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161 ribbon switches have special physical properties that allow them to be curved laterally to a 30 inch radius when used in a sensing edge housing. They can also be inserted in a heavy-duty rubber sheath (Type 161-FSA), or used unsheathed (Type 161-FS).
Ribbon switch actuation force:
8 oz. (2 N) unsheathed.
80 oz. (22 N) in rubber sheath.
Mounting is by means of double-faced tape. Length is cut to customer requirements.
• Custom switch lengths
• Custom lead lengths
• Fail-Safe leads
• Air leak test
• Adhesive backing
|Ribbon Switch Type||Double-Faced Tape|
|Actuation Force:||8 oz. (2 N) unsheathed
80 oz. (22 N) in RBMA sheath
|Bending Radius:||Do not bend without housing|
|Exterior Covering:||PVC for switch, EPDM for RBMA sheath|
Black (RBMA sheath)
|Lead Wire:||#18 AWG, 6 ft. (1.8 M) long|
|Dimensions:||161-FS - 9/16 in. wide, 5/32 in. high (14.3 mm x 4.0 mm)
161-FSA - 1-3/4 in. wide, 1/2 in. high (44.5 mm x 12.7 mm)
|Recommended Voltage & Current:||24 VAC or VDC at 1 amp max.|
|Dielectric Resistance:||1000 VAC for 2 minutes|