Switches are Clicky; Here's Why

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letsPlay1196
letsPlay1196

what if i can just take the switch from my wall and use it in my hand to turn the lights on and off, yes that'S a thing

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Pokemon Chris
Pokemon Chris

I think the one thing we in the UK can be proud of most above all other countries is our plugs.

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Daniel Findley
Daniel Findley

I was going to subscribe after watching this video, but then I discovered I already was 😆

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jaye1967
jaye1967

My guess is the fact that the desired effect from most light stitches is to turn the light on or off as quickly as possible helps with them last a very long time with little chance of failure. I have some LED lights that have a short period of time before they completely turn off. A fraction of a second but I still noticed, and after the switch had been flipped.

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Lady D
Lady D

My light switches are more like buttons (they're still quite clicky tho) that light up when the lights they control are off...how do they work? I assume similarly but still wanna know specifics =)

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usbcd360
usbcd360

In the past, the really clicky ones were intended for non-bedroom spaces, due to their sound. For bedrooms, there were switches with mercury capsules instead, since the mercury would evaporate and recondense, reforming your switch contacts when they got blown away. The new ones are a compromise, since you can't just throw mercury at every switching problem now.

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fakshen1973
fakshen1973

I subscribed just now. Someone took the time to break down some of the simplest engineering in our everyday lives and its importance. Trivial in one regard. But I'll never look at a light switch the same again.

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Joshua
Joshua

It will take you 15 minutes to explain this????

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Mochrie99
Mochrie99

Ooh! Let's do that again!

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MrOldPal ]
MrOldPal ]

Shat about the switch intro why does it click

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Jace Zorn
Jace Zorn

Meanwhile when the balast started going out in the florescent lights at my house I would purposefully induce the spark to increase voltage temporarily to make the balast start to function proper

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Gandalf1783
Gandalf1783

Hey where do you got that relais from? I was searching for one of these for months 😩

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Victor Liu
Victor Liu

Finally I know that I’m not the only person to know about SF6...

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KolonaRulez
KolonaRulez

I propose a switch clicking asmr video for your second channel!

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airslashe
airslashe

That what I’m doing in my life Learning why switches make noise

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backmasking klocucha12
backmasking klocucha12

I remember a few years ago when I unplugged a turned on TV from an outlet. There was a bright flash and a loud bang from the socket, and then the power went out. I still can't figure out what was it.

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Rev. William Willenbrock
Rev. William Willenbrock

I just love these videos...

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Mario
Mario

I like it how you use IMPACT as the main font for the in-video writings

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Maverick Hargrave
Maverick Hargrave

This kind of information is what schools should teach us. We deal with lamps and switches all the time and don't even know how they work.

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AlphaOmega
AlphaOmega

Very comprehensive 👌🏼

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The Gay Frog Society
The Gay Frog Society

yet the people who made the neo-geo mini said,,,, "clicky thumbsticks is hard to make"

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psychomaniac189
psychomaniac189

do you have nothing better to do ?

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Soullessgingerftw1
Soullessgingerftw1

"Like a lightswitch" Me: "Just go click, it's a cool little Mormon trick"

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James Mifsud
James Mifsud

Damn, American switched and sockets are odd and dangerous I like your comment at the start about some being safe and less than completely safe

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Jackalovski
Jackalovski

*makes note* Flick my switch, to give them a long life....

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bugalaman
bugalaman

Thanks for another great video, Electroboom.

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jSkrat Nyarlathotep
jSkrat Nyarlathotep

BEAR wires! \0/

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tengelgeer
tengelgeer

12:23 Probably not. They are more expensive so they usually just cheap out and use a normal relay. Never seen one with a latching relay.

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Ronald Garrison
Ronald Garrison

Oh yes, the house where I grew up had those hard-clacky switches. Never did care for them. My aunt and uncle had a house with silent switches. I think they used mercury.

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Ronald Garrison
Ronald Garrison

1. In an office environment, using a fidget clicker can certainly make sparks fly. 2. The question of how to avoid sparks when turning things on and off is a complex and interesting one. One thing you might want to discuss in another video is how reactive loads affect this, and also how smart outlets could help with this. 3. When I was growing up, we had an electric range and, as you might expect, it was connected to a 3-wire, 220 V line. It had several discrete levels of heat, with click stops. I knew it had to do with having two different rings on each burner, and connecting each to either both wires, one wire, or none. Later, most ranges I encountered had continuously varying controls. I always wondered how that was done. To the best of my knowledge this is done with SCRs, which became available, I suppose, around the Sixties. 4. BTW I wonder how they handled burner control in the UK and some other places before SCRs, where AFAIK it's all just 2-wire, 220 volt service in residences (but 3-phase in some industrial cases).

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Paul F
Paul F

The humble switch.... much more than meets the eye! The simplest and quickest way to de-bounce a switch, is to place a capacitor across its contacts. A better way is to implement a Schmitt Trigger circuit, which latches the change to the output on first contact, eliminating all that make-and-break action of an analogue switch.

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Ryan Ator
Ryan Ator

I really admire the amount of effort you put into the production of your videos, you even go as far to make subtitles and as someone who watches everything with subs if it's available i appreciate that a lot, thanks for making such interesting content man.

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Mike Dench
Mike Dench

That was interesting even though I thought I knew the answer to start with. Which I did but hadn't ever really taken a good look at the innards of a switch

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John Wascavage
John Wascavage

What about mercury switches?

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cal mccullen
cal mccullen

very fun vid, thank you.

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Michal Nemecek
Michal Nemecek

I don't understand how you can make a 15 minute video about switches.

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Citrus Lump
Citrus Lump

Jokes on you we use knife switches exclusively in this household!

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Harry M
Harry M

heres another question: why is the voltage lower in the US than here in europe? lower voltage means more current for the same power.

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LiftKid
LiftKid

I have a panel from an elevator and its switches can take literal seconds to click after flicking. Scary but cool.

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Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

It's so blind people know when they've turned the light on

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doongi01
doongi01

You should do a video on printing calculators

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Spir Al
Spir Al

Haha thank you for the information , I'll be more rude with switches

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Matt Carrell
Matt Carrell

IF there was a light switch which was Quantum in nature, would the light be both on and off? Don't even go there with the cat example…!

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Matt Carrell
Matt Carrell

Personally I've never liked mushy switches. Switches that mush won't last long as such…. :)

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Ardin Catish
Ardin Catish

I was hoping it'd explain why my old house has switches you can hear from a mile away and modern switches are quiet... oh dang it does. 10:32 I thought this video was going to be some useless information but it's actually pretty relevant.

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MyTech
MyTech

Those super clicky switches, with real spring loading, in your old house are still available. They are out of favor because the cost a few cents more and some folk do not like the loud clack noise. Also insulator-conductor spectrum is not really true, at least it is an over simplification. While it is true that most conductors have some resistance(exceptions are called super conductors) the resistance should be thought of like wind-drag on a car or water-drag on a boat. A true insulator on the other hand has zero electrical leakage within its design envelope(mainly temperature and voltage gradient), an insulator is not simply a high resistance conductor. To be sure many materials have manufacturing defects that allow some leakage but this is generally not the bulk of the material but isolated channels, most notable on very thin insulation such as those found in capacitors, where the defects have a high chance of being the full depth of the insulation layer. Now under certain conditions the insulation property can be broken and allow electron flow, thus turning an insulator into a conductor. Think of the insulator like a brick wall to the car, which prevent the car from moving at all up to a certain effort at which point the wall crumbles. This is what happens to gases in an arc, the voltage gradient becomes so high that the outer electrons of the gas are popped loose creating charged ions, charged ions will allow substantial electrical flow and the heat generated by the resistance helps keep the gas ionized even though the voltage gradient is much lower with conduction than it was before conduction. Now you may be say "Wait! What about surface leakage on PCBs?"; Well that is not flow through the insulator that is flow creeping across the surface of the insulator due to the molecules at the edge of the material having loose ends so to speak, without a matching neighbor the charges may not be fully bound and the surface becomes a high resistance conductor. And to cover another point, insulators generally do not block the electromagnetic field around electrical charge and flow which is capable of transferring energy without any exchange of electrons. Thus electricity can [up to a point] appear to flow through a capacitor or transformer though no electrons are actually crossing the capacitor or transformer.

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thecognacsipper
thecognacsipper

this video was awesome 'amit! ive been follwwingyouu for a while love your progression keep it uppp!

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peanutbutterlover jr
peanutbutterlover jr

I turned the light which off in my room slowly on and off when I was little alot and it made sounds oops but it still works😉

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jdgator95
jdgator95

Mr. Technology Connections man, I'm surprised you didn't discuss the old "silent" light switches which used mercury to make and break the circuit without noise.

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Thomas P
Thomas P

... there is one other kinda switch i can think of you didn't put in your switch bit

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MC Gamer 4251-20
MC Gamer 4251-20

I have a light switch that dosent click at all

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Casper S�
Casper S�

What about software buttons clicking?!

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JJtoob
JJtoob

Yeah, don't make me go into keyboard switches, it would be a video on its own lol.

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atlys
atlys

Actually you were incorrect about SF6, the main use of SF6 is to make your voice sound crazy awesome.

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Pyrolonn
Pyrolonn

Great topic.

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KingBennon
KingBennon

7:20

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Jesse Montoya
Jesse Montoya

Just wanted to say this was the first video I've seen of yours and I instantly subscribed! Very informative and entertaining. I honestly had no idea I even gave a shit about light switches but hey, you proved me wrong 😂

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Team Wagy
Team Wagy

Haven't watched it but if you don't use the word "detent" I'm going to be upset

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Kyle Mcmannis
Kyle Mcmannis

*Sees title.* Oh. Sure. I kinda wonder that. *Sees the video is 15 minutes.* ...

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Holobrine
Holobrine

“A switch is a handheld gay” - Technology Connections, 2019 1:27

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Johntheawesomeguy
Johntheawesomeguy

5:18 hurts to look at, that is the most stupidly dangerous thing I have seen

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Illy Shaieb
Illy Shaieb

Sleep? Nah, I'll watch a whole video about switches in my recommended... So happy I did. You've gained a new subscriber.

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cop警黑corrupt
cop警黑corrupt

idk y but i expected a pen that doesnt make the click sound

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Victor Perez Domingo
Victor Perez Domingo

4 years of electronic engineering and I still learn new things from this video.

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orange70383
orange70383

They click because of the need to make a quick connection between the contact points in the switch. As the connection is made there is an arc between the contacts, a slow connection would reduce the life of the switch.

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nick longstaffe
nick longstaffe

So blind people can know if they turned the lights on or off 😂

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Baldigamer100 VR
Baldigamer100 VR

when i was 5 i played with a plug and i saw a blue spark

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James Christensen
James Christensen

Leviton's top-of-the-line switches are quiet. A loud click isn't necessary to achieve fast make contacts. Also, does this video qualify as click-bait? 😁

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Ariel Voskov
Ariel Voskov

Fascinating

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Iqmal Hakimi
Iqmal Hakimi

This video is *click* NOICE

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the cat man
the cat man

3 minutes in ive already subscribed. well done

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matt carnes
matt carnes

do you film yourself or do you have someone film you since i would imagine it would be rather annoying to constantly get up move the camera and then sit down again

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Erich Mais
Erich Mais

Decoupling caps for every switch!!!! !

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VintageToiletsRock
VintageToiletsRock

When my physics teacher told me about dielectric breakdown, I knew I had been lied to.

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Lu
Lu

Oh, so I guess that thing I did as a kid where I jiggled the switch back and forth to mess with the lights was a bad idea... Well, now I know.

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Gray Barchetta
Gray Barchetta

I need that shirt so badly.

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xGARIDx
xGARIDx

Never asked this question ger

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KBN
KBN

so why?

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Nick Dannunzio
Nick Dannunzio

Sorry this is click bait...TD and forwarding this vid to OSHA as... Only a moron would allow their eyes to be that close to an electrical arc without approved safety protection... BTW mercury switches do not make a click... and the electrical arc is insulated by being contained...

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Pepper :
Pepper :

i want to breathe sulfur hexaflouride

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