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E Series
Double-Pole Panel Mount Pushbutton Switches
Features
  • Choice of Momentary, Push-Pull (reset) and Cheat Interlock switches
  • Snap-in panel mounting
  • Long-life coil spring, snap-action mechanism
  • Agency approved extended-life versions available
  • VDE approval available on select models (F Series)
  • Various terminal forms available (consult factory)
E Series
E Series - Single Pole

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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 VDE
(Min. Operations)
According to UL
(Min. Operations)
E75
N/A
16A, 125/250VAC; 1/3HP, 125/250VAC
0.1A VAC, 0.1A VDC (optional)
mixed ratings available upon request
N/A
6,000*
E77
0.1(0.05)A, 125VAC
10(4)A, 250VAC
0.1A, 125VAC; 10A, 1/3HP, 125/250VAC
N/A
6,000*
E78
0.1(0.05)A, 125VAC
0.1A, 125VAC
N/A
6,000*
E79
10(4)A, 250VAC
10A, 125/250VAC; 1/3HP, 125/250VAC
N/A
6,000*
F77
0.1(0.05)A, 125VAC
10(4)A, 250VAC
0.1A, 125VAC; 10A, 1/3HP, 125/250VAC
50,000
6,000*
F78
0.1(0.05)A, 125VAC
0.1A, 125VAC
50,000
6,000*
F79
10(4)A, 250VAC
10A, 125/250VAC; 1/3HP, 125/250VAC
50,000
6,000*
*Indicates 100K life available.
  Specifications
Electrical
Temperature Rating: -40° to +85°C
Flammability Rating: UL94V-O
Materials
Case: Thermoplastic Polyester (Double pole Vandar®)
Actuating Button: Thermoplastic Acetal (Valox® used on International versions)
Terminals: Brass*
Moving Blade: Beryllium Copper
Spring: Stainless Steel
Contacts: Silver Cadium oxide (E65, E69, F69)
Gold Crosspoint (E68, F68, E77, F77)
*Common terminals are plated — the remaining two terminals are not plated.
  Approvals   International Versions
UL Approval DVE Approval
 
(optional)

Switch prefix for VDE approved switches must be “F”. Example: E78-30A becomes F78-30A.

Standard terminals for VDE applications are
0.187" x 0.032" (4.75mm x 0.81mm).

  Dimensions

E Series Dimensions

Inches (mm)

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E Series Panel Cutout

         Inches

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  Terminals

Standard terminals for this switch series are:
0.187" x 0.020" (4.75mm x 0.51mm) for up to 10 amps, and
0.250" x 0.032" (6.35mm x 0.81mm) for 16 amps.

Standard terminals for VDE applications are
0.187" x 0.032" (4.75mm x 0.81mm).

Consult factory for non-standard terminal options.

  Actuator Detail   Auxiliary Button

”A” dimension = full overtravel position (see table below)

Basic Momentary Actuator Push-Pull Actuator Dual Action Actuator - Momentary Short Button Momentary Actuator Actuator for Auxiliary Buttons
Dual Action Actuator - Cheat Interlock

–50A has actuator with special shaft to accept auxiliary push buttons for manual actuation.

  Actuator Specifications
Actuator
Code
Switch
Type
Action
Rest
Position

inches
(mm)
Max.
Pre-Travel

inches
(mm)
Operating
 Point
*
inches
(mm)
Min.
Over-Travel

inches
(mm)

Max.
Movement
Differential

inches
(mm)

Maximum
Operating
  Force
**
(g)
Max. Full
Over-Travel
Position

inches
(mm)
–00A
-00A Type
Basic Momentary
Action
0.845–0.905
(21.46–22.99)
0.125
(3.18)
0.720–0.820
(18.29–20.83)
0.375
(9.53)
0.075
(1.91)
680
0.400
(10.16)
–20A
-20A Type
Push-Pull (Reset)
0.920–0.980
(22.37–24.89)
0.155
(3.81)
0.800–0.900
(20.32–22.86)
0.300
(7.62)
0.075
(1.91)
510
0.500
(12.70)
–30A
-30A Type
Momentary
0.730–0.790
(18.54–20.07)
0.125
(3.18)
0.610–0.710
(15.49–18.03)
0.100
(2.54)
0.075
(1.91)
757
0.520
(13.21)
“Cheat Interlock”
(Pull out to lock)
0.730–0.790
(18.54–20.07)
0.125
(3.18)
0.800–0.900
(20.32–22.86)
0.050
(1.27)
0.090
(2.29)
800
0.980
(24.89)
–40A
-40A Type
Short Button Momentary
0.420–0.480
(10.67–12.19)
0.125
(3.18)
0.300–0.400
(7.62–10.16)
0.175
(4.45)
0.075
(1.91)
680
0.125
(3.18)
–50A
-50A Type
For Auxiliary
Push Button
0.420–0.480
(10.67–12.19)
0.125
(3.18)
0.300–0.400
(7.62–10.16)
0.175
(4.45)
0.075
(1.91)
680
0.125
(3.18)
*Measured above reference line. Refer to dimensional drawing above.
**Operating Forces listed above are for E78/E79 switches only. E75 Operating Force: 921 grams max. for momentary switches.
†Dual function switch: Push in to operate in normal momentary mode and pull out for maintained action.
  Circuitry

Double throw (DPDT) and single throw normally opened or normally closed (DPST NO and DPST NC) versions are available.

To order DPDT, use "0" before the final "A" in part number.
For DPST NO, use "1"; for DPST NC use "2".

Example:
E78–30A = DPDT
E78–31A = DPST NO
E78–32A = DPST NC
 

  PART NUMBERS COMMONLY STOCKED IN DISTRIBUTION
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E7800A
E7830A
E7840A
E7900A
E7930A
E7940A
F7930A
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 actuator type and circuitry you require.
(Switch prefix for VDE approved switches must be “F”)

Example:
E75–00A = 16A, with basic momentary action actuator, DPDT
E78–21A = 0.1A, with push-pull (reset) actuator, DPST NO
F79–32A = 10A, VDE approved/International version, with dual action actuator, DPST NC
 

Specifications subject to change without notice.