Low Cost Standard Microswitch

Code: GW71N

  • Low-cost standard microswitch
  • Internationally accepted standard size and operating characteristics

Product details

Low Cost Standard Microswitch

• Low-cost standard microswitch• Internationally accepted standard size and operating characteristics

The switch is manufactured from glass-reinforced thermoplastic to give rugged performance. The switch is a single-pole double-throw Terminals are 6.35mm (&quarter;in.) blade type that can either be soldered or used with push-on connectors (e.g., HF10L). The actuators are of stainless steel.
Specifications:
Contact rating: 6A - AC 250V
Body size: 27.8 x 15.9 x 10.3mm
Fixing centres: 22.2 x 10.3mm

The maximum current is 6A. Some switches become unreliable at low currents. What is the minimum current (resistive) for reliable operation?

Asked by: shedbuilder
Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not provided the lowest possible current for the item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-11

Further to my question about using it as a 12VDC application. The 6A max current I assume is in a standard state. However, if this is controlling a motor, then there will be an initial surge current. What max could this be?

Asked by: garry25267
The 6A stated is the MAXIMUM safe current that the switch is rated for.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-02-24

I intend to use for a 12V DC application. What is the max current rating for 12V DC?

Asked by: Garry25267
We would not recommend going over the 6A rating for either 250AC or 12VDC purposes as this is the parameter in which it has been tested.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-02-22

I intend using the swich with 240V ac. Is there an insulated socket for the terminals or alternatively an enclosure for the switch to obviate the possibility of coming into contact with live terminals?

Asked by: Dealbarta
It is important to note that as a retail only company we are unable to assist with any design projects or queries, or advise on specific products that may be required for your purpose.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-12-24

My switch has only two terminals, it's basically on off for my cooker hood which powers light and fan when button depressed. Would this switch work if only two terminals connected?

Asked by: Gramps
It is important to note that as a retail only company we are unable to assist with any design projects or queries, or advise on specific products that may be required for your purpose.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-10-23

can this switch be used both as normally open and / or normally closed?

Asked by: Chris
Yes this is correct.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-09-29

Will these withstand temperatures of -30?
Asked by: Anonymous
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is this microswitch suitable for use in a Dishwasher door rated 16(4)/250
Asked by: Anonymous
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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Item code Item name Quantity Price
GW71N Low Cost Standard Microswitch (1+) £2.59

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