Slow Vibration Sensor Switch (Hard to trigger)

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The "poor man's" accelerometer/motion sensor! These spring-vibration switches are low sensitivity non-directional vibration induced trigger switches. Inside is a stiff spring coiled around a long metal pin. When the switch is moved, the spring touches the center pole to make contact. So, when there's motion, the two pins will act like a closed switch. When everything is still, the switch is open. Great for basic projects and wearables!

We also have a version with a less stiff spring which makes it a little easier to trigger, and a version with a very soft spring which makes it much easier to trigger!

Technical Details

Electrical characteristics:

  • Maximum Voltage: 12V
  • Contact Resistance: <10 ohm
  • Contact Time: 2 ms
  • Maximum Current: 20mA
  • Insulation Resistance: >10M ohm
  • Temperature Range: -40 to 80ºC
  • Operating lifespan: 100,000 cycles
  • Diameter: 5mm/0.2"
  • Height (w/ pins): 21mm/0.8"
  • Height (w/o pins): 11mm/0.4"
  • Weight: 0.30g

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