What is a Normally Open Push Button?

Normally Open Push Button

A Normally Open (NO) Push Button is a push button that, in its default state, makes no electrical contact with the circuit. Only when the button is pressed down does it make electrical contact with the circuit.

Normally Open Push Button Diagrams

When the button is pressed down, the switch makes electrical contact and the circuit is now closed. Therefore, electricity can now flow to the other part of the circuit connecting to the push button and make the device turn or power on the respective part.

Normally Open Push buttons are the most common type of push buttons used in devices and circuits.