Crabtree introduces a new technically advanced lifestyle product brand Athena. The rating for this switch is 6Ax. The amp (current) rating of a switch is the maximum current in amperes the switch will carry continuously. This rating is dependent on the voltage of the circuit in which the switch is used. The X rating means that the rating of the switch still applies on inductive as well as resistive loads. A one-way switch is the simple on-off switch and operates as a make or break switch. When turned on, the two terminals are connected, and when turned off, the contact between the two is broken. Modular switches typically come with different sized chassis that allow for the installation of different numbers of modules. 1M stands for one module switch and is generally a switch of approximately 2.5 cm in width. Single pole switches turn a light or device on and off from a single location. A characteristic of a single pole toggle switch is that it has an on and off marking on the switch, something you will not find on a three or four way switch. It has two brass terminals.