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Klixon® Precision Switches
Ideal for Extremely Harsh And Demanding Environments



Precision Pressure Switches

Hermetically sealed
Excellent shock and vibration resistance
Switching up to 4 amps
Optimal for low level circuits
Temperature range between -275°F and 450°F
Lightweight
30 VDC
Single and multiple pole designs available
Small, axi–symmetric design for robustness and reliability
Various mounting configurations for custom applications
Sealed and unsealed pushbuttons options
Available side plate designs for narrow width applications
Proven, reliable performance and long life
MIL-S-8805 qualification option

Klixon hermetic miniature and sub–miniature snap–action switches are ideal for extremely harsh and demanding environments as found in aircraft, military, aerospace, and aircraft engines applications.

Klixon’s precision hermetic switches have been used for over 40 years in a wide range of applications, and can be found on virtually all commercial and military aircraft, as well as various space vehicles and satellites worldwide.

We offer a wide choice of precision switches ideally suited for rugged applications. Sensata Technologies also manufactures a hermetically sealed snap–acting pressure switch line for applications in aerospace and electronics where high reliability and resistance to severe environments is essential.

45–600 psia actuation pressures
Small and lightweight
High vibration and shock resistance
Corrosion resistant stainless steel construction
Snap–action switching
Available in standard or custom configurations



APPLICATIONS
Hermetic switches are used for position indication in applications such as:

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Aircraft landing gear and helicopter weight-on-wheels
Valve position indication in aircraft engines and APU’s
Aircraft environmental control systems and engine controls
Aircraft flight control surfaces
Stores away (munitions)
Door stairway indication
Brake controls
Parachute openers
Bomb racks and ejectors
APUs
Satellite panel indication and satellite arm indication
Pilot ejection seats
Missile launchers
Thrust reversers
Explosive actuators
EVA equipment
IUS platform
Hydraulic / servo controls
Engine valve indication
Gearboxes
Warhead safety circuits
Weapon firing systems and trigger switches
Rocket motor controls
Space station
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Klixon
Precision hermetic switches are also known as:
* Aerospace switches
* Aircraft switches
* Hermetic switches
* Limit switches
* Military switches
* Position switches
* Miniature switches
* Sensitive switches
* Switches
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  APPROVALS
  * MIL-S-8805
  * Space Station
  * Various space, weapons,
    military and commercial
    aircraft OEMs
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