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Micro Switches

Our Micro Switches are high quality and are suitable for a wide range of applications. They offer excellent performance, high reliability and long service life. They have been designed for footswitches, hand controls and joysticks. 

 Take a look at our Micro Switch Line Card for a full product overview.

Micro Switches

Micro Switches 

What is a micro switch?

As the name suggests, a micro switch is a very small switch. They are very sensitive switches and require only a minimum amount of pressure to activate. 

A micro switch is typically inexpensive and is a popular choice for applications on home appliances or on panels with small buttons, such as access control panels. Some of our micro switches are sealed to IP67 making them suitable for applications in wet environments. 

A micro switch has an actuator which, when compressed, moves the contacts into a required position, they often make an audible “click” when pressed to inform the use of activation. 

Micro switches have very long life and require virtually no maintenance making them a simple switching solution. 

Micro switch uses

Micro switches are well suited to the following applications; 


  • Turning devices on CCTV cameras
  • HVAC applications
  • Timer controls
  • Air conditioning units
  • Ice and water dispensing on refrigerators 
  • Rice cookers and microwave ovens 
  • Elevator buttons 
  • Trigger alarms to detect device dismounts 
  • Push buttons on alarm call points

Micro switches are used within many of our own products; footswitches, hand controls, pressure and vacuum switches. 

Micro Switches from Herga

All of our microswitches can be seen above, they come from our supplier Zippy. They come in a range of different sizes and with different connections. Most of them contain approvals including UL/cUL and ENEC.

To find out more about micro switches take a look at our blog posts 

For more information and to discuss your applications contact us. 

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