What is a Micro Switch?

So called “Micro Switches” have been around for many years and are made by a large variety of manufacturers.  While the Micro Switch trademark is owned by Honeywell (who did not invent it, merely purchased it...), it has become part of the vernacular and is often used to refer to any small form factor, snap action switch.

How does a Micro Switch Work?

The operation of a micro-switch is characterized by the fact that a very small force