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Switch Products. Jane Mensour. Switch Education. Anatomy of a Switch: Actuator: Toggle, Pushbutton, Rocker, Lever Moveable Contacts: Gold, Silver, Nickel Terminal Types : Metal portion of the switch exterior to body that is used to connect the switch to an electrical circuit

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switch products

Switch Products

Jane Mensour

switch education
Switch Education
  • Anatomy of a Switch:

Actuator: Toggle, Pushbutton, Rocker, Lever

Moveable Contacts: Gold, Silver, Nickel

Terminal Types: Metal portion of the switch exterior to body that is used to connect the switch to an electrical circuit

Screw (standard or Clamp), Solder, Quick Connect, Wire leads, Plug In, Wire Wrap

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Switch Education

What is a Switch?

A switch is a device that will either open or close a circuit. The switch will establish a connection between two or more circuits:

Poles: Number of circuits a switch controls

Throws: Number of conductors to which a switch can complete a circuit

Positions: Number of stops the switch actuator makes

Normally Open (NO)-circuit is open when actuator is in relaxed or normal position

Normally Closed (NC)-circuit is closed when actuator is in relaxed or normal position

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Switch Education
  • Switch Rating: Maximum electrical load the switch is capable of handling
  • Voltage:
        • AC Alternating current (minimum UL requirements)
        • Horsepower
        • DC –Direct Current (minimum UL requirements)
        • Horsepower (for switches designed to control small motor loads)
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Switch Education

Contacts:

Gold Flash A plating of gold typically less than 10 millionths thick. Used only as a barrier to oxidation or corrosion of terminals to maintain solderability

Gold plating should be used when the switch’s voltage and current multiple is no greater than 0.4 VA and the voltage is not greater than 20 VDC or peak AC.

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Switch Education

Momentary Vs. Maintained

Single Pole Single Throw SPST (two position)/On-Off:

The is the simplest and most basic circuit. Only one circuit is closed by the switches single pole.

Double-Throw Without Center Off (two position)/On-ON: SPDT

It is seen electrically On-On. The switch has two manual positions and reflects two independent electrically ON positions. Two circuits can be closed by the switches single pole. Examples of applications include a selector function, such as 6 or 12V on a battery charger or Hi-Low on a automobile headlight switch.

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Switch Education

Double-Throw with Center Off (three position): Hi-Off-Low:

It has two independent ON switches, it can be considered On-Off or Hi-Off-Lo Circuit for the exhaust fan in a kitchen range hood.

Double-Throw Momentary Action with Center Off (three position):

Momentary or non maintained. Momentary is electrically On or Off, generally has spring loading. Examples are UP-Down for projector screens, tailgate windows, and forward/reverse for electric drills and screw drivers

Important to Know: We can modify…..

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Did you know

TE

has

Over 6000 Switches

and over

100 Different Switch Types

te advantage
TE Advantage
  • A leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, wireless systems and undersea telecommunication systems
  • Experience in a diverse customer base and industry base
  • Global reach and scale
  • Established track record of innovation leadership in many products
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TE Advantage

Alcoswitch is a strong and proven brand name.

Alcoswitch product line has been in use for over 50 years

Some TE switch lines/types are the broadest in the industry

Use TE Switches as a up sell your existing sale

what s new
What’s new
  • Industrial Control line is obsolete. Currently evaluating potential replacement lines
  • Ultra Miniature Micro switch line is in the process of being developed and expanding
  • Power Rocker line has expanded! Over 66 new part numbers
  • RoHs Tiny Toggle and Tiny Pushbutton products available
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Seven Qualifying Questions
  • What type of actuator?
    • Pushbutton, Rocker, Rotary, Slide, Tactile, Key lock or Toggle
      • What is your size restriction?
      • Ultra-miniature, sub-miniature, miniature, standard
      • What are the electrical requirements?
      • Voltage, Current (6A @ 125VAC), numbers of poles. Resistive, motor load
      • What type of terminations?
      • Solder lug, screw, terminals, PCB, SMT, QC
      • How is it mounted into device?
      • Panel bushing mount (threads), snap in panel mount, PCB Mount, SMT
      • Are there any unique requirements?Sealed, Illuminated
      • What is the application?
switch guide and match
Switch Guide and Match

DIP Switch

Slide Switch

Toggle Switch

Push Button

Micro Switch

Knobs

Tactile

Rocker

te switch
TE Switch

Product Guideline

dip switches
DIP Switches

Why TE

  • Full line of DIP switches with different actuator styles and profiles.
  • Strong position in rotary DIP switches with different body sizes available
  • Through hole and SMT available
  • Piano and slide style DIP switches that don’t need to be sealed to withstand solder wash process
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DIP Switches

Applications

  • Time clocks
  • Parking gate systems
  • Refrigeration control systems

Series Attributes

GD Tape sealed, Low profile

AD Tape seal not required

7000 Ganged actuators

MRD 7mm rotary

DRD 9mm rotary

DIP shunts Permanent programming

slide switches
Slide Switches

Why TE:

  • One of the broadest lines in the industry.
  • Variations from SP to 6P, ST to 10T, .4VA to 13 amp.
  • Many profiles and actuator styles
  • Many grades for the best cost to performance choice.
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Slide Switches

Applications

  • Toys
  • Clock radios
  • Telecom systems

Series Series

ASE/ASF MMS

S/SE SSB

STS SSA

SDS SLS

TSS CST

MSS/MSSA MLL

MHS SSJ

toggle switches
Toggle Switches

Why TE:

  • Wide range of physical sizes and current ratings.
    • PCB or panel mount, vertical or right angle. Many toggle styles available
    • Agency approvals available
    • Process seal options
    • Up to IP67 Rated
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Toggle Switches

Applications

  • Hand held radios
  • Test equipment/Small App.
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Commercial appliances

Series Rating

AT/ATE .4VA

TST .4VA

TT .4VA & 3A

Gemini .4VA & 5A

Green 6A

Power 8-20A

pushbutton switches
Pushbutton Switches

Why TE:

  • Wide range of physical sizes, current ratings & actuator travel.
  • PCB or panel mount, vertical or right angle
  • Agency approvals available
  • Momentary and maintained
  • Process sealed versions
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Pushbutton Switches

* All ratings over .4VA are 125Volts

Series Rating

AP .4VA

TSP .4VA

TP .4VA & 1A

MPA/MPB 3A

Green 6A

MPS 3A

MSP 3A

MSPF .5A

MSPM .1A

JLS 1A

Applications

  • Hand held radios/Commercial App
  • Test equipment and Medical instruments
  • Aerospace and Defense
tactile switches
Tactile Switches

Why TE:

  • Hundreds of combinations of actuators, terminals, actuation forces and mounting styles in the 6mm size.
  • Through hole and SMT.
  • T&R packaging option
  • Sealed versions available
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Tactile Switches

Series Attributes

FSM 3.5 x 6, vertical

FSMJ 6 x 6, vertical

FSMRA 6 x 6, right angle

FSM100 12 x 12, vertical

FSMCT 5 x 5, vertical

Many more

Applications

  • Small appliances
  • Garage door openers
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Set top boxes/video games
rocker switches
Rocker Switches

Why TE:

  • Many styles of actuators, terminations, mountings and ratings.
  • Agency approvals
  • Momentary and maintained
  • Illuminated rockers available in PR series
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Rocker Switches

Series Rating

TRD .4VA & 3A

Gemini .4VA & 5A

PR 7A, 10A &

16A, 20A

Applications

  • Small appliances
  • Power strips
  • Vacuums
  • Tools
prad series power rocker switch
PRAD Series Power Rocker Switch

Why TE:

  • DPST & DPDT
  • 13.0mm x 19.2mm panel cut-out
  • Solder or quick connect terminals
  • UL Recognized

Ratings

  • 12A @ 125 VAC
  • 6A @ 250 VAC

Applications

  • Power tools
  • Small appliances
  • Medical instruments
prc series power rocker switch
PRC Series Power Rocker Switch

Why TE:

  • SPST, SPDT, DPST & DPDT
  • Sealed to IP66
  • 21.2mm x 36.6mm panel cut-out
  • Screw, solder or quick connect terminals
  • UL Recognized

Ratings

  • 20A @ 125 VAC
  • 10A @ 250 VAC
  • ¾ hp 12A @ 250 VAC
  • ¾ hp 10A @ 277 VAC

Applications

  • Vacuums, Power tools
knobs
Knobs

Why TE:

  • Large selection of phenolic and aluminum knobs
  • 1/4 or 1/8 inch shaft options
  • Customization available

Applications

  • Medical instruments
  • Welders
  • Test equipment
  • Instrumentation
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Knobs

Series Actuator

K Aluminum

P Phenolic

microswitches
Microswitches

Why TE:

  • 3 industry standard sizes available

Miniature, Subminiature, Ultraminiaturize

  • Current ratings from .1A to 16A
  • Multiple lever & roller options
  • Solder, PC or quick connect terminals
  • 40 to 350 gram operating force
  • Electrical life from 100,000 to 1,000,000 cycles
  • Agency approvals
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Microswitches

Applications

Appliances

Office equipment

HVAC equipment

high power tamper switch
High Power Tamper Switch

Why TE:

  • SPST-NO
  • 21A @ 125/250 VAC, ¾
  • .250 quick connect terminals
  • UL Recognized

Applications

  • Used in furnaces to shut off power when a panel is removed.
  • Can be used as a tamper switch in any type of product.
  • Look for high current applications.
  • Similar switches are used in the appliance industry although the current is lower. This switch is too costly for the majority of appliance applications.
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High Power Tamper Switch

Part Number

  • 147903-1
pushbutton toggle boots actuator seal
Pushbutton & Toggle Boots (Actuator Seal)

Why TE:

  • Silicone rubber material
  • Superior quality to our competitor
  • Environmental Seal
  • Protect a non IP Rated Switch
  • Enhance to splash resistance
  • No Cure Date
  • Enhance Durability against multiple chemicals

Applications

  • Beverage dispensers
  • Medical equipment
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Tactile

Tactile

Knobs

Toggle

Pushbutton

Micro

DIP

Toggle

Toggle

Pushbutton

Tactile

Micro

Knobs

Pushbutton

Rocker

DIP

AirCraft

Toggle

Knobs

Rocker

DIP

SLIDE

SLIDE

SLIDE

Pushbutton

Toggle

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