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How is that switch called in english? Answered

Hello everyone, for my instructable I need to know how that switch is called in english. Thank you for helping! Mischka

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sidgupta
sidgupta

8 years ago

This is an SPDT micro switch

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Goodhart
Goodhart

8 years ago

It appears to be a microswitch, of the momentary on (momentary on on one side, normally open on the other) type with a roller arm on it.

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gmoon
gmoon

8 years ago

This type of switch, with or without the roller, is often referred to as a micro switch...

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iceng
iceng

Reply 8 years ago

+1

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

8 years ago

Three pole micro switch with (and hear the maker calls the roller whatever they want)

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andrewjcalderon3
andrewjcalderon3

8 years ago

Yes. i think that your comments is true but If you are using a switch without the roller,"lever arm switch" would be correct. Here's a Web page from a company which sells them: "


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Orngrimm
Orngrimm

8 years ago

In switzerland we also use the english word for them: Micro-switch.
Stupidly, if it is the big brother (in geometrical termes) of the micro-switch, we simple call them "Grosser mikro-schalter" --> "Big micro-switch". Stupid but true :)

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mischka
mischka

8 years ago

Kelseymh and gmoon, thank you for your comment.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

8 years ago

You're most likely to find it using the full name, roller lever arm switch, though it may also be abbrevated to just "roller switch."

Roller switches are commonly used as limit switches (e.g., for opening or closing a door or gate). They are typically momentary-contact switches, and may be wired as either normally open or normally closed (hence the three pins you see) depending on the application.

You should be able to get it at any electronics shop (even RadioShack, way in the back behind the cell phones) or even a hardware store with a decent electrical supplies section.

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mischka
mischka

Reply 8 years ago

Thank you very much for the response. I only needed the name for my instructable. What is the name without the roller just "lever arm switch"? Thanks again! Mischka

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Yes. If you are using a switch without the roller, "lever arm switch" would be correct. Here's a Web page from a company which sells them: http://daltonengineering.co.uk/electrical/lever-arm-switch-for-cyclone-control-pan-and-power-winch-limit-switch.html