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What is a Rocker Switch?

A switch is an electromechanical device which opens and closes contacts to control the flow of electrical current. A rocker switch is a subset of manually actuated switches, where the interface is an actuator (or rocker) which rocks or pivots about a center point, typically providing either two or three positions. Rocker switches can be momentary or maintained (spring return or stay on, stay off) and can be mounted into a panel or pendant assembly. Applications for rocker switches range from household items, such as the power switch on the back of a computer to heavy equipment controls, military field equipment and a wide variety of harsh duty applications.

Waterproof Rocker Switches by CPI

CPI’s K1 Series rocker switch is a unique problem solver for the most demanding harsh environment applications. It is a part of our waterproof product offering, and is therefore truly submersible – not just splashproof or water resistant. The compact form factor of the K1 Series rocker switches makes this product ideal for tactical military applications such as gun sighting and night vision systems
While these “Pendant Style” switches can be mounted for hand actuation, they are more commonly placed in one of our stainless steel mounting brackets for insertion into a wide variety of machines. Our off the shelf mounting configurations include roller arms, simulated roller, lever actuation, pipe mounting and more. We also make custom brackets for specific specifications.

CPI Limit Switch for Sandblaster Handle Handle Mount for Sandblaster Safety Switch

Simulated Roller Limit Switch Simulated Roller with angle mounting bracket

Pipe mount Pendant Switch Toggle Switch in pipe mounting configuration

Electrical Ratings -28VDC / 120VAC 5A resistive, 3A inductive

Endurance: (12VDC Resistive)
2A, 5A 100,000 cycles
10A, 15A 25,000 cycles
*Extended life versions available up to 5 million cycles. (load dependent)
Operating Temperature:
Santoprene Seal -40ºF to 221ºF
Neoprene Seal -65F to 165F

Rocker Switch Products from CPI

Some Rocker Switch Applications

CPI Rocker switches find uses in a wide variety of industries and applications where a harsh environment demands a tough, well engineered solution. Our switches find homes in a vast array of industries including welding equipment, military field gear, personal watercraft, and as a joystick peripheral in heavy duty construction equipment.

Call CPI today to see whether your application is tough enough for our rocker switches. Our engineers are glad to discuss your unique design requirements.

Make The “Switch” to CPI

If your switching application demands high performance, we think you should demand CPI. Please call us today to speak with our engineering team about your needs.

(973) 887-9400