Latching switch

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A latching switch is a switch that maintains its state after being activated.[1] A push-to-make, push-to-break switch would therefore be a latching switch – each time you actuate it, whichever state the switch is left in will persist until the switch is actuated again.[2]


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  1. ^ El-Bawab, T.S. (2008). Optical Switching. Springer US. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-387-29159-8. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ Sinclair, I. (2000). Sensors and Transducers. Elsevier Science. p. 258. ISBN 978-0-08-051699-8. Retrieved 13 September 2018.