Metal push button switch, also known as a metal push switch or metal push button, is an electrical switch that is constructed with a metal housing or button. It is commonly used in various applications where a durable and reliable switch is required.
Here are some key characteristics and features of metal push button switches:
Construction: Metal push button switches are typically made with a sturdy metal housing, such as stainless steel or aluminum. This construction provides durability and resistance to harsh environments, making them suitable for industrial or outdoor applications.
Push button mechanism: The switch operation is initiated by pressing the metal button, which activates the internal mechanism. When the button is pressed, it completes or interrupts an electrical circuit, allowing or preventing the flow of current.
Normally Open (NO) or Normally Closed (NC): Metal push button switches can be configured as normally open or normally closed. In the normally open configuration, the switch is open (no connection) when the button is not pressed and closes (connection established) when the button is pressed. In the normally closed configuration, the switch is closed (connection established) when the button is not pressed and opens (no connection) when the button is pressed.
Momentary or latching: Metal push button switches can be momentary or latching. Momentary switches only maintain the connection as long as the button is pressed and return to their original state when released. Latching switches, on the other hand, maintain their state (on or off) even after releasing the button until another action is taken to change the state.
LED indicator: Some metal push button switches may feature an integrated LED indicator, allowing visual feedback on the switch status. The LED can be illuminated in different colors, indicating whether the switch is on or off.
Metal push button switches are commonly used in control panels, machinery, industrial equipment, automotive applications, and various other settings where a robust and reliable switch is required. Their metal construction provides durability, resistance to environmental factors, and a tactile feel that makes them suitable for demanding environments.
Metal or plastic: Metal switches offer durability and a robust feel, while plastic switches can be cost-effective and provide design flexibility.
Size: Determine the appropriate size of the push button switch based on the available space and the desired user experience. Consider factors such as panel cutout dimensions, button diameter, and overall dimensions.
Momentary or latching: Decide whether a momentary push button switch, which returns to its original state when released, or a latching push button switch, which maintains its state until manually changed, is more suitable for your application.
Light emitting diode (LED) options: If visual feedback or illumination is required, consider push button switches with integrated LEDs. Determine the desired LED color, voltage rating, and whether a simple indicator or a backlighting effect is needed.
Finishes: If aesthetics or matching the switch to the overall design is important, consider the available metal finishes or plastic colors offered by the manufacturer. This allows you to select a switch that complements the project's visual requirements.(We offer a range of metal finishes and plastic switches)
Custom options: Evaluate whether the manufacturer offers customization options such as etching or stamping on the switch surface, or the availability of specific connector types to suit your project's unique needs.(We offer etching, stamping and connectors)