I want to build a LED toy gun that lights up when the trigger is pressed. I need a button or switch that only allows current to pass through it only when the button is pressed and held down. What is the name of the type of switch/button I need to help me with this project?
A momentary switch has to be held down. This is normal for something like a microswitch or push-button, but is unusual and has to be specified for a lever switch.
This is in contrast to a latching switch, which is operated from one position to another. This is normal for a lever switch, can be found in push-buttons if specified, and is not found in microswitches.