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[edit]Lever
Lever.gif
Lever
Type

Non-solid Block

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Hardness

0.5

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

Alpha 1.0.1

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 69 hex: 45 bin: 1000101

Name

lever

A lever is a type of switch. Levers, like the button, pressure plate, and redstone torch, can be connected with redstone wire to be operated far away from the target block. Levers can be placed on any opaque block. Levers can be placed on walls, floors, and ceilings.

Contents

[edit] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Stick +
Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Lever

Stick

Cobblestone

[edit] Power

Levers differ from buttons in that the charge they provide is stable - once clicked a lever will remain on or off until clicked again. Clicking a lever also causes a visual change as the shaft of the device moves from one side to the other. Their stable nature makes levers well suited to controlling devices that need to remain in one of two states for an indefinite period, such as minecart tracks or locking mechanisms in advanced circuits.

[edit] Orientation

Five of the six possible orientations, levers off.

When placed on the side of blocks, down is on and up is off. On the top or bottom of blocks, on is north or west, off is south or east. Mobs cannot turn on a lever, or turn it off.

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Alpha
1.0.1 The lever was implemented along with the button and pressure plates.
Official release
1.3.1 12w24a Levers can now be placed upside down (on the underside of a block).
Console Edition
TU1 Added levers.
TU14 Levers can now be placed upside down (on the underside of a block).

[edit] Issues

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[edit] Trivia

  • The lever, along with wall mounted torches, flowing lava and water, sloped rails, tripwire hook, Spider legs, Snow Golem arms, and Villager arms are the only surfaces in Minecraft that are not either parallel or perpendicular to the ground.
  • In version 1.6.1 and before the orientation of levers when placing on the top or bottom sides of blocks is determined by the direction the player is facing, just like with Beds, Chests, Signs, Furnaces, Heads, Anvils, Stairs, Pumpkins, Doors, Fence Gates, Pistons, Dispensers, Droppers, Repeaters and Comparators.
  • Anything powered by a single redstone torch, such as a powered rail block, can be powered instead with a lever. This is useful if you are low on redstone, as the materials needed for crafting levers are much more common, and renewable. This also allows easily turning the current off if need be.
  • Levers can be used to provide quick, if imprecise, pulses of redstone charge, by quickly flicking them on and off. This compares to buttons, which have a built-in delay.
  • Levers cannot be placed on snow, ice, or glowstone.