Ribbon Switches 161-FS & 161-FSA

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

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Ribbon Switch Type Double-Faced Tape
161-FS (unsheathed) Yes
161-FSA (sheathed) Yes

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
Color: Beige (switch)
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