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MICRO SWITCH™ Basic Switches Line Guide

MICRO SWITCH™ Basic Switches

The switch is on. Our snap-action basic switch is simple, superior, durable, and irreplaceable. Globally compliant and known worldwide for their compact and lightweight design, MICRO SWITCH™ snap-action switches are designed for accurate repeatability and extended life. MICRO SWITCH™ Basic switches are designed for presence and absence detection where physical contact with an object is permissible. They also excel in applications requiring simple on-and-off actions.

The Premium families of MICRO SWITCH™ Large and Subminiature switches were designed for high-precision applications where the cost of a switch failing is high. Originally developed to support United States aircraft in World War II, advancements in packaging and operating controls have helped further expand applications over the past 75 years while maintaining enhanced accuracy and repeatability.

Our Standard families of Basic and Miniature switches include our V15 series, and are designed with the same high quality standards, but for low cost-of-failure applications — ones where the cost of replacing the switch is less than the total cost of a switch failing.

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MICRO SWITCH™ Premium Large Basic Switches

Premium Large Basic Switches

 

  • Accepted as the world-wide standard snap-action switch
  • Best suited for high cost-of-failure applications
  • Low operating force and differential travel
  • Current ratings from 10 A to 25 A
  • Designed to withstand 100K operations at full load or 10M for mechanical life
  • UL/CSA, CE, ENEC approvals
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MICRO SWITCH™ Premium Large Basic Switches BZ, BA, BM, BE Series MICRO SWITCH™ BZ, BA, BM, BE Series
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DT Series MICRO SWITCH™ DT Series
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MT Series MICRO SWITCH™ MT Series
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3MN Series MICRO SWITCH™ 3MN Series
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6AS Series MICRO SWITCH™ 6AS Series
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Amp rating 15 A (BZ); 22 A (BM); 20 A (BA); 25 A (BE) 10 A 10 A 15 A 10 A, 15 A, 20 A
Circuitry SPDT DPDT SPDT two circuit, double break (2 CKT DB) SPDT
Operating force 1.0 oz to 28 oz 7.0 oz to 10.0 oz 2.0 oz to 18 oz 7.0 oz to 20 oz 8 oz to 14 oz
Terminations quick connect, solder, screw screw screw screw solder, screw, A2, T
Actuators/Levers pin plunger, overtravel plunger, straight, roller, flexible roller leaf, flexible leaf pin plunger pin plunger, straight, roller pin plunger straight, roller, leaf
Voltage 115 Vac, 125 Vac, 250 Vac 250 Vac, 28 Vdc 125 Vac, 125 Vdc 480 Vac 125 Vac, 250 Vac, 480 Vac
Approvals UL, CSA, ENEC, CE (varies by model) UL, CSA UL, CSA UL, CSA UL
Operating temperature -55 °C to 85 °C
[-67 °F to 185 °F]
-55 °C to 85 °C
[-67 °F to 185 °F]
-55 °C to 82 °C
[-67 °F to 180 °F]
-55 °C to 85 °C
[-67 °F to 185 °F]
-55 °C to 85 °C
[-67 °F to 185 °F]
Contacts silver, silver cadmium oxide silver silver silver silver
Housing material general purpose phenolic general purpose phenolic arc resistant melamine general purpose phenolic general purpose phenolic

MICRO SWITCH™ Standard V-Basic Switches

MICRO SWITCH™ basic switches

 

  • Best suited for lower cost-of-failure applications
  • Designed for 50K operations at full load or 5M for mechanical life
  • World-wide package size acceptance
  • Current ratings from 5 A to 26 A
  • UL/CSA, CUL, ENEC, and CQC approvals
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MICRO SWITCH™ V-Basic Switches V-Basic Standard V15 Series MICRO SWITCH™ V-Basic Standard
V15 Series
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Amp rating 5 A, to 26 A
Circuitry SPDT, SPNO, SPNC
Operating force US: ≥ 100 g (16 A to 26 A) AP: 15 g to 400 g (5 A to 26 A)
Terminations quick connect, direct wire connection with no terminals, RAST
Actuators/Levers pin plunger, straight, roller, sim. roller
Voltage 125 Vac, 250 Vac
Approvals UL, cUL, ENEC, CQC
Operating temperature -25 °C to 150 °C
[-13 °F to 300 °F]
Contacts silver cadmium oxide
Housing material PBT polyester thermoplastic

MICRO SWITCH™ Premium V-Basic Switches

MICRO SWITCH™ basic switches

 

  • Best suited for higher cost-of-failure applications
  • Designed for 100K operations at full load or 10M for mechanical life
  • World-wide package size acceptance
  • Current rating ranges from 0.1 A to 25 A
  • UL/CSA and ENEC approvals
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MICRO SWITCH™ V-Basic Switches V-Basic Premium V7 Series MICRO SWITCH™ V-Basic Premium
V7 Series
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Amp rating 0.1 A to 25 A
Circuitry SPDT, SPNO, SPNC
Operating force 0.7 oz max. to 14.6 oz max.
Terminations quick connect, pc board, pcb straight angle left
Actuators/Levers pin plunger, straight, short flag, roller, sim. roller, curved tip, loop, paddle
Voltage 125 Vac, 250 Vac, 277 Vac
Approvals UL, CSA, ENEC
Operating temperature -40 °C to 82 °C
[-40 °F to 180 °F]
Contacts silver, silver cadmium oxide, gold
Housing material PCT polyester thermoplastic

MICRO SWITCH™ Premium Miniatures and Subminiatures

Premium Miniatures and Subminiatures

 

  • Best suited for high cost-of-failure applications
  • Small size and light weight
  • Covered case construction with molded-in terminals
  • MIL-PFR-8805 qualified listings available
  • UL/CSA, CE, ENEC approvals
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MICRO SWITCH™ Premium Miniatures and Subminiatures SM Series MICRO SWITCH™ SM Series
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SX Series MICRO SWITCH™ SX Series
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Amp rating 0.1 A to 11 A 1 A to 7 A
Circuitry SPDT SPDT, SPNO
Operating force 0.04 oz to 2 oz 0.71 oz to 6 oz
Terminations quick connect, solder, pcb quick connect, solder, pcb
Actuators/Levers pin plunger, straight, roller, sim. roller, paddle pin plunger, straight, roller, sim. roller, offset flag, crossed roller
Voltage 115 Vac, 125 Vac, 250 Vac, 30 Vdc 125 Vac, 250 Vac, 28 Vdc
Approvals UL, CSA, ENEC, CE UL, CSA, ENEC, CE
Operating temperature -55 °C to 125 °C
[-67 °F to 267 °F]
-55 °C to 125 °C
[-67 °F to 267 °F]
Contacts silver, gold silver, gold
Housing material phenolic phenolic or valox

MICRO SWITCH™ Standard Miniatures and Subminiatures

Standard Miniatures and Subminiatures

 

  • Best suited for lower cost-of-failure applications
  • Small size and light weight
  • 4 series with choice of low energy or power-duty electrical ratings
  • Amp ratings from 0.1 A to 10.1 A, and 16 A
  • IP67 sealing available on some listings
  • UL/CSA, cUL, ENEC, and CE approvals
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MICRO SWITCH™ Standard Miniatures and Subminiatures ZM Series MICRO SWITCH™ ZD Series
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ZM Series MICRO SWITCH™ ZM Series
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ZV Series MICRO SWITCH™ ZV Series
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ZW Series MICRO SWITCH™ ZW Series
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ZX Series MICRO SWITCH™ ZX Series
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Amp rating 0.1 A, 3 A 0.1 A, 5 A, 10.1 A, 16 A 0.1 A, 6 A, 10.1 A 0.1 A, 5 A 0.1 A, 3 A
Circuitry SPDT SPST, SPDT, SPNO SPDT, SPNO, SPNC SPDT, SPNO, SPNC SPDT
Operating force 130 gf to 195 gf 0.18 oz to 8.78 oz 0.78 oz to 11.01 oz 1.94 oz to 7.16 oz 0.53 oz to 5.3 oz
Terminations solder, pcb straight, pcb left angle, pcb right angle, pre-wired quick connect, solder, pcb quick connect, solder, pcb quick connect, solder, cable bottom/end, cable side exit solder, pcb snap-in, pcb left angle, pcb right angle
Actuators/Levers pin plunger, straight, sim roller pin plunger, straight, roller, sim. roller, L-shaped pin plunger, straight, roller, sim. roller pin plunger, straight, roller, sim. roller pin plunger, straight, sim. roller, special
Voltage 125 Vac, 12 Vdc 125 Vac, 250 Vac, 30 Vdc 125 Vac, 250 Vac, 6(2) A 250 Vac 125 Vac, 250 Vac 125 Vac, 48 Vdc
Approvals UL, cUL, CE, ENEC UL, CSA, CE UL, cUL, ENEC, CE UL, cUL, CE, ENEC UL, CSA
Operating temperature -40 °C to 85 °C
[-40 °F to 185 °F]
-25 °C to 85 °C
[-13 °F to 185 °F]
-25 °C to 85 °C
[-13 °F to 185 °F]
-25 °C to 80 °C
[-13 °F to 176 °F]
-25 °C to 85 °C
[-13 °F to 185 °F]
Contacts silver, gold-plated silver silver, gold-plated silver, silver-tin-indium oxide silver, gold-plated silver, silver-tin-indium oxide silver, gold-plated silver silver, gold-plated silver
Housing material PBT polyester polyamide (nylon) polyamide (nylon) PBT (polyester) polyamide (nylon)

MICRO SWITCH™ Watertight Basic Switches

Standard Miniatures and Subminiatures

 

  • Designed for harsh-duty, wash down areas
  • Delivers high sealing capability with an IP67 rating (pre-leaded only)
  • Gives highly accurate machine control for turning circuits on and off
  • Current ratings of 0.1 A, 5 A, 10 A
  • Global approvals (UL, cUL, ENEC, and CQC)
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MICRO SWITCH™ Watertight Basic Switches ZM Series MICRO SWITCH™ Watertight Basic Switch Series
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Amp rating 0.1 A, 5 A, 10 A
Circuitry SPDT, SPNC, SPNO
Operating force 15 g, 25 g, 50 g, 100 g, 200 g
Terminations preleaded; terminals: 4,8 mm x 0.8 mm or 4,8 mm x 0.5 mm
Actuators/Levers pin plunger, straight, roller, sim. roller, special
Voltage 125 Vac, 250 Vac, 30 Vdc, 48 Vdc
Approvals UL, cUL, ENEC, CQC
Operating temperature -40 °C to 85 °C [-40 °F to 185 °F]
Contacts silver nickel, gold-plated option
Housing material PBT polyester thermoplastic