Your question: What is a rotary socket switch on a lamp?

What is a rotary switch on a lamp?

Lamps have a variety of switches to turn them on and off. One of the most popular ones is the rotary switch. The rotary lamp switch consists of a threaded stem to which a plastic knob is attached. The other end of the threaded stem connects to the switching mechanism inside the light socket.

What does a rotary switch do?

Rotary switches move in a circle and can stop in several positions. A rotary switch is used to control many electrical circuits with a single switch and can be designed to have many contacts happening at once on a single switch position.

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