Switches are Clicky; Here's Why

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

I sometimes hold one part of the switch and press the other so it doesn't click when it moves. Guess I'm not doing that anymore.

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patdthomas
patdthomas

I don't know if they still exist, but I remember 40 years ago or so there were silent switches available. I believe they were mercury switches which utilized the same principal as old timey thermostats.

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Stephen Sparks
Stephen Sparks

Instant favorite of all time list!

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mercmoe234
mercmoe234

I have a couple of those really hard to switch lights in my house

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Alkaris
Alkaris

In comparisons to electrical sockets from US and UK, the UK electrical sockets are way more safer than the US sockets by far. It's a somewhat perfect design for complete safety, meaning you won't get an electro shock from turning a switch on or off. In addition to these safety measures you also get socket covers to put over the electrical outputs to prevent kids or anything from getting in there and trying to electrocute themselves. I say UK plugs are the best of their design because each and every appliance carries their own fuse so they don't trip the circuit breaker, its cheaper and more efficient that most appliances sold in other countries that don't employ the same kind of setup in their appliances. Because if the fuse happens to break, you can just take it out and replace it in that appliance by pulling the little plastic tab that you see on the plugs themselves to reveal a pill sized fuse, buying a small pack of fuses from your local hardware store is about as cheap as ₤5. If you try to plugin an appliance without a fuse in them they simply will not turn on. In addition to other safety measures for electrical sockets, if you take a UK power strip you can't electrocute yourself because of a safety prong keeps the shutters closed, and also prevents people from sticking their fingers in there and electrocuting themselves. So long as the top prong, the earthed prong of a plug is inserted as it goes into the socket it will safely unlock the shutters so the plug can make a connection , and you can hear a solid click sound as you insert a plug, and thats the sound of the safety shutters opening and closing.

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lazy mations
lazy mations

But when a device uses a Transformer it still can arc when in socket

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Wesley223332
Wesley223332

For 240v connections for welders/plasma cutters or other machines, the switches are usually called hammers because the "click" is closed to bashing a hammer on a metal table.

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Main A
Main A

5:06 this is the most terrifying piece of Hardware since death cables.

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Ryan Michel
Ryan Michel

Can we get a slo-mo on those unpluggings in the opening??

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Garry
Garry

Imagine having Cherry MX blue light switches

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Chicken Flaver
Chicken Flaver

So blind people know it's on

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Jon Johnson
Jon Johnson

You should talk about how 120 is more dangerous than 220 volts, as 220 is more “in rythum” with our heart

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Jon Johnson
Jon Johnson

Somewhat safely lmao

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TwoAwesome564
TwoAwesome564

Here I am 2 am on school night watching why swiches are clicky

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Kadiea Navales
Kadiea Navales

Nothing's a perfect insulator.... Pure Water: *exists* Hold on just a sec...

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Andrew L.
Andrew L.

I worked for 7 years for a power company, 3 different departments, the transmission part, with power lines and glass, silicon insulators, the operation part with substations and big breakers with oil, and the protection department with the little relay to coordinate why street circuits automatically turn back on, or not. BTW huge 230kV breakers use compressed air to blow away the voltaic arc inside the switch part, so they open the circuit internally, with SF6 and a blow of air, then externally. I can tell, the land shakes with a loud boom when they are operated.

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Chunk
Chunk

Is there anywhere you can get those old clacky style switches, I love them

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Jeremiah Bullfrog
Jeremiah Bullfrog

It takes tremendous skill to turn a mundane subject into something interesting, and you sir, have achieved that!

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Ikkandor
Ikkandor

I really want your shirt! What's it say in full?

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Alan Daters
Alan Daters

Mercury switches - no click and no arc. They should be good for 4 more minutes! Of course there also are switches which are more likely to produce an "ouch" sound.

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HenryTheHoover
HenryTheHoover

Uk plug gang aint no one getting shocked

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DNB
DNB

The switch for my Christmas tree is so bad that when I make it arc it smells like burnt electronics.

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Robert Harris
Robert Harris

4:34 so what you're saying... is space is the perfect insulator...

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SumPatti Official
SumPatti Official

at my house all the light switches are the bad ones

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Dániel Bedrossian
Dániel Bedrossian

Ahh I spotted a nice soldering iron on your shelf-background, it's a Weller!

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Daniel Stephenson
Daniel Stephenson

2:04 The conjoined twins were traumatised by their visit to Robot Disney World...

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Jonkree
Jonkree

1:55 I accidentally shocked myself enough that I felt that...

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Kickassman 4
Kickassman 4

There is some level of Childish tendencies. "(Warning)" Please don't do this. I had my Auto play on and I decided to listen to this guy out. This guy is way to excited to Plug and Unplug. as you see in this Diagram (http://prntscr.com/q7foi1)

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Whiffling Tit
Whiffling Tit

I love my clicky blue cherry switch keyboard, but I'm switching to a quieter brown cherry soon in favor of having a quieter keyboard that still has that satisfying tactile clicky feeling.

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SapphireFlame
SapphireFlame

So that's why lightswitches buzz when held at midpoint.

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D Zuke
D Zuke

Ooooooooh, electric sparks...

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Dodge Williams
Dodge Williams

came for clicking noises, stayed for accidental lessons in arc welding

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Jake Smith
Jake Smith

UK Viewer here, how come the US plug sockets don't have switches on them?

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Der ohne Namen
Der ohne Namen

Those sparks doesnt appear in european outlets

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Falcrist
Falcrist

4:33 *_"Nothing is a perfect insulator"_* Actually, if you want to get REALLY technical, "Nothing" (as in, empty space) isn't a perfect insulator either.

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Falcrist
Falcrist

@Kadiea Navales 1) USGS is the one who said distilled water was pure. According to you, that's a more reputable resource than wikipedia. 2) Pure water has ions in it. You're thinking of deionized water. 3) Deionized water ALSO has a dialectric strength, and therefor a breakdown voltage where current will flow. 4) Electricity can flow through empty space. It does not require a medium, much less one with ions. And stop telling me I don't know how electricity works when you don't even understand dialectric strength. I have a combined EE/Physics degree.

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Kadiea Navales
Kadiea Navales

@Falcrist I don't think you understand how electricity works. For one you're under the false assumption that distilled water is pure water as that's what all your links are referring to. Electricity can only flow when there's a flow of electrons or ions present in the medium. Pure water doesn't have electrolytic substances and neither hydrogen or oxygen have d or f orbitals in which electrons may pass through. Maybe if YOU read a textbook you'd understand that basic concept that distilled water ISN'T pure water

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Falcrist
Falcrist

Or you could google "Dialectric strength of pure water"

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Falcrist
Falcrist

Or you could check here: https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/12967816/27778764.pdf;jsessionid=0ED0FDEA069773F1E8620D50E4B1CA97?sequence=1

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Falcrist
Falcrist

@Kadiea Navales I mean... you could open a textbook too, but I'm certainly not going to assume you have one of those. If you don't like wikipedia, check out the "CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics". And going by USGS, distilled water is considered "pure": "Water that would be considered "pure" would be distilled water (water condensed from steam) and deionized water (used in laboratories)"

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Yoonseong Do
Yoonseong Do

I do silent switching intentionally sometimes to not wake people up in the room

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DB-47
DB-47

Some older trams like Czechoslovakian Tatra T3 / T3SU(CS) have line contactor, that makes noticeable clack sound when turning on and even louder when breaking higher current (60 - 540A (750 A max when overcurrent trips contactor instantly) at 600 V DC). Newer trams are fully solid state but still have line contactor as backup beacuse lowering pantograph under overcurrent would cause huge electric arc

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chris d
chris d

Well its 4:40 in tge morning and i learned something new and totally usless to me lmao

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Mob
Mob

9:49 when I was 6 Years old, I used to do that and somehow the damn thing short circuited and my house's main room was lit on fire

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Defensive Wounds
Defensive Wounds

14:42 - this reminds me of when I am setting up mics for my drumkit and other equipment for my band! lol

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Ollie Bonugli
Ollie Bonugli

Reminds me of putting acoustic foam up in a small room when my drums are already set up lol

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