Microprecision announces the MP83 series miniature microswitches

Milton Keynes, UK, September 23rd, 2019: Cyntech Components, a specialist supplier of Microprecision products; Microprecision, the Swiss manufacturer of precision microswitches for demanding applications, now introduces a versatile and attractively priced snap action switch for general purpose use.

The new miniature (V3) size range of microswitches “MP83” offers low cost and IP40 protection. As such it is complementary to the MP300 range of pre-cabled switches with IP67 protection.

It is designed to operate in a wide range of operating temperatures, between -60°C and +130°C, and UL/EN certified with a power rating of 250VAC/16A. The standard activation force is 0.8N. A high force variant is also available for applications with that requirement. This variant also allows the use of a telescopic actuator, with a pin or roller plunger. Both variants of the switch offer a wide choice of easy clip on lever actuators such as straight levers, roller levers or simulated roller levers. Different clip positions for the levers offer the flexibility to easily adapt the switches’ operating force and travel characteristics to specific application requirements. The switch operates as a change-over circuit (SPDT). It can be conveniently connected using the 6.3 x 0.8 mm quick connect terminals. The mechanical life is up to 20 million cycles.

With its broad choice of actuators, the MP83 is suitable for many different applications. The MP83 is a good choice where no sealing protection is required and where cost is a dominant consideration. Examples can be found in the transport, machinery, automation, appliances and the process industries, to name only a few.