Rotary Switch Knobs

Rotary switch knobs are control knobs that fit various types of rotary switches, encoders and shafts. They play an important role in making a device easier to control by adjusting levels. The degree of rotation applied to the switch knob corresponds to the desired input. 


How do rotary switch knobs work?


Once connected to a switch, rotary switch knobs typically work with a clockwise rotation producing an increased input. They are controlled by hand, with a scale or pointer to help achieve the right setting. Rotary switch knobs often have contoured or ridged sides for grip and ease of use.


Types of rotary switch knobs


Rotary switch knobs come in a selection of shaft diameters, making them suitable for use with a wide range of switches. Most switch knobs are made from polyester or nylon and have a brass insert for a tighter fit with the shaft. Choosing the right switch depends on the application. There are right angle, through-hole mounting and surface mount versions with press-on and set-screw attachments. They are designed with slits or lines to display the current selection on the switch and come in a selection of colours. 


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RS Stock No. 718-2364
Mfr. Part No.PKES60B1/4
MYR9.94
Each
units
Knob 6.35 mm Shafts
RS Stock No. 225-688
Mfr. Part No.140000050956
MYR16.62
Each
units
Knob Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 878-0274
Mfr. Part No.11K5013-KCNG
BrandGrayhill
MYR4.29
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Control Knob Encoders, Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 878-0259
Mfr. Part No.11K5015-KMNB
BrandGrayhill
MYR14.60
Each
units
Control Knob Encoders, Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 782-1277
Mfr. Part No.KR104
MYR4.58
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Shaft Size Adapter 1/4in → 1/8in Potentiometer Shafts
RS Stock No. 379-3878
Mfr. Part No.U652
BrandHartmann
MYR2.10
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Knob PT 65
RS Stock No. 429-0156
Mfr. Part No.AT-432
MYR14.83
Each
units
Knob Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 429-0140
Mfr. Part No.AT-431
MYR14.83
Each
units
Knob Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 125-1887
Mfr. Part No.AT4103A
MYR10.18
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Rotary Switch Knob FR01 Series Rocker Switch, MR Series Rocker Switch
RS Stock No. 878-0246
Mfr. Part No.11K5014-KCNB
BrandGrayhill
MYR2.56
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Control Knob Encoders, Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 878-0278
Mfr. Part No.947705-019
BrandGrayhill
MYR3.34
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Knob Rotary DIP Switch
RS Stock No. 693-1231
Mfr. Part No.U654/1
BrandApem
MYR4.72
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Knob Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 878-0262
Mfr. Part No.11K5029-KCNB
BrandGrayhill
MYR3.08
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Control Knob Encoders, Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 225-694
Mfr. Part No.140000050601
MYR15.77
Each
units
Knob Rotary Switch
RS Stock No. 878-0293
Mfr. Part No.677702
BrandGrayhill
MYR16.65
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Knob Hall Effect Joystick Switches
RS Stock No. 429-0803
Mfr. Part No.AT-433
MYR11.19
Each
units
Knob DR Series
RS Stock No. 379-3884
Mfr. Part No.U653
BrandHartmann
MYR5.014
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Knob PT 65
RS Stock No. 788-5136
Mfr. Part No.ACCRFBOUTON20JF
BrandVishay
MYR286.59
Each
units
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RS Stock No. 125-1890
Mfr. Part No.AT4180
MYR3.325
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Snap-On Knob FR01 Series Rocker Switch
RS Stock No. 878-0234
Mfr. Part No.11K5028-KMNB
BrandGrayhill
MYR18.98
Each
units
Control Knob Encoders, Rotary Switch