ID 141
General Attributes:
Is Stackable Yes (40)
Is Flammable No
Is Fluid Blocker No
Tool-related Attributes:
Digging Method Hack mini
Digging Resilience 1

Description (From Recipaedia)

An electric switch. It is used to set the state of an electric circuit to 1 (lever up) or 0 (lever down). The voltage remains in the selected state until the lever is moved again. A switch has outputs on all sides for easy connection, and can be placed on any horizontal or vertical surface.


Crafting requires one stick and 3 copper ingots. You get 4 switches.
Switch craft

Hooking it Up

Simply connect any of its four sides or a WTB to an electric wire. The output is either a constant digital 0 or 1 depending on the position of the switch.

Wheeen the switch is placed vertically, the ON position is always UP. When placed on a horizontal surface, ON is either North or West, depending on the orientation. You cannot force it to be ON for the other directions. 


  • The basic use is to let the character energize an electric circuit. Of course this includes such things as turning lights on and off.
  • It is NOT recommended for operating doors.
  • It is a convenient way to produce a constant '1' signal for digital circuits, in lieu of using a battery.
  • They can be used to make furniture switches, craft them with two different furnitures to make your custom switches.