Latching vs Momentary How Push Button Switches Impact Safety

The wrong switch in right place can make all the difference in the world. This is especially true when it comes to push button switches in the automotive industry where the difference between latching and momentary switches can have a significant impact on resource consumption, safety, and overall performance. The operation of the momentary push button switch is significantly better than a latching. >
To begin this literary demonstration you need to picture three things; your vehicle, a push button switch, and your exhaust system converted into a flamethrower ready to fire at the touch of a button. Specifically a push button at which point it will shoot up to 20 feet of fire out the back of your vehicle, but now what? You have a big ass ball of fire flaming out your tail pipe and your finger is stuck on the button. This is the point where your choice of push button will tell the tale of what happens next. If you bought a latching the vehicle would keep spitting fire out the back until you either push the button again, turn off your vehicle, or wait for your vehicle to completely run out of fuel which could be quite expensive. On the other hand if you have a momentary push button the flamethrower would stop instantly upon release and start firing again instantly the next time you push it.

The scenario above demonstrates that a momentary push button switch will always give you greater control over a process designed to be short and sweet. Long term processes such as starting an engine for a long trip are obviously better candidates for a latching button unless you like driving thru rush hour traffic with one hand on the wheel and the other on your switch. If you have any questions about the benefits of momentary switches feel free to visit the experts at SmokeandFlames.com who are happy to talk to you live online or over the phone.