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3.3v Toggle Switch / Button

Discussion in 'Datasheets, Manuals and Component Identification' started by lukesmith123, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. lukesmith123


    Jan 4, 2013
    I have a 3.3v power source powering my project and I want to put a switch in between it to act as an on off switch.

    Every kind of toggle switch I can find is rated at 12v or higher. Can I still use this or do I need something else?

    What kind of thing would be suitable for an on / off switch for a 3.3v project?

  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    The switch rating gives the maximum the switch can handle. If a switch can handle 12V, it can handle 3.3V, too.
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