Just what is the difference between a tumbler switch and a snap switch?

i've been going around stores looking checking out the prices of tumbler switches and snap switches as a part of my job, but I have no idea what these are and what makes them different from each other. HELP!

Asked By: Sandy - 7/8/2012
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Tumbler switches are the typical switches you see see everyday. Any switch that is activated by a lever. Toggle switch, wall switches that are used for your lights, etc... More
Answered By: Desert Dust - 7/8/2012
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Neither "tumbler" nor "snap" are standard switch terms.
Answered By: AVDADDY - 7/8/2012
A "snap" switch uses a linear spring to push and hold a switch in one position. Moving the toggle compresses/deform the spring, to a point where it can go the other switch direction. The cheap hardware store toggle switch has basically a cam on the toggle which pushes a contact open.
Answered By: classicsat - 7/8/2012
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