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What Are Kill Switches?
Monday, November 5, 2018

Recently there has been loads of buzz going about regarding kill switches on smartphones. It actually seems like the hot topic of the week. And we’re sure you know everything there is to know about kill-switches as they are known. But what is a Kill-switch? What is the button used for?

What is the kind of job you have kill switches installed for? These switches play a rather critical role in everyday functions whether you know it or not.

Where are they most used?

In the industrial world, kill switches are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment. While they may not be the flashiest buttons but it’s usually the first button you spot in these cases. Keeping people and their surroundings secure in day-to-day life is often necessary.

What are they?

Kill switches are simple toggles easy to install and employ, or in some cases they are buttons, that, when pushed, shut down a piece of equipment. This stands true for most equipment that might start to malfunction or go into a frenzy or error code. The idea is basically for line production units and companies that accommodate it.

Don’t be alarmed though; even if the kill switch is activated, being shut down in this manner will not damage the gadget. As a matter of fact it is the safest way to turn off the device compared to completely draining supply power coming in to the device.

How can you spot them?

blog, Typically done in bright colors like red, emergency stop buttons need to be easily seen (brings back images of Dexter and Dee Dee). Even though you might not have had the pleasure of seeing a kill switch the last time you were out. But it’s a sure thing they always have to be included in devices, mostly ones that are a part of your daily routine like your blender and a couple other such devices.

Even trains, cranes, escalators, lawn mowers, ships, chainsaws, elevators, treadmills, roller coasters, freight elevators and now, even phones, all these gadgets have been designed with a basic kill-switch mainly to ensure the person using the equipment are safe and can keep safe. Therefore, all such devices tend to have a kill-switch of one kind or another included on the apparatus.

Why are they used?

blog, The idea is simple Kill switches are designed in a manner to keep the use safe while ensuring the machine does not damage itself. It is the ideal solution to turn off the main power supply coming into the device without having to harm yourself or the equipment.

A kill-switch is essential in line production facilities to work around mistakes and errors in the line up keeping the kill-switch handy keeps the system from over producing too.

Conclusion

As you may have guessed, kill switches are meant to be used when the operator of a machine or device cannot control that machine for some reason. To contact an expert on the topic please click here.



 
 
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