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Customized 12V Push Button Switch with wires and 2.54mm Terminals

Professional Customized Pushbutton Switches

FILN Pushbutton Switches Practical Examples

FILN Button Switch Company has customized a 12V push button switch with symbols for a client from Bulgaria. The Bulgarian client is a design company specializing in customized solutions, and this time, their client is an audio company. The audio company requested a new audio display rack design, requiring two 12V momentary push button switches. Consequently, the client reached out to several Chinese button companies, including FILN Button Switch Company.

The client had no prior experience with button switches, having previously used only circuit board touch buttons. For this project, they needed mechanical 12V illuminated push button switches in white color, specifically cold white. They sought buttons with a smaller size, around 12mm, often referred to as small 12V push button switches.

Despite FILN Button Switch Company primarily offering larger products, our recommended 19mm 12V push button switches to the client, along with providing images of the entire product’s effect. The client was highly impressed, especially considering FILN’s extensive experience with customers in the audio display rack industry. As per FILN’s suggestion, they offered 12V push button starter switches with soldered wires and terminals, facilitating easy integration into the client’s products.

Originally, the client intended to laser engrave symbols onto the buttons. However, FILN suggested engraving the symbols directly onto the button surface, allowing them to illuminate when the 12V LED push button switches were powered, ensuring clear visibility.

After two days of discussion, FILN Button Switch Company completed the customization and promptly shipped samples to the client via DHL. The client tested the samples and expressed full satisfaction, proceeding to place an order.

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Understanding the Functionality of 12v Push Button Switches

12v push button switches are ubiquitous in various industries and electronic projects. These switches, as the name suggests, are designed to operate at a voltage of 12 volts. They offer a simple yet effective way to control the flow of electricity in a circuit with just a push of a button.

Explaining the Purpose

The primary function of a 12v push button switch is to establish or interrupt the electrical connection in a circuit when the button is pressed or released, respectively. This makes them ideal for applications where manual control is required, such as turning on lights, activating motors, or triggering alarms.

Types of 12v Push Button Switches

The 12V push button switch can serve two functions: 12V latching push button switch, where pressing locks the switch in the on position, and pressing again releases it, and 12V illuminated momentary push button switch, where pressing activates the switch, and releasing deactivates it.

There are several types of 12v push button switches available, each designed for specific purposes. Some common types include momentary, latching, illuminated, and waterproof push button switches. Momentary switches only maintain the connection while the button is pressed, while latching switches toggle between on and off states with each press.

Applications of 12v Push Button Switches

12v push button switches find extensive use across various industries and projects due to their versatility and reliability. Some notable applications include:

  • Automotive Industry
  • In automobiles, 12v push button switches are often used for functions like starting the engine, controlling windows, or activating auxiliary lights. Their compact size and ease of use make them an ideal choice for automotive applications.
  • Electronics Projects
  • DIY enthusiasts and electronic hobbyists frequently incorporate 12v push button switches into their projects for tasks such as controlling LED lights, arming/disarming security systems, or creating user interfaces for electronic devices.
  • Industrial Machinery
  • In industrial settings, 12v push button switches serve as vital components in machinery control panels. They provide operators with a convenient way to start/stop equipment, initiate emergency shutdowns, or switch between different operating modes.
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Factors to Consider When Choosing a 12v Push Button Switch

When selecting a 12v push button switch for your project or application, several factors need to be taken into account to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

  • Durability
  • Durability is a crucial consideration, especially for applications subjected to frequent use or harsh environments. Look for switches constructed from high-quality materials like stainless steel or rugged thermoplastics, capable of withstanding mechanical stress and environmental factors such as moisture, dust, and temperature fluctuations.
  • Waterproofing
  • For outdoor or marine applications, waterproofing is essential to prevent water ingress and corrosion, which can compromise the switch’s performance and lifespan. Opt for switches with IP67 or higher ratings, indicating resistance to water immersion at specified depths and durations.
  • Size and Shape
  • The size and shape of the switch should be compatible with the mounting location and ergonomic requirements of the application. Consider factors such as panel space availability, button size for easy operation, and aesthetics to ensure seamless integration into the design.

Installation Process of 12v Push Button Switches

Installing a 12v push button switch requires careful attention to detail to ensure proper functionality and safety. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

Tools Required

Gather the necessary tools and materials, including wire strippers, soldering iron, heat shrink tubing, screwdriver, and the 12v push button switch itself.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Prepare the Circuit: Before installation, disconnect the power source to prevent electrical shock. Plan the circuit layout, ensuring proper wiring connections and polarity alignment.
  2. Mounting the Switch: Choose a suitable location on the panel or enclosure for mounting the push button switch. Drill holes according to the switch dimensions and secure it in place using mounting hardware.
  3. Wiring Connections: Strip the insulation from the wire ends and solder them to the terminals of the push button switch. Ensure proper polarity and secure the connections with heat shrink tubing or terminal blocks.
  4. Insulation and Testing: Insulate exposed wires with electrical tape or heat shrink tubing to prevent short circuits. Reconnect the power source and test the switch functionality to verify correct operation.
  5. Final Adjustment: Adjust the switch actuation force or travel distance if necessary to achieve the desired tactile feedback and responsiveness.

Maintenance Tips for 12v Push Button Switches

To ensure reliable performance and longevity of your 12v push button switches, regular maintenance is essential. Here are some maintenance tips to follow:

Cleaning Methods

Periodically clean the switch housing and button surface using a soft, dry cloth to remove dust, dirt, and debris. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or solvents that may damage the switch finish or internal components.

Inspection Frequency

Perform routine visual inspections of the switch for signs of wear, corrosion, or loose connections. Check for smooth button operation and responsiveness, and promptly address any issues to prevent further damage.

Stay tuned for more information on common issues and troubleshooting tips for 12v push button switches in the next section.

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About FILN

FILN is a professional button switch manufacturer with its own button switch factory and button switch R&D team. The company currently has more than 180 employees and has introduced multiple sets of button switch automated production equipment to ensure button production capacity.

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