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.
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)|
|Santoprene Seal||-40ºF to 221ºF|
|Neoprene Seal||-65F to 165F|
Rocker Switch Products from CPI
- K1005 Neoprene MIL-grade Rocker Switch, 2-wire
- K1007 Neoprene MIL-grade Rocker Switch, 2-conductor cable
- K5111 Santoprene Industrial-grade Rocker Switch, 2-wire
- K5114 Neoprene Industrial-grade Rocker Switch, 2-conductor cable
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.