Micro-switches are often found in arcade buttons and joysticks but they're also really handy in any kind of mechatronics project or when you need a basic sensor. They are always 'tactile' (clicky feeling), and 'momentary' (the switch closes when pressed, then snaps open once released). They come in a few different varieties (mostly having to do with the contacts and how big the actuator is).
This microswitch has a small bump actuator, but They also have kinds with a lever, roller lever and long wire. Compared to the other 'generic' micro-switches We carry, this one is higher quality and has better specifications. This is a basic micro switch for arcade and mini robots, and Adafruit don't have any detailed specifications for it so this switch is recommended for use with 30VDC and 250mA max. A great replacement for arcade controls.
- Operating Frequency (mechanical): 120 operations/min
- Operating Frequency (electrical): 5A-10~30 operations/min
- Contact Resistance (initial): 100m Ω (Max.)
- Insulation Resistance (at 500VDC): 100M Ω (Min.)
- Dielectric Strength (50-60Hz): 1000VAC RMS
- Storage Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
- Storage Humidity: At 40°C,Max. 85% RH (Max.)
- Service Life (mechanical): Min. 10,000,000 operations
- Service Life (electrical): 5A - Min. 10,000 operations
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