Switches are Clicky; Here's Why


  1. Alkaris

    AlkarisIl y a 39 minutes

    In comparisons to electrical sockets from US and UK, the UK electrical sockets are way more safer than the US sockets by far. It's a somewhat perfect design for complete safety, meaning you won't get an electro shock from turning a switch on or off. In addition to these safety measures you also get socket covers to put over the electrical outputs to prevent kids or anything from getting in there and trying to electrocute themselves. I say UK plugs are the best of their design because each and every appliance carries their own fuse so they don't trip the circuit breaker, its cheaper and more efficient that most appliances sold in other countries that don't employ the same kind of setup in their appliances. Because if the fuse happens to break, you can just take it out and replace it in that appliance by pulling the little plastic tab that you see on the plugs themselves to reveal a pill sized fuse, buying a small pack of fuses from your local hardware store is about as cheap as ₤5. If you try to plugin an appliance without a fuse in them they simply will not turn on. In addition to other safety measures for electrical sockets, if you take a UK power strip you can't electrocute yourself because of a safety prong keeps the shutters closed, and also prevents people from sticking their fingers in there and electrocuting themselves. So long as the top prong, the earthed prong of a plug is inserted as it goes into the socket it will safely unlock the shutters so the plug can make a connection , and you can hear a solid click sound as you insert a plug, and thats the sound of the safety shutters opening and closing.

  2. lazy mations

    lazy mationsIl y a 5 heures

    But when a device uses a Transformer it still can arc when in socket

  3. Wesley223332

    Wesley223332Il y a 7 heures

    For 240v connections for welders/plasma cutters or other machines, the switches are usually called hammers because the "click" is closed to bashing a hammer on a metal table.

  4. Main A

    Main AIl y a 8 heures

    5:06 this is the most terrifying piece of Hardware since death cables.

  5. Ryan Michel

    Ryan MichelIl y a 9 heures

    Can we get a slo-mo on those unpluggings in the opening??

  6. Garry

    GarryIl y a 10 heures

    Imagine having Cherry MX blue light switches

  7. Chicken Flaver

    Chicken FlaverIl y a 11 heures

    So blind people know it's on

  8. Jon Johnson

    Jon JohnsonIl y a 11 heures

    You should talk about how 120 is more dangerous than 220 volts, as 220 is more “in rythum” with our heart

  9. Jon Johnson

    Jon JohnsonIl y a 11 heures

    Somewhat safely lmao

  10. TwoAwesome564

    TwoAwesome564Il y a 11 heures

    Here I am 2 am on school night watching why swiches are clicky

  11. Kadiea Navales

    Kadiea NavalesIl y a 11 heures

    Nothing's a perfect insulator.... Pure Water: *exists* Hold on just a sec...

  12. Andrew L.

    Andrew L.Il y a 11 heures

    I worked for 7 years for a power company, 3 different departments, the transmission part, with power lines and glass, silicon insulators, the operation part with substations and big breakers with oil, and the protection department with the little relay to coordinate why street circuits automatically turn back on, or not. BTW huge 230kV breakers use compressed air to blow away the voltaic arc inside the switch part, so they open the circuit internally, with SF6 and a blow of air, then externally. I can tell, the land shakes with a loud boom when they are operated.

  13. Chunk

    ChunkIl y a 13 heures

    Is there anywhere you can get those old clacky style switches, I love them

  14. Jeremiah Bullfrog

    Jeremiah BullfrogIl y a 13 heures

    It takes tremendous skill to turn a mundane subject into something interesting, and you sir, have achieved that!

  15. Ikkandor

    IkkandorIl y a 13 heures

    I really want your shirt! What's it say in full?

  16. Alan Daters

    Alan DatersIl y a 15 heures

    Mercury switches - no click and no arc. They should be good for 4 more minutes! Of course there also are switches which are more likely to produce an "ouch" sound.

  17. HenryTheHoover

    HenryTheHooverIl y a 15 heures

    Uk plug gang aint no one getting shocked

  18. DNB

    DNBIl y a 15 heures

    The switch for my Christmas tree is so bad that when I make it arc it smells like burnt electronics.

  19. Robert Harris

    Robert HarrisIl y a 20 heures

    4:34 so what you're saying... is space is the perfect insulator...

  20. SumPatti Official

    SumPatti OfficialIl y a 21 heure

    at my house all the light switches are the bad ones

  21. Dániel Bedrossian

    Dániel BedrossianIl y a jour

    Ahh I spotted a nice soldering iron on your shelf-background, it's a Weller!

  22. Daniel Stephenson

    Daniel StephensonIl y a jour

    2:04 The conjoined twins were traumatised by their visit to Robot Disney World...

  23. Jonkree

    JonkreeIl y a jour

    1:55 I accidentally shocked myself enough that I felt that...

  24. Kickassman 4

    Kickassman 4Il y a jour

    There is some level of Childish tendencies. "(Warning)" Please don't do this. I had my Auto play on and I decided to listen to this guy out. This guy is way to excited to Plug and Unplug. as you see in this Diagram (prntscr.com/q7foi1)

  25. Whiffling Tit

    Whiffling TitIl y a jour

    I love my clicky blue cherry switch keyboard, but I'm switching to a quieter brown cherry soon in favor of having a quieter keyboard that still has that satisfying tactile clicky feeling.

  26. SapphireFlame

    SapphireFlameIl y a jour

    So that's why lightswitches buzz when held at midpoint.

  27. D Zuke

    D ZukeIl y a jour

    Ooooooooh, electric sparks...

  28. Dodge Williams

    Dodge WilliamsIl y a jour

    came for clicking noises, stayed for accidental lessons in arc welding

  29. Jake Smith

    Jake SmithIl y a jour

    UK Viewer here, how come the US plug sockets don't have switches on them?

  30. Der ohne Namen

    Der ohne NamenIl y a jour

    Those sparks doesnt appear in european outlets

  31. Falcrist

    FalcristIl y a jour

    4:33 *_"Nothing is a perfect insulator"_* Actually, if you want to get REALLY technical, "Nothing" (as in, empty space) isn't a perfect insulator either.

  32. Falcrist

    FalcristIl y a 6 heures

    @Kadiea Navales 1) USGS is the one who said distilled water was pure. According to you, that's a more reputable resource than wikipedia. 2) Pure water has ions in it. You're thinking of deionized water. 3) Deionized water ALSO has a dialectric strength, and therefor a breakdown voltage where current will flow. 4) Electricity can flow through empty space. It does not require a medium, much less one with ions. And stop telling me I don't know how electricity works when you don't even understand dialectric strength. I have a combined EE/Physics degree.

  33. Kadiea Navales

    Kadiea NavalesIl y a 7 heures

    @Falcrist I don't think you understand how electricity works. For one you're under the false assumption that distilled water is pure water as that's what all your links are referring to. Electricity can only flow when there's a flow of electrons or ions present in the medium. Pure water doesn't have electrolytic substances and neither hydrogen or oxygen have d or f orbitals in which electrons may pass through. Maybe if YOU read a textbook you'd understand that basic concept that distilled water ISN'T pure water

  34. Falcrist

    FalcristIl y a 7 heures

    Or you could google "Dialectric strength of pure water"

  35. Falcrist

    FalcristIl y a 7 heures

    Or you could check here: dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/12967816/27778764.pdf;jsessionid=0ED0FDEA069773F1E8620D50E4B1CA97?sequence=1

  36. Falcrist

    FalcristIl y a 7 heures

    @Kadiea Navales I mean... you could open a textbook too, but I'm certainly not going to assume you have one of those. If you don't like wikipedia, check out the "CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics". And going by USGS, distilled water is considered "pure": "Water that would be considered "pure" would be distilled water (water condensed from steam) and deionized water (used in laboratories)"

  37. Yoonseong Do

    Yoonseong DoIl y a 2 jours

    I do silent switching intentionally sometimes to not wake people up in the room

  38. DB-47

    DB-47Il y a 2 jours

    Some older trams like Czechoslovakian Tatra T3 / T3SU(CS) have line contactor, that makes noticeable clack sound when turning on and even louder when breaking higher current (60 - 540A (750 A max when overcurrent trips contactor instantly) at 600 V DC). Newer trams are fully solid state but still have line contactor as backup beacuse lowering pantograph under overcurrent would cause huge electric arc

  39. chris d

    chris dIl y a 2 jours

    Well its 4:40 in tge morning and i learned something new and totally usless to me lmao

  40. Mob

    MobIl y a 2 jours

    9:49 when I was 6 Years old, I used to do that and somehow the damn thing short circuited and my house's main room was lit on fire

  41. Defensive Wounds

    Defensive WoundsIl y a 2 jours

    14:42 - this reminds me of when I am setting up mics for my drumkit and other equipment for my band! lol

  42. Ollie Bonugli

    Ollie BonugliIl y a 14 heures

    Reminds me of putting acoustic foam up in a small room when my drums are already set up lol

  43. BeagleBear Gaming

    BeagleBear GamingIl y a 2 jours

    1 min in and i am already smile watching your video. thanks

  44. Lil Cumstain

    Lil CumstainIl y a 2 jours

    why the fuck did i get entertained by a dude explaining switches

  45. steam train Ty

    steam train TyIl y a 2 jours

    *this video clicks with me.*

  46. Runco990

    Runco990Il y a 2 jours

    Hah! I still have an ancient light switch that's totally silent! It has a sealed mercury tilt switch inside. Ooooo..... DEADLY!!! Not. But I can see why they stopped making these. Bet it was expensive in it's day.