This Linemaster 81SH12 Vanguard 20 amp, 125V, 1 HP / 20 amp, 250V, 2 HP foot switch has an air bulb actuator and an 8' cord leading to a remote snap switch equipped with a bulkhead mount for connecting with spas or other electrical devices. It is suitable for applications in wet environments in which hands-free power activation is needed. The air bulb actuator allows users to step on the pedal to activate the remote electric snap switch, which can be located up to 30' away, for hands-free, on-and-off power without the risk of shock. It has momentary operation for quick-release termination. This foot switch has a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) actuating bulb for durability and resistance to corrosion, and the 8', 1/8" reinforced PVC tubing protects the cord connecting the foot pedal to the remote air switch. It has a non-skid base for stability on smooth floors, and two grommet holes for mounting to the floor or equipment. The remote switch is equipped with bulkhead mounting provisions for connecting to the appliance to be controlled. This foot switch meets Canadian and United States Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards for quality assurance and meets European Conformity (CE) product compliance safety standards. An aluminum base plate is available for this product (contact manufacturer). This air bulb actuated foot switch is suitable for use with spas and jetted baths, or other equipment in wet environments.
|Output||20 amp, 125V / 20 amp, 250V|
|HP||1 or 2|
|Mounting||2 grommet holes|
|Cord||8', 1/8" cord|
|Circuitry||SPDT, Form C contact|
|Unit weight||0.5 lb.|
|Dimensions||1.26 x 4.59 x 2.77" (H x W x D)|
|Operating temperature||10 to 120 degrees F|
*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Foot switches are used to turn on and off electrical devices and may also provide control over the device's speed and mode of operation. They come with up to three pedals and can have a maintained, momentary, variable, or anti-trip switch action. For maintained action switches, one press of the pedal controls the power, whereas momentary action switches require constant pressure on the pedal for power. Variable action switches (also called foot potentiometers) function similarly to momentary action switches, but also provide control over the connected device's operating speed. Anti-trip action switches require users to release a safety latch before pressing down for momentary action. Foot switches vary in their contact specifications, amp ratings, plugs and receptacles, and material construction to suit different applications, device amperages, plug configurations, and environments. Foot switches are commonly used with power tools, sewing machines, musical instruments, dental equipment, and lighting, and in the construction, laboratory, production, and medical fields, among others.
Linemaster Switch Company manufactures electromechanical, pneumatic, digital, linear Hall effect, and wireless foot switches for use in the industrial, medical, computer, and musical fields, among others. The company, founded in1952, is headquartered in Woodstock, Connecticut, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 standards.