Magnetic Door Switch – Normally Open
This simple door switch is based on a magnet and a reed switch. The magnet and the reed switch are both encased in ABS plastic with handy mounting holes. These sensors are commonly seen in consumer alarm systems and make an ideal addition to any Arduino or Raspberry Pi based alarm system, door monitor, etc.
The reed switch is simply a magnetic activated switch, as long as a magnet is close to it the reed switch will remain closed. This switch should close when the included magnet is within 15mm of the switch. Once the magnet is removed, the switch opens, breaking the circuit. The reed switch can handle a maximum of 100mA and a maximum of 200VDC.
Each half of the sensor can be mounted with the included adhesive backing. Alternatively, there are also screw holes. The mounting holes are 18.2mm apart (measured center to center) on both the sensor and the magnet. The housings for both the sensor and the magnet 27.5 x 13.6 x 9mm each, with the sensor including a 300mm wire leads.
If you need the opposite logic, we also carry a Normally Closed version as well.
- 1 x Magnetic Door Switch - Normally Open
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TutorialProduct Tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-12-sensing-movement
This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.
This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery for a store credit. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.
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