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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Tenders are invited for Snap-Action Switch To Kbi.Pt.
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.
Because the Snap-Action Switch has double-wiping, low-resistance contacts that hold their positions inside fully enclosed decks, these switches provide exemplary performance even under severe conditions.
CIT Relay & Switch offers the miniature VM3 and sub-miniature SM3 Series snap-action switches. Available in either SPST or SPDT, these UL/cUL recognized switches offer numerous actuator styles including pin plunger, standard, short and long hinge levers, roller and simulated roller.
Customer demand has prompted the addition of several new products, including new lines of snap-action switches; slide switches; sealed, illuminated pushbutton switches; SMT pushbutton switches; and illuminated rocker switches.