snap-action switch

snap-action switch

[′snap ¦ak·shən ‚swich]
(electricity)
A switch that responds to very small movements of its actuating button or lever and changes rapidly and positively from one contact position to the other; the trademark of one version is Micro Switch. Also known as sensitive switch.
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The CIT Relay & Switch VM3 Series snap-action switch offers a choice of single-pole, single-throw, or single-pole-double throw circuit.
Suited for non-hazardous, heavy-use applications, the series features single-piece, monoblock construction with snap-action switch element technology.
The most common type of electro-mechanical switches used is a snap-action switch, in which an internal spring-loaded pole initiates the changeover movement.
The Crouzet snap-action switch products include the V3, V4 and V5 models with various actuators, sizes and termination methods to fulfill diverse application requirements.
Omron's D2SW-P sealed subminiature snap-action switch is said to exceed the sealing requirements of IEC standard IP67.
The largest Snap-action Switch, the Series 107, is designed to handle an overload current up to 600A/600V AC (resistive, based on 50 operations).
New slotted mounting holes make it possible to use the LM2000 as a replacement for models with varying mounting screw hole patterns, The LM2000 maintains the correct oil level on any size engine -- it is however recommended for small to medium volume applications and installations that require a 3 wire snap-action switch for normally open or normally closed shutdown or alarm applications.
To achieve system integration and a reduction in downtime, all Global Pro fuses feature a spring activated, pop-up pin that triggers a snap-action switch for remote blown fuse indication.