Detector Switches

Detector Switches are used to “detect” internal mechanical movements and convert human manual operations, such as the opening of a door , to electronic signals.

Panasonic Detector Switches use a mechanical sliding spring design to ensure consistent signal output. They also feature long travel, thin profile, compact size, light weight, highly flexible actuation angles and surface mount or J-bent terminal mounting options.

In some applications, Detector Switches are used to replace Encoders as a lower cost solution. 

Series List

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Series table for lineup Detector Switches
Series/TypeDatasheetExternal Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm)RatingOperating ForceOperating Life
3.5 x 3.0 x 0.9
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
350 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.
2.2 x 3.35 x 1.5
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
250 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.
4.2 x 3.6 x 1.2
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
300 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.
4.0 x 4.4 x 1.2
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
300 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.
5.9 x 5.4 x 1.7
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
390 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.
5.7 x 5.0 x 2.1
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
290 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.
5.2 x 3.0 x 4.9
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
350 mN max.
(Full Travel)
50,000 cycles min.
5.0 x 4.4 x 1.5
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
300 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.
7.5 x 3.0 x 5.6
50 µA 3 V DC to
10 mA 5 V DC
(Resistive load)
350 mN max.
50,000 cycles min.