Rocker Switch targets HVAC applications.

Press Release Summary:

Rated for up to 21 A at 125-250 Vac, normally open Half-Rocker Switch is packaged in nylon 6/6 UL 94V-2 housing that incorporates .250 in. quick connect tabs for connection to system wiring. Switch mechanism is rated for 6,000 cycles and features silver-tin contacts. Actuation force is 425 g with .345 in. actuator travel range. RoHS-compliant tamper switch is intended for use in furnaces, air cleaners, air conditioners, and power control panels.

Original Press Release:

High Power Rocker Switch Targets HVAC Applications

HARRISBURG, Pa - April 18, 2006 - Tyco Electronics recently developed a normally open half-rocker switch for use in HVAC furnace door applications. Known in the industry as a "tamper switch" the new product is intended for use in furnaces, air cleaners, air conditioners and power control panels. The new high power switch is rated for up to 21 A @ 125-250VAC or 3/4hp rated. In typical applications, the switch is used to deactivate or de-energize power to the furnace or machinery when access panels or covers are removed for maintenance or repair.

The switch is packaged in a small yet robust nylon 6/6 UL 94V-2 housing that incorporates .250 inch quick connect tabs for convenient connection to system wiring. The switch mechanism is rated for 6,000 cycles and features silver-tin oxide contacts. Actuation force for the switch is rated at 425g with a .345 inch actuator travel range. This product is UL approved and RoHS compliant.

High power tamper switches are priced between $.47 and $.93 depending on order quantity.

For more information on high power tamper switches, contact Tyco Electronics' technical support center at 1-800-522-6752 or send an e-mail to

About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting-edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit

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