RE: toggle switch instructions?

Subject: RE: toggle switch instructions?
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Andrew Warren'" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>, "'Traci Pearson'" <pearsontechcomm -at- comcast -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 14:28:25 -0400

Traci Pearson wrote:

> It's been a long time since I documented toggle
> switches, and I don't remember the best way to
> describe what you "do" with them. Do you "flip"
> them? Do you "move" them to ON or OFF? Do you
> "turn" them ON or OFF?

You can turn a rotating switch, but you can't "turn" a toggle switch. Toggle
switched usually have only two positions - on or off. You don't flip them
(although I have been known to "flip" them off when I worked as a tech) and
you can't move them, unless you are physically relocating them to a
different area.

You "set" toggle switches. Set the Upmtifratz toggle switch to its ON or up
position. Set the Griboframiz switch to its OFF of down position.

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