Switches are Clicky; Here’s Why

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Click clack I was taken aback. Wonderin’ ’bout those switches of light, yeah.
Let us figure out what the point is of all that clacking, shall we?

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10 Comments:

  1. I thought it’s just for tactile feed back… or should I say “haptic” feed back? I know it’s nothing to do with technology but so confusing me..

  2. I initially thought it was an accessibility thing, but I guess that was an afterthought mostly

  3. 13:16 The secondary commercial use being Adam on that one episode of Mythbusters.

  4. Remember mercury switches? No click. A drop off mercury would join the contacts when the switch was turned on.

  5. Another nice difference (as far as my knowledge goes) between relay and contactor is that (usually) the relay only breaks the circuit in one point (pivot and contact) and the contactor breaks the path in two points.
    I could have recorded and sent you (through patreon?) some video of a decent size contactor going “THWAMP!”, really pleasant

  6. We need a video about keyboard switches. Well, I need it… But I’m sure some of the other 436,000+ subscribers would enjoy it.

  7. This is by far the best editing I’ve ever seen in one of your videos. Keep up the good work man!

  8. The spark issue is why the US should have begun using 3 prong plugs on everything like the rest of the world.  Isn’t electrical arcing the reason they used to tell people to leave their computers on all the time?  It does explain why, when I was a kid, that when I would hold a light switch in mid position, I’d hear a sizzle type sound.

  9. In the 1960’s our home had some old style button light switches that were extremely loud when you switched them.

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