Choosing the Right Electrical Switch
Choosing the right electrical switch is a difficult task that requires knowledge of the size and power of the devices that will operate within the room or residential building, in order to consider each electrical switch individually and know the size and electrical load that can be applied to it. This is why there are special criteria for choosing electrical switches.
1- Electrical Voltage:
It is necessary to know the electrical voltage of the electrical circuit that the electrical switch will be connected to, in order to choose the appropriate switch. Additionally, the electrical current that flows in the electrical circuit should also be known before selecting the switch. It is also important not to use switches that cannot handle the electrical current flowing in the circuit, as this may affect the switch’s durability and lifespan.
2- Electrical Load, Size, and Type:
The electrical load that the electrical switches will be connected to, which is the electrical load capacity that the switch can handle, must be known. Additionally, the appropriate size of the electrical switch must be chosen for an installation in the designated location. The type of electrical switch that is suitable for the function in which it will be used should also be selected, whether for lighting control or protection against overcurrent.
3- Maintenance and Installation:
An electrical switch that is easy to maintain and clean should be chosen to ensure it can be used for a long period of time. Additionally, an electrical switch that is easy to install and connect to the electrical circuit should be selected. The price and project budget must also be considered when choosing the electrical switch, and the price must be compatible with the specified budget.
4- Brand and Efficiency:
An electrical switch from a reliable and well-known brand should be chosen so that the user can obtain high-quality and after-sales service. Additionally, high-efficiency electrical switches should be selected to enable the high-efficiency operation and energy savings.
As for the places where electrical switches are used, they are varied, including residential and commercial buildings, factories, and more.