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Bat Toggle Switches
What are bat toggle switches
Bat toggle switches are a type of electrical switch that are named for their extra-long baseball bat-shaped handle. This extra-long handle is designed for easy actuation. Commonly, bat toggle switches are built to be used in low-voltage, high amperage applications. These applications include such activities as racing, marine, and off-road usage. Bat toggle switches are the perfect choice when you need a simple power switch on your boat. To make them even better, bat toggle switches are also available in more complex variations to handle a variety of applications. All of the bat toggle switches that Pacer carries are rated at 15A/120VAC. One question that we receive relates to the difference between different types of bat toggle switches.
"Commonly, bat toggle switches are built to be used in low-voltage, high amperage applications."
Where are bat toggle switches implemented?
Bat toggle switches are available in multiple styles
Bat toggle switches are implemented in marine applications where a high degree of protection is required for switches. Available in multiple styles, bat toggle switches are ideal for new installations as well as when replacing parts. Say you have chipped toggle switches or damaged toggle switches, then these are the perfect replacement parts. All you will need are the correct tools, the proper terminals, and wire jumpers. Now that we have covered where bat toggle switches are implemented, let us consider what the differences between styles are.
What is the difference between the different types of bat toggle switches?
Although these switches look similar from the outside, they are very different internally. The main differences are standard switching or monetary switching and whether you want a single pole or double pole. What do we mean by standard switching or momentary switching? Standard switching is where the switch stays in the position you place it. Think of a light switch in your home. You turn it on or off and it stays there until you change it, that is standard switching. Momentary switching is more like a horn. You press it and it activates, but once you release it, the action stops. Pretty simple when you think about it.
What is the difference between single and double pole switch? The difference between a single and a double is the number of power in/power out tabs on the back of the switch. This means that a single pole switch can connect one circuit whereas a double pole switch can connect two circuits. So, in essence, a double pole switch can control two pieces of equipment and a single pole can control one.
Why would I need a double pole toggle switch instead of a single pole toggle switch?
As we stated above, a double pole bat toggle switch is designed to handle two circuits and as such, two pieces of equipment. So, if you needed to control two pumps with a single switch then a double pole bat toggle switch would be the way to go. So, for example, moving the switch to one position would activate a bilge pump and the other position would activate a live well pump with the center position being the off position. This type of switch is best used with two pieces of equipment that you do not activate at the same time. Regardless of the type of switch you choose, there are accessories to enhance them.
What are bat toggle switch accessories?
Bat toggle accessories are items that can enhance the functionality of the toggle switch itself. These accessories include things like protective boots. Available in both black and white, these screw-on boots offer a high level of protection from moisture and dust. Using bat toggle switch accessories like protective boots helps to ensure a longer life from the switches themselves. We offer these protective boots in black and white in order to accommodate the different needs of customer requests. In this way, you are able to get the color that you need to match your boat. Another accessory that we offer for bat toggle switches is the switch guard. The bat toggle switch guard is used to prevent accidental activation of a switch. The guard completely covers the switch handle and must be lifted in order for the switch to be accessed. In this way you can protect your electrical system and boat from electrical complications that could arise from accidental activation of specific pieces of equipment.
What kind of compliances do bat toggle switches carry?
All our bat toggle switches maintain UL, CSA, and VDE compliances showing that they meet or exceed the standards set forth by those governing bodies. Compliances are important as they let you know that a particular product has been built to certain guidelines. Pacer aims to manufacture and carry products that meet or exceed given standards so that you, as the consumer, know that you are getting the highest quality product available.
What industries most commonly use toggle switches
Bat toggle switches are extremely common in a wide range of industries including the marine, food service, generator, industrial controls, and automation industries. This goes to show just how versatile bat toggle switches can be. For these switches to be found in industrial settings and food service tells you a bit about the level of reliability and safety that they offer.
What industries use Pacer’s heat guns & torches?
Pacer’s heat guns can be found in use in such industries as marine, automotive, transportation, database management, solar, power management, and more. Our heat guns are so useful in fact that you will additionally find them in such areas as marinas, repair shops, industrial job sites, and even private garages.
Why choose Pacer
Pacer has been in the marine industry for over forty years. In that time, we have built a reputation as a company to trust. With some of the world’s largest boat builders turning to us for their electrical solutions, we have cemented ourselves as an industry leader. All products we carry go through a battery of tests to ensure that they are of the highest caliber possible. If we will not put these parts in our personal boats, we will not sell them to you. When you see Pacer, you know that you have quality.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*