Foot switches are used to turn electrical equipment on and off by using your foot to trigger the switch, depending on the application. Some common applications of foot switches include guitar pedals, sewing machines, medical bed controls, tattoo guns, soldering machines, industrial machinery, and more.
Foot switches can be either momentary or latching. Momentary foot switches must remain pressed down by the foot to continue its function. For example, a sewing machine requires continuous compression for the machine to continue its stitches. Latching foot switches can be pressed once, and the user can then remove the pressure on the switch. The device or machine will remain on until the switch is compressed again.
Typical specifications include a package size of 25.5×13 mm, a mechanical life of 100k cycles, an electrical life of 20k cycles, an SPSP OFF-(ON) switch function, and connection by either soldering, connectors, or mounting on a PCB.
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