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How to use switches in Lab

How to use switches in Lab

The switches are the basic electronic devices which are used to interrupt the flow of current in any circuit. The switches are apparently the binary devices which either ON (closed) or OFF (open).

Why do we need to use a switch in our circuit?

Since there would be certain cases when we need to turn the voltage supply ON and OFF. Instead of removing the source and connecting again, we can put an small switch in our circuit which does the turning the power ON and OFF just with a single push.

There are two type of switches you will find in the DCACLAB.

  • One way switch
  • DPDT switch

We will keep introducing the type of switches to our virtual. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to use the switches in DCACLAB.

Steps to use one way Switch in Lab

Step 1: Navigate through the list of devices/components in the above and locate the icon of a switch as shown in the screenshot below.

where to find one way switch

Step 2: Click on the icon of the switch as shown in the screenshot above, You will see a switch appear on the board as shown below.

one way switch in dcaclab

Step 3: Connect the switch in the circuit as per your need.

using one way switch in dcaclab

Steps to use DPDT Switch in Lab

Step 1: Navigate through the list of devices/components in the above and locate the icon of the DPDT Switch as shown in the screenshot below.

where to find DPDT switch

Step 2: Click on the icon of the DPDT Switch as shown in the screenshot above. A DPDT Switch appear on the board as shown in the screenshot below.

two way switch or DPDT switch in dcaclab

Step 3: Make the connection of DPDT Switch in the circuit as per your application.

using the DPDT switch in dcaclab

Making Polarity switcher with the DPDT switch

making polarity switch with the help of DPDT switch

Above snapshot shown is the circuit which is made with the help of DPDT switch. The Polarity switcher is used in order to change or turn the polarity of the DC voltage in order to control the direction of the current.

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