What is a mercury switch?

2 Answers

A mercury switch is an electrical switch that opens and closes a circuit when a small amount of the liquid metal mercury connects metal electrodes to close the circuit.

{{ relativeTimeResolver(1673890751083) }}

Points points 3

An in wall switch that uses a small amount or mercury to provide closed circuit. They were used to provide "silent" switches in homes and offices

{{ relativeTimeResolver(1673890697893) }}

Points points 2

Want to help make Alexa smarter?

Alexa was not able to answer this question until the person above taught it how to. Have a go at answering questions that Alexa still cannot answer today and watch your answers get shared to Alexa users!

Sign in with Amazon