Switches & Controls: How to select the right one
Switches are the most fundamental component in any circuit and will often be the most important design decision a product designer makes when engineering the human/ machine interface. If you get this choice wrong, the results can range from inconvenience through poor haptics all the way to compromised equipment and operator safety.
Where should the designer begin? Carling Technologies, a major manufacturer of electrical equipment since 1920, has an extensive set of useful guidelines for engineers and product designers looking for a head start.