Louis Lin at inquiry@cnylin.com.cn