You can get different types of plunger switches from Lee Electric
or any electrical supply house that carries theirs or equivalent
products. The recessed closet door switches can be obtained with
either normally open or normally closed contacts. You can print
out a picture and show it to a salesman at any electrical supply
company and they'll know what you are looking for. You need to
specify open or closed contacts for when the door is open. Lee
Electric has a catalog in PDF format that you can download that
will show you the specs and pictures of the different switches.
Yep, that switch is hard to find at RS. They used to carry it on the card
wall, but no more.
You're talking about the 'pin switch' that is a screw in cylinder that when
the pin is pressed, it doesn't ground out. When the door opens, the switch
I have a remote start on one of my cars, and that was use as the hood
interlock switch. I went EVERYWHERE local looking for one when it broke.
For a while I left it disconnected so my remote start would work.
Anyway, one day I swung into one of those 'car stereo' stores along the
highway that also had a sign up that they install remote starters and they
had a whole drawer of the things. Reasonably priced too.
I did find them online at one the remote starter web sites, but they were
just plain on drugs for what they wanted for the things, and they had a huge
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