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What happens when you turn a light switch circuit?
Single-throw means that when you flip the level, it connects to only one other outgoing wire—the wire going to the light fixture. When you toggle the level to the ON position, the gate snaps closed, completes the circuit, and allows power to flow through the switch and onward to the light fixture.
What are the terminals on a light switch?
A one way light switch has two terminals which is a common marked as COM or C. The common is for the live wire that supplies the input voltage to the switch. The other terminal is marked as L1 and is the output to the light fixture.
Which wire do I break for light switch?
Some people wonder “what difference does it make which wire gets connected?” While it is true that wiring the hot or the neutral wire to the switch will both break the circuit, only wiring the hot wire will do it safely. If you interrupt the hot wire at the switch, the power stops at the switch and can flow no farther.
How does a flashlight connect to a lamp?
2 – Contacts A very thin spring or strip of metal (usually copper or brass) that is located throughout the flashlight, making the electrical connection between the various parts – the batteries, the lamp, and the switch. These parts conduct electricity and “hook everything up,” completing the circuit.
How does a portable flashlight turn on and off?
When the flashlight switch is then pushed into the OFF position, the two contact strips are physically moved apart and the path for the electrical current is broken, thus ending the production of light, and turning your flashlight off. All of the above parts must be connected and in place in order for the portable flashlight to work.
How is a flashlight powered by a battery?
When the switch of a flashlight is pushed into the ON position, it makes contact between two contact strips, which begin a flow of electricity, powered from the battery. The batteries are connected in such a way that electricity (flow of electrons) runs between the positive and negative electrodes…
How does a clear lens on a flashlight work?
A clear lens covers the lamp on your flashlight so that the glass on the lamp does not get broken. When the flashlight switch is then pushed into the OFF position, the two contact strips are physically moved apart and the path for the electrical current is broken, thus ending the production of light, and turning your flashlight off.