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What Are the Characteristics of the Micro Switch?

Micro switches are very common electrical components with many variations in design. Depending on their purpose and the type of conditions they will endure during their use, various characteristics must be considered.

1. Actuator type of micro switch

It is a simple actuator that actually puts the contacts into the device, with many different types. Button actuators are very popular, as are lever types. There are variations on a wide range of types. For example, long hinged levers, long blade levers, and long straight levers are variations on lever transmissions. There's roller design, spring design and so on.

2. Contact layout of micro switch

The contact configuration of the micro switch is similar to that of any other switch. They include normally open and normally closed designs with a variety of poles and throwing configurations available.

3. Contact current rating of micro switch

This is a measure of the number of amps a contact can carry. While most of these micro switches are used for lower current levels, some are designed for higher current applications, such as practical controllers for electric motors or other devices.

4. Terminal type of micro switch

Micro switches offer flexible mounting options, and because of their size, they can be used on printed circuit boards. The terminal type options are quite extensive, including lug plates, PCB brackets of various angles, screws, etc. Some mounts are designed to be soldered in place.

5. IP level of micro switch

IP level Indicates the entrance protection level, which is a measure of how secure the device is from intrusion. Ratings apply to everything from body parts to specific substances like water and other chemicals. The rating system is designed to be more specific than just saying the switch is weather-proof or describing it in other vague terms.

For example, liquid intrusion protection on equipment may be specified for dripping, splashing, squirting, or spraying water. This allows designers to ensure that the devices they choose are appropriate for their operating conditions.

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