Microswitches are specially engineered electromechanical miniature snap-action switches that can automatically alter the direction of power flow by sensing a state change. Microswitches act as sensors that detect changes in electric current and turn on/off without any manual intervention. These switches are highly reliable and inexpensive and can open circuits when needed.
Microswitch accessories are important components & parts that complement microswitches, enhancing their efficiency & longevity. There are different types of microswitch accessories, including actuators, hex nuts, caps, levers, terminal covers, etc.
Importance of Micro Switches & Accessories
Microswitches can automatically open & close circuits in times of need, thereby preventing potential accidents. Hence, they are important safety devices and are widely used in industrial sectors and applications including construction, automation and security, as well as in elevators, vending machines, HVAC, push buttons etc.
Best practices while purchasing Micro Switches & Accessories
Choosing the right microswitches is extremely important to prevent potential harm. Consider the following specifications before purchasing:
Check the microswitches dimensions as this is correlated with the switches’ current range, operating force as well as travel force.
Check that the size of the microswitch is compatible with your appliance.
Consider electrical specifications like the range of amperage of the microswitch and type of circuit.
Checking use conditions and environmental factors is highly recommended.