Foot switches are a rugged electrical switch that is operated by foot pressure to change contacts within an electrical circuit. Often used on large machinery where hand operated switches are a safety concern.
Foot switches are available in two common operating types:
Maintained / Latching – This type of foot switch is activated when pressure is applied and remains in the contact position until the switch is pressed again.
Momentary – This type of foot switch requires the pedal to be compressed continually while in operation, once pressure is removed the contacts reset to the original state.