One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A switch for lowering a vehicle's headlight beams.
- ‘In some vehicles the dip switch comprises an electrical three-way switch.’
- ‘My dip switch has failed and on close inspection seems to have been very hot.’
An arrangement of switches in a dual in-line package used to select the operating mode of a device such as a printer.
- ‘The DIP switches make it easy to fix the DHCP if you accidentally disable it’
- ‘The DAT drive was configured for active termination via the appropriate DIP switch.’
- ‘The last DIP switch, SW6, controls whether the keyboard goes to sleep when the computer does.’
- ‘It is possible that your main board uses a jumper or DIP switch to disable the on-board sound, but this is very unlikely.’
- ‘All is not lost though, because there are some DIP switches on the motherboard that allow a few more FSB speeds to be used.’
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