Magnetic Reed Proximity Switch. Normally Open or Closed
Magnetic reed switch with screw terminals. Switch will activate when within close proximity to included magnet. Can be used as Normally-Open or Normally-Closed. Set contains switch, magnet and two pieces of double sided tape. We use these switches for interior lighting applications (e.g. pantry, closets) in the Normally Open configuration with our single color white LED strips. Makes for a nice professional installation. When the pantry door opens, the LEDs light up. When the pantry closes, the LED light turns off. Be mindful of the amperage draw though. These switches are not designed to handle more than .86 amps at 12vdc (10 Watts). With the switch wired in the Normally Open position you can probably get away with a little more amperage because the current isn't flowing most of the time BUT it's something you need to pay attention to. If you're wiring the switch in the Normally Closed position, make sure you aren't exceeding this .86 amp (10 Watt) rating since the current is flowing most of the time.
- Current Rating: 0.5A @ 20V DC, 10 Watts Max
- Voltage Rating: 120V AC (max) @ 0.08A, 80V DC (max) @ 0.1A
- Switch Type: SPDT
- Action: Normally Open (N.O.) or Normally Closed (N.C.)
- Color: White or Brown