Mechanical Products Parts:

  1. Circuit Breaker
  2. Connectors
  3. Fans
  4. Hardware
  1. Magnetics Ferrite Cores and Bobbins
  2. Optical Fiber Cable
  3. Relays & Delay Line
  1. Switches
  2. Thermal Conductor & Heat Sinks
  3. Wire & Tubing


rocker switchesFor more than four decades, IBS Electronics has excelled as a distributor of premium switch products. Our diverse product lines offer effective switching solutions for a wide range of OEM products on a global scale. Known for their cost-effectiveness, our switches ensure consistently reliable performance.

IBS Electronics has developed relationships with several key manufactures in the industry becoming their franchised distributors. Some of these manufacturers include Diptronics, Amtek, Omron and Stern Switches.

Our franchised lines our unique and cover a variety of switching needs. They include products using cutting edge technology for weather protection and anti-vandal features and parts that are crossed to create cost reductions and shorter lead times.

These items can be found at our IBS Store or by selecting one of the manufacturers below for Product Information and Request for Quote.


Diptronics manufacturing Inc., established in 1985, specializes in producing and developing Dip switches, Tactile switches, and other precision switches, such as Slide switches, Detection switches, Push & Lever switches and Rotary switches. By virtue of Diptronics’ continuously accumulated innovation, developed technique, and marketing experience, Diptronics persist in providing our customers with reliable quality, flexible lead time, professional technique support and customer-oriented service. Diptronics supports customized production, various designs, and in time delivery with vertical integration.


In the 25 years since its establishment, Amtek has evolved into a leading worldwide professional manufacturer of various switches. Their switches are furnished in a wide variety of styles and configurations to suit any design requirements. In addition to standard switches, custom-built switches can be designed, developed and manufactured to meet your individual requirements. Their experienced Research and Development teams are continuously dedicated to product design and development, which enables us to respond most flexibly to your particular desires at low cost.

Amtek’s line of Switches include: Tact Switches, DIP Switches, Push Button Switches, Rocker& Custom Switches.


Omrons Switch lineup includes a wide variety, such as switches for micro-power detection and switches in the smallest class in the world. Products Include: Basic Switches ,Detection SwitchesDoor Switches/Power Switches, Limit Switches Safety Switches Tactile Switches, Rocker Switches, Pushbutton Switches/Indicators, Toggle/Pushbutton Switches, DIP Switches Thumbwheel Switches


Stern manufactures Piezo based products designed for industrial control panels such as keypads and keyboards as well as industrial switches that are needed in a severe environmentStern develops and manufactures a high-tech product line with clean designs and durability.As a piezo manufacturer with industrial needs in mind, Stern’s products are durable and long lasting. Stern is guided by the need of its Piezo products to be water and weather proof in order to fit in outdoor projects, as well designed and practical to use.

Their product line includes:

  • Piezo switch
  • Touch Free Switch
  • Piezo Keyboards
  • Customized Switch

Switches, Electronic

Switches IBS Electronics offers a comprehensive ranges of Electronic Switches in distribution. Our product portfolio has a wide range of Electrical Switches to select from including: Detector Switches, Dip Switches, Encoder Switches, Pushbutton Switches, Rocker Switches, Rotary Switches, Slide Switches, Snap Action Switches, Tactile Switches, Toggle Switches, Ultra Miniature Switches.

A Switch is an electrical switch is any device used to interrupt the flow of electrons in a circuit. Switches are essentially binary devices: they are either completely on (closed) or completely off (open). There are many different types of switches, and we will explore some of these types in this chapter.

Switches are available at IBS Electronics from industry leading manufacturers. IBS Electronics is an authorized distributor for switch manufacturers. IBS Electronics distributes many different types of switches including Basic/Snap/Limit, Coaxial, DIP, Pushbutton, Rocker, Rotary, Slide, Tactile, & Toggle switches including illuminated switches.

In addition to our franchise lines we actively stock and order parts from the following manufacturers: Authorize Line: (*)


When referring to switches, we are specifically distribute switches utilized in or on electronic equipment such as power supplies, amplifiers, test equipment, and electrical panels - not those used in standard home or office power lines. Our range includes Electronic Switches in Micro, Mini, and Full sizes, encompassing Toggle, Pushbutton, Keypads, Snap action, Foot, Rocker, and more. Select Rocker, Push Button, and Toggle Electronic Switches are available with lighting features.

  1. Terminals:

    • Electronic Switches may feature a variety of terminals (connections to the switch) including Screw, Solder, Quick Connect, Printed Circuit Board, and Wire leads.
  2. Contact/Contact Set:

    • The Contact/Contact Set comprises the internal moving and fixed parts responsible for opening and closing the circuit.
  3. Actuator:

    • The Actuator is the handle in a toggle, the button in a Push Button, button, arm or lever on a Snap, and the shaft on a Rotary.
  4. Basic Definitions:

    • Terms include SP (Single Pole), DP (Double Pole), 3P (3 Pole), ST (Single Throw), DT (Double Throw), ON/OFF, ON/ON, ON/NONE/ON, and others.
  5. Momentary Electronic Switch:

    • This type maintains the contact function only as long as the actuator is held. Upon release, the actuator returns to the rest position.
  6. Micro, Mini, and Full Toggle Switches:

    • Micro Toggle switches fit in a 1/8-inch mounting hole, Mini toggles are slightly larger and fit a #10 or a 1/4-inch hole, while Full Toggles are much larger and fit an 11/16-inch hole.
  7. Rocker Electronic Switches:

    • Similar to Toggle switches, Rocker switches have a shorter actuator moved by the rocking action of the button and bracket.
  8. Pushbutton Electronic Switches:

    • Available in Momentary and Alternate Action types, with the latter maintaining contacts until pressed again. Limited to two throws, the most common is NO (Normally Open).
  9. Keypads:

    • Keypads consist of a matrix of Normally Open Push Button switches, forming a connection across terminals when a button is pressed.
  10. Rotary or Selector Electronic Switches:

    • Available as Cam actuated or wafer contacts, with Cam type often found in Switch Boards and Motor controls, and Rotary type using insulated Wafers called Decks with fixed and movable contacts.
  11. HEX, BCD, and Coded Electronic Switches:

    • These are forms of multi-pole rotary switches with contacts internally wired to represent a digital switch position.

Whether you're seeking Electronic Switches or Industrial Switches, you'll find a comprehensive selection with competitive pricing with us.