What is the difference between push-button switch and push-to-make switch?

Difference between push-button switch and push-to-make switch? Needed for my project.

5 Answers

Relevance
  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    push-button switch -- turn ON by depressing and hold, release it to turn it OFF,like door bell switch.

    push-to-make switch --- turn ON by depressing, release it shall stay ON. Require another depress to shut if OFF. like some table light switch.

  • 3 years ago

    Push To Make Switch

  • 8 years ago

    A push-button switch is any switch that you operate by pushing it as opposed to a toggle switch that has a lever that is thrown to operate it.

    A push-to-make switch is a push-button switch that's contacts are momentary closed when the button is pushed and open when the button is released.

    Source(s): experience
  • lare
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    a normal push button switch is momentary action, the minute you release your finger it goes back to its previous state. some are available with a "push-on, push-off" action, that is it holds in one position until activated again. a "push to make" is a normal push button that has a single action, that is it makes contact only when pushed. it does not have the reverse throw that would make a contact when released. this kind would not work if you need the push to open a circuit instead of close a circuit.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    A push button switch can be both normally open contacts (NO)

    or NC (Normally Closed). A push-to-make switch is a NO type.

    Source(s): > 39 yrs. Electronic Experience.
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.