Pushbuttons

A pushbutton switch requires a downward pressure to activate or deactivate a circuit. They typically provide a simple on-off function, although double-throw (on-on) and multi-pole variants are also available. Their switching action can be maintained (latching) or momentary (returning to their original position once pressure is removed). We offer a wide range of pushbutton styles and shapes with panel and/or pcb-mounting options. Some are also available with LED illumination and a choice of cap and lens colours.

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7A Series – Sealed Snap-Acting Pushbutton Switches

The 7A series of sealed snap-acting pushbuttons from Dailywell are single or double pole switches with double-throw operation and momentary action. Electrically rated to 3A at 120VAC/28VDC, 1A at 250VAC and 0.4VA at max 20VAC/DC (gold terminals) with a mechanical life of 50,000 cycles and an IP rating of IP67.

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7M Series – Snap-Acting Pushbutton Switches

The 7M series of snap-acting pushbuttons from Dailywell are single or double pole switches with double-throw operation and momentary action. Electrically rated to 3A at 120VAC/28VDC, 1A at 250VAC and 0.4VA at max 20VAC/DC (gold terminals) with a mechanical life of 50,000 cycles.

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8A Series – Sealed Pushbutton Switches

The 8A series of sealed pushbuttons from Dailywell are single or double pole switches with single or double throw (single pole only) operation  and momentary action. Electrically rated to 3A at 120VAC/28VDC, 1A at 250VAC or 0.4VA at max 20VAC/DC (gold terminals) with a mechanical life of 50,000 cycles, they are sealed to withstand automated soldering and cleaning processes.

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8B Series – Surface Mount Sealed Sub-Miniature pushbutton switches (SMT)

The 8B series of sealed sub-miniature pushbuttons from Dailywell are single pole switches with single or double-throw operation and momentary action. Electrically rated to 3A at 120VAC/28VDC, 1A at 250VAC and 0.4VA at max 20VAC/DC (gold terminals) with a mechanical life of 50,000 cycles and an IP rating of IP67.

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8M Series – Sub-Miniature Pushbutton Switches

The 8M series of sub-miniature pushbuttons from Dailywell are single or double pole switches with single or double (single pole only) throw operation and momentary action. Electrically rated to 3A at 120VAC/28VDC, 1A at 250VAC and 0.4VA at max 20VAC/DC (gold terminals) with a mechanical life of 50,000 cycles.

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8ML Series – Latching Sub-Miniature Pushbutton Switches

The 8ML series of latching sub-miniature pushbuttons from Dailywell are single pole switches with double-throw operation and latching action. Electrically rated to 3A at 120VAC/28VDC, 1A at 250VAC and 0.4VA at max 20VAC/DC (gold terminals) with an electrical life of 6,000 cycles.

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8U Series – Sealed Ultra-Miniature Pushbutton Switches

The 8U series of sealed ultra-miniature pushbuttons from Dailywell are single or double pole switches with single or double-throw operation and momentary action. Electrically rated to 0.4VA at max 20VAC/DC with a mechanical life of 40,000 cycles and an IP rating of IP67.

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AK Series – Pushbutton Switch

The AK series of pushbuttons from Dailywell are single pole switches with double-throw operation and momentary action. Based upon Dailywell’s 7A series of pushbuttons, however, sealed to an IP rating of IP65 and with a higher max amperage of 6A.

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DPR Series – Combined Pushbutton, DC Jack and Reset Switch

The DPR series of combined 3 in 1 switches from Dailywell incorporate a DC power jack, pushbutton and reset switch into one unit measuring 20.8mm x 21mm with a depth of 10.7mm. The DPR series is designed in a side by side format with PCB terminals for surface mounting with a 6.3mm diameter DC jack home and 3mm diameter reset keyhole.

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E/F6 Series – Panel Mount Pushbutton Switches

The E/F6 series of panel mount pushbuttons from ZF are single pole switches with double-throw operation and momentary or push-pull actions. Available with a choice of 6 actuator functions and a mechanical life of 50,000 cycles.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pushbutton Switches

A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, which is designed to complete or disconnect an electrical circuit when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches are used in a huge variety of applications, including white goods, lift controls, keyboards and industrial machinery.

The term “push button” usually refers to a style of switch, where the internal contacts make or break an electrical circuit when the button actuator is pressed or released.

A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).A pushbutton is a simple type of switch, where the spring-loaded internal contacts change state (switch) when the actuator is pressed. Pushbutton switches can have a momentary or latching action, and the switching function can be normally-open (also known as push-to-make), normally-closed (push-to-break) or changeover (containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts).

A momentary pushbutton switch has one or more internal springs which return the actuator (or button) to its normal rest position when no force is being applied to it. As the button is pressed or released the electrical contacts within the switch change state from Off to On or vice versa, thereby switching one or more electrical circuits on or off.