# What is the correct term and schematic symbol for a bar "connecting" multiple toggles together?

This has driven me mad, I've searched for this on google and am now going to the world to find out what the part is called. I've tried things like "Gang bar", "shared cover", did a google image search of the two images I have, and anything else I could think of, but without knowing what it is I cannot accurately search for it. It's a part that can connect multiple toggles together for an action, usually to "off", sometimes allowing for individual "on" activation. Attached are two pictures to assist. It's the Black bar on the brass switches image and the two Chrome bars on the other image. Any help is appreciated.

• In general, "switch ganging mechanisms" covers it. It is what you will see in patents.
– jonk
Dec 24 '17 at 18:34
• When applied to circuit breakers it's called a 'handle tie'. Dec 24 '17 at 19:33
• switch tie bar or handle tie bar Dec 25 '17 at 20:26
• Many of these types of interlocks/ganging mechanisms are custom made to the application. I would be surprised if you found one that was off-the-shelf. Dec 27 '17 at 16:47
• @RonBeyer: I agree with you. Those "interlocking bars" are custom made, so it is very unlikely that there would be a "common" part name/number that the general public could use to order the part. Daryl, if you don't need too many, you could use a "mold" and make your own plastic bars, or find a manufacturer to make them for you. Dec 28 '17 at 19:02