What Are Micro Switches Used For?

What Are Micro Switches Used For?

What Are Micro Switches Used For?


As we all know, Micro switches have many uses, some more industrial and others more commonplace. The Micro switches that we can offer have been successfully used in;

  • Building, Automation, and Security
  • Home Applications
  • Building, Automation, and Security Applications

You can find more details selections of micro switches applicated in auto in the below link: https://www.unionwellswitch.com/product-category/micro-switch/subminiature-sealed-micro-switch-g303/

Micro Switches are used for many different applications within the building, including automation and security. Some examples of these applications are; 

Push buttons for alarms and call points – micro switches are used as the buttons within fire alarms, emergency stop controls, and emergency door releases. These devices are designed to be pressed manually in an emergency to activate an alarm. 

Triggers to prevent devices from being dismounted – devices such as infrared detection alarms, card readers, and access control panels will contain a micro switch so that an alarm will trigger if the device is removed, dismounted, or damaged. 

Turning devices for surveillance cameras – micro switches are often used within the turning device; the micro switch will be activated when it reaches its furthest point of motion. This ensures that the camera is moving into the position it should and is not being compromised. 

HVAC applications– air pressure micro switches are used for detecting a change in air pressure and switches for control panels. 

Elevator applications– micro switches are used for manual open door switches and control panel switches for floor selection within the elevator. 

Access Control – Micro switches can be used for electrical door locks. They will detect the opening and closing of a door and the locking or unlocking. Micro switches can also detect when a roller door is being opened (rolled up). They can be used on circuit breakers for on-off status detection and control panels. Micro switches are also used to detect Cam and Bolt’s position on safe door locks. 

Timer Controls – micro switches are also used within timer controls and will trigger when the timer runs out. 

  • Home Applications 

You can find more details selections of micro switch applicated in-home appliances in the below link: https://www.unionwellswitch.com/product-category/micro-switch/basic-micro-switch-g5/   Micro switches are also used for applications within home appliances. 

These include: 

Washing Machines– Micro switches are used at the power supply to turn the machine off/on; they are used to detect switching power, the angle of drums, and the filter. They will detect the door’s open-close status and are used on the control panel buttons. Inside the washing machine, micro switches are also used for detecting the water level. 

Refrigerators – micro switches are used within refrigerators on the ice and water dispenser; they can detect if the ice maker is in the correct position. 

Air Conditioning Units – Micro switches detect if the door panels on air conditioning units are closed. They can detect the angle of the louvers and are also used as reset buttons on the device.

Rice Cookers and Microwave Ovens – within rice cookers, micro switches are used to detect the cover’s open/close status. And within microwave ovens, they are often used as safety short switches. Micro switches are used for control panel switches in both microwave ovens and rice cookers.

Unionwell is dedicated to producing the whole series of micro switches, waterproof micro switches, mechanical keyboard switches, pressure switches, etc. We prioritize clients’ requirements; all micro switches can be customized for specific applications if there is a proper quantity. 

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