I was browsing for push switches on Element14 and due to the vast amount of choices, I wanted to narrow down my search. However I stumbled across the filter category "Switch Operation" and was confused as to the following terminology:
Where X can be either "On", "Off", "(On)", "(Off)".
Currently, I know the brackets mean momentary which I assume is the state when the button has to be held or pushed by the user. I also know that a SPST with switch operation of On-(Off) is a NO pushbutton and Off-(On) is NC pushbutton, but the existence of other possibilities just confuse me. What do they mean?
There seem to also be filters that seem to be weasel words. So there's "latching" and "Push-On Push-Off" along with "Push-Pull" and "Pull-To-Cheat". Are my assumptions correct?
I even tried to look in the datasheets but they don't really define much, like what is On-(On) vs On-On.