A Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) switch designed with six terminals, two of which are independent input terminals. Each of the DPDT switch’s poles completes two separate circuits. In a nutshell, each input terminal is connected to two output terminals, and each of the four output terminals is independent. However, they are always connected by a single actuator. It has the option of being momentary or latching. It has a latching action, which means it works like a push-pull switch: push once for the first position, then again for the second, and so on.
The most common and advanced form of switch in an electrical system is the DPDT switch. The switch position of a DPDT switch is only active while the user actuates it. The switch returns to its original position after the user disengages. “(ON) OFF ON” or “(ON) OFF (ON)” are the most common momentary switch combinations. These DPDT switches are ideal for switching between two power sources, changing inputs, or doing anything else with two circuits trying to travel in the same direction. The number of poles in a DPDT switch determines how many independent circuits it can manage. As a result of the six poles, six distinct circuits may be controlled.
Usage: Control Button, Start Button, Limit Button, Reset Button, Check Button, Playback Switch, Disconnector, Change-over Switch, Control Switch