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FA Series
Line Interrupt Push-Button Switches
Features
  • Double make contact
  • Snap-in panel mount
  • 2- or 3-circuit design
  • Barrier housing available
  • Mechanical life of 1,000,000 cycles minimum
FA Series
FA Series

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  Electrical Ratings
Switch
Series
VDE
Rating
UL1054
Rating
Electrical Life at Rated Load
According to VDE
(Min. Operations)
According to UL
(Min. Operations)
FA1
16(4)A, 250VAC
16A, 125/250VAC
6A, 30VDC
1A, 50VDC
50,000
100,000
FA2
10(3)A, 250VAC
10.1A, 125/250VAC,
3A, 30VDC
50,000
100,000
FA3
0.1(0.05)A, 250VAC
0.1A, 125/250VAC,
0.25A, 30VDC
50,000
100,000
FA4
Combined FA1 and FA3 ratings
50,000
100,000
FA5
Combined FA2 and FA3 ratings
50,000
100,000
FA6
0.1(0.05)A 250VAC
0.1A, 125/250VAC,
0.25A, 30VDC
50,000
100,000
FA7
Combined FA6 and FA8 ratings
50,000
100,000
FA8
16(4)A, 250VAC
16A, 125/250VAC
6A, 30VDC
1A, 50VDC
50,000
100,000
  Specifications
Electrical
Temperature Rating: -25° to +85°C
Flammability Rating: UL94V-O
Mechanical Life: 1,000,000 cycles minimum
Electrical Life: 100,000 cycles minimum at rated load
Materials
Base/Cover: Thermoplastic Nylon
Actuator Button: Thermoplastic Nylon
Guide: Thermoplastic Nylon
Coil Spring: Stainless Steel
Terminals: Silver-plated Copper (FA1, FA2)
Copper (FA3, FA6, FA8)
Blade: Silver-plated Copper (FA1, FA2)
Copper (FA3, FA6, FA8)
Contacts: Silver Alloy (FA1, FA2, FA6)
Silver Alloy, Gold-plated (FA3, FA8)
 
  Approvals
UL Approval DVE Approval SEMKO Approval
  Dimensions — 2-Circuit Switch
 2-Circuit  Housing Style "A"
Dimensions  2-Circuit "A"
  2-Circuit Housing Style "B"
Dimensions  2-circuit "B"
  2-Circuit Housing Style "C"
Dimensions  2-circuit "C"
  2-Circuit Panel Cutout
Panel Cutout 2-circuit

Inches (mm)

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  Dimensions — 3-Circuit Switch
  3-Circuit Housing Style "A"
Dimensions  3-Circuit "A"
  3-Circuit Housing Style "B"
Dimensions  3-circuit "B"
  3-Circuit Panel Cutout
Panel Cutout 3-circuit

Inches (mm)

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  Operating Characteristics
Switch
Type
Maximum
Operating
Force

(grams)
Rest
Position

inches
(mm)
Operating
Point

inches
(mm)
Min.
Over-Travel

inches
(mm)
  2-Circuit Design (FA1 through FA5)
-AA_ _
400
0.378±0.020
(9.6±0.5)
0.283±0.020
(7.2±0.5)
0.169
(4.3)
-AB_ _
600
0.378±0.020
(9.6±0.5)
0.283±0.020
(7.2±0.5)
0.169
(4.3)
-AC_ _
800
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  3-Circuit Design (FA6 through FA8)
-AB_ _
600
0.378±0.020
(9.6±0.5)
1A-1B, 2A-2B:
0.283±0.020
(7.2±0.5)
3A-3B:
0.244±0.020
(6.2±0.5)
0.130
(3.3)
  Ordering Information
FA
1
L
A
A
1 2
Series/
Prefix
FA
Code
Circuit
Current Rating
cULus
VDE
1
2

16A, 125/250VAC;
6A, 30VDC,
1A, 50VDC;

16(4)A,
250VAC
2
2
10.1A, 125/250VAC;
3A, 30VDC
10(3)A,
250VAC
3
2
0.1A, 125/250VAC;
0.25 A, 30VDC
0.1(0.05)A, 250VAC
4
2
Combines Codes 1 and 3
5
2
Combines Codes 2 and 3
6
3
0.1A, 125/250VAC;
0.25 A, 30VDC
0.1(0.05)A, 250VAC
7
3
Combines Codes 6 and 8
8
3
16A, 125/250VAC;
6A, 30VDC,
1A, 50VDC;
16(4)A,
250VAC
Code
Contact Configuration
L

100,000 cycles, UL
50,000 cycles, VDE

 
Code
Switch
Type
A
Basic Button
B
Actuator Barrier
(see drawing)
C
Actuator Barrier
(see drawing)

 

Code
         Operating
              Force
A
400 grams max.*
B
600 grams max.
C
800 grams max.
*Not available for 3-circuit switch
Code
Terminal Type
1

Quick Connect (QC)
0.187" x 0.032"
(4.75 x 0.51mm)*

2
Quick Connect (QC)
0.250" x 0.032"
(6.35 x 0.81mm)
3
Combines codes 1 & 2
*Not available on 16A switches.
Code
Circuitry
2

DPST
(N.O. x 2)*

3
SPST
(N.O. x 1)**
4
3PST
(N.O. x 3)

*Circuit 1A-1B &
3A-3Bavailable only
for FA6, FA7, FA8

**Circuit 1A-1B available only for FA1, FA2, FA3.
Circuit 2A-2B available only for FA6 and FA8.

               


Specifications subject to change without notice.