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E Series
Miniature Snap-Action Switches
Features
  •  8 current ratings AC
  •  3 current ratings DC
  •  Choice of actuator styles
  •  Choice of terminals
  •  3 contact arrangements
  •  Long-life coil spring mechanism
  •  Agency approved extended life versions
  •  High-temperature versions available
E Series
E Series - Miniature

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E Series Cutaway

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  Electrical Ratings
Switch
Series
EN61058
Rating
UL1054
Rating
Electrical Life at Rated Load
According to UL
(Min. Operations)
E21
N/A
0.1A, 125VAC (0.25A, 30VDC optional)
6,000**
E22
N/A
3A, 125/250VAC
   1/10HP, 250VAC (0.1A, 125VDC optional)
6,000
E23
N/A
5A, 1/4HP, 125/250VAC
6,000
E31
N/A
1A, 125VAC
6,000
E33
N/A
10A, 1/2HP, 125/250VAC (6A, 30VDC optional)
6,000**
E34
N/A
15A, 1/2HP, 125/250VAC
6,000*
E35
N/A
20.1A, 1/2HP, 125/250VAC
6,000
E36
N/A
25A, 125/250VAC; 1HP, 125VAC; 2HP, 250VAC
6,000
* Indicates 100K life available for AC versions only.
** Indicates 100K life available for AC and DC versions.
  Specifications
Electrical
Temperature Rating: -40° to +85°C (130°C and 150°C optional, except E36)
Flammability Rating: UL94HB
Materials
Case: General Purpose Phenolic
Actuating Button: Thermoplastic Acetal
Common Terminals: Silver-Plated Brass (E21, E22, E23, E31, E33, E34, E35)
Silver-Plated Copper (E36)
NO & NC Terminals: Brass (E21, E22, E23, E31, E33, E34, E35)
Copper (E36)
Moving Blade: Brass (E21, E22, E23)
Silver-Plated Beryllium Copper (E31, E33, E34, E35, E36)
Spring: Stainless Steel
Auxiliary Actuator: Cold-Rolled Steel (Nickel-Plated)
(except E21 and E22 — Aluminum])
Roller: Sintered Stainless Steel
Contacts: Silver Alloy (except E21 and E31 — Gold Crosspoint)
  Approvals
UL CSA
 
E34 and E35 only
 
  Dimensions — Standard Force
E Standard Force Dimensions

Inches (mm)

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Part Numbers with -50N (top) and -90N (bottom) Suffixes

-50N and -90N Dimensions

Inches (mm)

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  Dimensions — Light Force
E Light Force Dimensions

Inches (mm)

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Part Numbers with -50NX (top) and -90NX (bottom) Suffixes

-50NX and -90NX Dimensions

Inches (mm)

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  Terminals
Terminal
Type
Dimensions
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Part Number Suffix
Operating
Force
SPDT
SPST NO
SPST NC
 QC (Quick Connect)
 0.187" (4.75mm)
QC 0.187 Terminal
Standard
–00A
–01A
–02A
Light
–00AX
–01AX
–02AX
 Screw
Screw Terminal
Standard
–10A
–11A
–12A
Light
–10AX
–11AX
–12AX
 Solder
Solder Terminal
Standard
–20A
–21A
–22A
Light
–20AX
–21AX
–22AX
 Short Solder
Short Solder Terminal
Standard
–30A
–31A
–32A
Light
–30AX
–31AX
–32AX
 QC (Quick Connect)
 0.250" (6.35mm)
QC .250 Terminal
Standard
–40A
–41A
–42A
Light
–40AX
–41AX
–42AX
Note: 0.187" Quick Connect terminals are standard. Normally, to order screw terminals add 10 to suffix number. To order solder terminals add 20 to suffix number and to order 0.250" Q.C. terminals add 40 to suffix number.
Exception: When ordering -55HX, -75HX, -75KX or -85HX switches with screw, solder or 0.250" QC terminals, consult factory.
Note: E35 and E36 only available with 0.250" (6.35mm) QC terminals.

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  Actuators

Many special forms and lengths of actuators are available. Standard type integral hinged lever and roller actuators are available in choice of 2 mounting positions. Actuation lengths are dimensioned from centerline of switch mounting hole as shown.

Auxiliary Actuators

Inches (mm)

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  Actuator Specifications
0.793±0.058
(20.14±1.47)
Actuator
Type
Switch
Type
Maximum Operating Force (grams)
Max.
Pre-Travel

inches
(mm)
Operating
  Point*

inches
(mm)
Min.
Over-Travel

inches
(mm)
Max.
Movement Differential

inches
(mm)
Actuation
 Length**

inches
(mm)
E21, E22
E23, E31
E33
E34
E35
E36
Standard Force
–00A
75
170
285
400
N/A
N/A
0.047
(1.19)
0.578±0.020
(14.68±0.51)
0.050
(1.27)
0.010
(0.25)
N/A
–00H
75
170
285
400
N/A
N/A
0.062
(1.57)
0.600±0.020
(15.24±0.51)
0.050
(1.27)
0.016
(0.41)
0.865
(21.97)
–50H
35
86
144
200
N/A
N/A
0.125
(3.18)
0.600±0.045
(15.24±1.14)
0.085
(2.16)
0.030
(0.76)
1.400
(35.56)
–50HL
20
51
86
120
N/A
N/A
0.220
(5.59)
0.600±0.075
(15.24±1.91)
0.130
(3.30)
0.040
(1.02)
1.580
(40.13)
–00K
75
170
285
400
N/A
N/A
0.047
(1.19)
0.806±0.030
(20.47±0.76)
0.040
(1.02)
0.010
(0.25)
0.810
(20.57)
–50K
35
86
144
200
N/A
N/A
0.125
(3.18)
0.806±0.045
(20.47±1.14)
0.085
(2.16)
0.030
(0.76)
1.340
(34.04)
–50KL
25
51
86
120
N/A
N/A
0.200
(5.08)
0.806±0.075
(20.47±1.91)
0.120
(3.05)
0.040
(1.02)
1.516
(38.51)
–50P
35
86
144
200
N/A
N/A
0.125
(3.18)
1.045±0.045
(26.54±1.14)
0.085
(2.16)
0.030
(0.76)
1.340
(34.04)
–50N
35
86
144
200
N/A
N/A
0.175
(4.45)
0.600±0.045
(15.24±1.14)
0.065
(1.65)
0.030
(0.76)
1.382
(35.10)
–90N
35
86
144
200
N/A
N/A
0.125
(3.18)
0.085
(2.16)
0.030
(0.76)
1.289
(32.74)
Light Force
–00AX
15
45
75
100
N/A
N/A
0.047
(1.19)
0.578±0.020
(14.68±0.51)
0.050
(1.27)
0.010
(0.25)
N/A
–00HX
15
45
75
100
N/A
N/A
0.062
(1.57)
0.600±0.020
(15.24±0.51)
0.050
(1.27)
0.016
(0.41)
0.865
(21.97)
–50HX
8
22
37
50
N/A
N/A
0.125
(3.18)
0.600±0.045
(15.24±1.14)
0.085
(2.16)
0.030
(0.76)
1.400
(35.56)
–75HX
5
14
22
30
N/A
N/A
0.220
(5.59)
0.600±0.075
(15.24±1.91)
0.130
(3.30)
0.040
(1.02)
1.580
(40.13)
–50KX
8
22
37
50
N/A
N/A
0.125
(3.18)
0.806±0.045
(20.47±1.14)
0.085
(2.16)
0.030
(0.76)
1.340
(34.04)
–75KX
5
14
22
30
N/A
N/A
0.200
(5.08)
0.806±0.075
(20.47±1.91)
0.120
(3.05)
0.040
(1.02)
1.516
(38.51)
–55HX
4
10
17
22
N/A
N/A
0.300
(7.62)
0.600±0.100
(15.24±2.54)
0.187
(4.75)
0.065
(1.65)
2.757
(70.03)
–85HX
2
6
10
13
N/A
N/A
0.500
(12.70)
0.600±0.175
(15.24±4.45)
0.312
(7.92)
0.100
(2.54)
2.932
(74.47)
–50NX
8
22
37
50
65
112
0.175
(4.45)
0.600±0.045
(15.24±1.14)
0.065
(1.65)
0.030
(0.76)
1.382
(35.10)
–90NX
8
22
37
50
65
112
0.125
(3.18)
0.793±0.058
(20.14±1.47)
0.085
(2.16)
0.030
(0.76)
1.289
(32.74)
–40AX
 
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
120
220
0.070
(1.78)
0.557±0.020
(14.15±0.51)
0.035
(0.89)
0.010
(0.25)
N/A
*Measured above reference line. Refer to dimensional drawings above.
**Actuator tolerance ± 0.031 inches (0.79mm)
†Only available with 85°C temperature rating.
Note: E35 and E36 available in light force only.
  Circuitry   Mounting

Contact arrangement available in choice of single pole double throw (SPDT) or single pole single throw (SPST), either normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC). In general normally open may be specified by changing suffix number from 00 to 01 and normally closed by changing suffix number to 02.

Recommended mounting screw size: #4-40 round head.
Recommended torque on screw: 3 inch lbs. max.

  PART NUMBERS COMMONLY STOCKED IN DISTRIBUTION
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E2100AX
E2100K
E2150H
E2200AX
E2200K
E2250HX
E2250K
E2250KL
E2255HX
E2285HX
E2300A
E2300K
E2350H
E2350K
E2355HX
E2385HX
E3300A
E3300AX
E3300K
E3350H
E3350HL
E3350K
E3385HX
E3400A
E3400K
E3420A
E3450HX
E3450K
E3455HX
E3485HX
These part numbers offer advantages in lower minimum order quantity and typically shorter lead times.
  Ordering Information

Select the current rating you need. Combine the corresponding Series/Prefix number with the appropriate suffix number for the switch type, circuitry and terminals you require.

Part Number Example:

E23-41AX = E23 Series 5 amp, without actuator, SPST NO,
with .250 inch QC Terminals, Light Operating Force

Specifications subject to change without notice.