Switches are Clicky; Here's Why

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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    Click clack I was taken aback. Wonderin’ ‘bout those switches of light, yeah.
    Let’s find out what the point is of all that clacking, shall we?

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Comments • 3 511

  • Lu
    Lu  15 minutes back

    Oh, so I guess that thing I did as a kid where I jiggled the switch back and forth to mess with the lights was a bad idea... Well, now I know.

    • Gray Barchetta
      Gray Barchetta  15 minutes back

      I need that shirt so badly.

      • xGARIDx
        xGARIDx  1 hours back

        Never asked this question ger

        • KBN
          KBN  1 hours back

          so why?

          • Nick Dannunzio
            Nick Dannunzio  2 hours back

            Sorry this is click bait...TD and forwarding this vid to OSHA as... Only a moron would allow their eyes to be that close to an electrical arc without approved safety protection... BTW mercury switches do not make a click... and the electrical arc is insulated by being contained...

            • Pepper :
              Pepper :  2 hours back

              i want to breathe sulfur hexaflouride

                MINECRAFT CREATIONS  3 hours back

                He looks tired

                • Zephyr Drake
                  Zephyr Drake  3 hours back

                  I like how he said 'nothing is a perfect insulator' because having nothing around a wire is not even air is literally a perfect insulator.

                  • Matt Tan
                    Matt Tan  3 hours back

                    "Fidget clicker"

                    • Loco Buki
                      Loco Buki  3 hours back

                      A switch is a handheld.. no *confused look*

                      • Omar Mokhtar
                        Omar Mokhtar  3 hours back

                        there is another way to prevent arching in relay switches. a diodd is placed parallel to the coil of the switch so any remaining charge will go thorough the diode instead of the air gap

                        • Hinuk Mattila
                          Hinuk Mattila  4 hours back

                          so my landlord should thank me for purchasing philips hue lamps, as they are controlled via their own switches/hue hub system. so i haven't basically touched my lamp switches for like a 2 years.

                          • Eighties Seeker
                            Eighties Seeker  4 hours back

                            Toaster! About time one was mentioned again. :-)

                            I also liked the brief mentioning of the "completely safe" plug but without saying that honor goes to the British plug. And there is a new possible episode. Plugs are amazing. Simple but very different all over the world. Technology Connections should in my opinion explore those in a future episode.

                            • Siren Hound
                              Siren Hound  4 hours back

                              1:25 A switch is a person who enjoys both dominance AND submissio... no.

                              • バンシーブランク

                                2:42 he's like a child on a mall tampering with toys

                                • バンシーブランク

                                  1:27 pay Nintendo for that!

                                  • バンシーブランク

                                    Switches are *A S M R*

                                    • Harry Eaton
                                      Harry Eaton  5 hours back

                                      Love your shoutout to BS1363 plugs and sockets.

                                      • RV CRUZ PH
                                        RV CRUZ PH  5 hours back

                                        electroBOOM like if you know him

                                        • Gone 004
                                          Gone 004  6 hours back

                                          That feeling when you hear a nice CLICK.

                                          But you remember you were walking in a minefield.

                                          • Standbackforscience
                                            Standbackforscience  6 hours back

                                            When I watch a Technology Connections video, I almost always click like immediately.

                                            •   6 hours back

                                              Any clues as to why Seppo switches are reversed?

                                              • SkyWolfAlpha
                                                SkyWolfAlpha  6 hours back

                                                I didn't think I'd watch a 15 minute video about light switches... but I didn't think I'd watch that one about the toaster either and here we are.
                                                This channel is a rabbit hole. Don't send help, there's a lot of interesting stuff down here.

                                                • Zhakia
                                                  Zhakia  7 hours back

                                                  Serious question

                                                  Does anyone try to click the switches while watching this video? Coz I just did that without any reason

                                                  • Ink Dreams
                                                    Ink Dreams  7 hours back

                                                    Lets do that again...


                                                    • Kaufmancab51
                                                      Kaufmancab51  8 hours back

                                                      I'm still in an old building that uses a much older toggle switch: buttons. Wonder why the buttons went out of style

                                                      • Carlos Fuentes
                                                        Carlos Fuentes  8 hours back

                                                        I would purposely arch it as a kid like at 9:40. I would smell burning lol

                                                        • rewolff2
                                                          rewolff2  9 hours back

                                                          FYI, in my house there are a few "broken" switches that don't click properly. I know the basics of this video, so I've been part of the "click" for over 20 years now. Nothing broke so far...

                                                          • Shamy unix
                                                            Shamy unix  9 hours back

                                                            But why does a fart not making the clicking sound?

                                                            • dahammer13
                                                              dahammer13  9 hours back

                                                              In refermence to a populer perfect vacuum i.e. one with no exixting particlesis insulator, an electrical curent is the movement of exited electrons ie exited electrons in the act of transfuring their state to another, so no Marcelo Gosling it has no "breakdown voltage:" an thus cannot form a plasma. futermore the fact that this vidio exists is disapoiting but the fact that so manny people seem to lack an, or have forgoten there basic middile school scince in on another level

                                                              •   10 hours back

                                                                I feel like this video could have answered the question in half the time, but I’m glad it didn’t

                                                                • Billy Masterson
                                                                  Billy Masterson  10 hours back

                                                                  Me: I really need to get more sleep.

                                                                  Also me: *Sees video about why switches click and clicks on it at 2 AM noticing the clicking sound on my mouse*

                                                                  • GravityFallsGossiper
                                                                    GravityFallsGossiper  10 hours back

                                                                    Things I didn't know I wanted to know

                                                                    • DogeXP1273
                                                                      DogeXP1273  11 hours back

                                                                      because they r doing they're mating call

                                                                      • WassupItsMike!
                                                                        WassupItsMike!  11 hours back

                                                                        Why does my switch spark sometimes

                                                                        • Hiram Escamilla
                                                                          Hiram Escamilla  11 hours back

                                                                          My mom always beat me with a switch, no click, just a loud phewwww as it cut through the air and screams as it hit my bare behind.

                                                                          •   11 hours back

                                                                            My neighbors must think I'm having the world's quietest rave.

                                                                            • Deicide 727
                                                                              Deicide 727  12 hours back

                                                                              Light switch: *clicks*
                                                                              Technology connection: now this is a avengers level threat

                                                                              • C. Neko-desu ?
                                                                                C. Neko-desu ?  12 hours back

                                                                                You need to be atleast level 5 grock to understand this XD

                                                                                • SmithCommaBenjamin
                                                                                  SmithCommaBenjamin  13 hours back

                                                                                  Table off center. Now you can't unsee it

                                                                                  • Caseko CSK
                                                                                    Caseko CSK  13 hours back

                                                                                    At first I thought you will be talking about a clicky mechanical keyboard.

                                                                                    • Turbo Chook
                                                                                      Turbo Chook  13 hours back

                                                                                      "Hey, what have you been doing today?"
                                                                                      "Oh not a lot, just watched a 15 minute video about why light switches click"

                                                                                      • James
                                                                                        James  13 hours back

                                                                                        Isn't it not a good idea to look at the arcs because they are UV?

                                                                                        • Bolt Studios
                                                                                          Bolt Studios  14 hours back

                                                                                          Me after watching video
                                                                                          “Ooh lets do that again”

                                                                                          • ATMunn
                                                                                            ATMunn  14 hours back

                                                                                            I like this guy

                                                                                            • Maximilian Dummnichtswürdigkerl

                                                                                              If I click the like button on my samsung it doesnt click at all!!! Outrageous!!!

                                                                                              • The Tunneler
                                                                                                The Tunneler  14 hours back

                                                                                                I'be done that, and killed my fan

                                                                                                • Chromic
                                                                                                  Chromic  14 hours back

                                                                                                  holy shit you sound like linus tech tips