Finding the right tactile microswitch

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  1. imgod22222

    imgod22222 Member

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    Does anyone around here know of a tactile microswitch that would be impervious to bouncing (high-vibration environment) without any additional debounce hardware/software revision?
    Or any standards that switches may be certified to that define limits of vibration under which typical operation can be expected?
    The purpose is a drop-in replacement in a Mobius Actioncam I have. It's mounted on a motorbike and gets a lot of shake from the road, sometimes inadvertently turning it off.
     
  2. @rt

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    I would say just about any of the standard microswitches as long as they stay engaged.
    A particular part used in Volvo trucks is Honeywell branded (still made in China).
    They will all have high speed contact bounce for a period when engaged.
     
  3. 2xCPU

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    Because of the 'over-centre' design, micro-switch are pretty immune to bounce, but in a high vibration environment, nothing mechanical lasts as well as it might.

    Suggest you look at solid state micro-switches.

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