Control Switch

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Control Switch

 

(1) In electrical engineering, a manual switch with two or more positions for closing and opening electrical control circuits. They are usually mounted on control boards and panels and are used in automatic and remote-control systems.

Control switches are classified according to their functions: switches that form command or signalling control circuits (command control switches), switches that acknowledge or correct incoming signals (acknowledging control switches), and switches that combine these functions. Frequently a signal lamp is built into a control switch to indicate its position.

(2) In analog computers a control switch is an. electronic switching unit that controls the operation of the integrating (operational) amplifiers.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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