- High quality of crust material such as stainless steel 304
- Shell lathe technology and complete process for ISO9001
- Compositive silver contact is over 87%, silver contact is 99.9%
How To Customize Your 10mm Push Button Switch?
Langir Push button switch come in different sizes and configurations. Langir 10mm push button switch is probably very tiny switch which you can have from our wide range of push button switch.
Despite being small, the mini push button switch makes for a great choice for devices with a limited size. Ideally, it would make a great push button switch to operate on and off functions.
Our 10mm push button switch is also made of high-quality stainless steel. Although customization is possible, at present, we only allow clients to choose other materials with a set number of minimum quality.
Customizing the head may also be limited because of its small size. With a 6.5mm diameter, only a high flat head is accepted for a 10mm push button switch. Still, you can modify your 10mm push button electrical according to illumination.
Whether you want one with ring illumination or none, we can make it for you. Langir considers customer satisfaction at the top of its priorities.
If there is more you need to add or modify with our 10mm push button switch, you can share with us your preferences and specifications, and we’ll go through each detail.
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Langir 10mm Push Button Switch
If you are looking for tiny push button switch, Langir will be your number 1 choice.
10mm push button switch is quite small, but it also can be made with ring illuminated, certainly you can choose non-illumination. For 10mm pushbutton switch, the diameter for the head is only 6.5mm, thus it only accepts high flat head. High flat head will be easier to push on or push off and your finger will not be hurt.
Langir 10mm push button switch can reach 250vac voltage with the current 0.5A. It has momentary 1NO1NC and latching 1NO1NC. With led 6v, 12v, 24v, 36v, the resistor is already installed inside the switch, for other led voltage, we have to connect the external resistor in order to prevent it from being burned out.
At present, Langir 10mm push button switch crust is only stainless steel material. For other materials, we accept customization but the minimum order quantity is over 500pcs.
If your device is really limited by size, our waterproof ip65 momentary mini push button switch will be your good choice. It will be perfectly installed in your device with good function.
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10mm Push Button Switch – FAQ Guide
In this guide, you will be introduced to the 10mm push button switch and learn a lot of substantial information about it.
You will find out about its important features that you may not expect from a 12v 4 pin momentary mini led push button switch.
Aside from that, you will also learn the wiring configurations you can use as your reference during the push button switch installation process.
Furthermore, you will learn about its several application ideas that may inspire you to do the same in the future.
Continue reading this guide to get more information about this small but amazing switch so you can decide on the appropriate options for your application.
1. What is the 10mm push button switch?
This switch is one of the many types of small push button switches. Even if it is small, it is still a competitive electrical mechanism that can perform many of the common push button switch’s functions.
However, you may not be able to find many designs or selections but you can always consult your manufacturer for your options.
But for sure, you can find high quality momentary mini push button switches that will suit your application requirements.
2. How did the 10mm push button switch started?
Many of the kind of switches that we see in the market today have similar components to the earlier versions of the push button switches.
Nothing much has changed with the internal components and how they work.
But what has dramatically changed are the designs and the quality of the push button switches.
Unlike before when the options are less and quite restricted, now you can have the illuminated types of switches with different button shapes or designs.
Fun fact: Before the toggle light switches, push button light switches dominated millions of households.
Until today, there are old houses that still have working vintage push button light switches.
In the 19th century, issues with the push button switch’s actuator getting stuck is well-known.
And this is highly likely the reason why the push button light switch somehow declined in popularity and the toggle light switch took over.
However, while it is not as much used for light switches today, push button switches became famous for other applications such as switches for small appliances and many types of control panels.
Aside from its everyday use, they are also used for significant purposes such as switches for the automotive, pilot cockpit, aerospace controls, and many more.
Antique push button light switch in the hallway
3. Does the 10mm push button switch have many applications?
Although 10mm push button is smaller when compared to the other push button switches, it does not fall behind when it comes to serving a wide array of applications.
It is even the perfect choice if you are planning to work on small devices, equipment, or any small electrical projects.
You can also mount on an uneven surface since it will only occupy a small area.
It has a smaller diameter which will not leave visible gaps between the actuator and the surface where it is installed.
It is a small wonder as it has the same capacity and features as the other push button switches so you can surely find the one that you need for your home or your business.
4. What are the dimension sizes of a 10mm push button switch?
The dimensions of a 10mm push button switch depend on its type.
But you can take a standard the type with a high flat head for example.
On average, this type would have around 0.96 inches or 24.5 mm in total length.
While it is around 0.53 inches or 13.5 mm in diameter when measuring the push button switch’s head from one edge to the other.
The distance between the two terminals would be around 0.25 inches or 6.50 mm apart.
The terminals would be around 0.02 inches or 0.50 mm thick.
Example dimensions of a 10mm pilot lamp
5. Can you request a configuration of the 10mm push button switch?
Yes, you can request to have your push button switch 10mm modified.
However, this will depend on the manufacturer.
Also, you may not have plenty of choices when it comes to modifications or customization due to the small size of the push button switch.
But you can always coordinate with the manufacturer about the modifications that you need.
7. Is the 10mm push button switch easy to use?
Yes, 10mm switch are small but they are easy to use.
First of all, they don’t require much force to press to activate the switch.
They can fit any space which is perfect when you don’t have much panel surface area to work around.
Lastly, they are also easy to maintain since they don’t require much cleaning and can be stored in small boxes or containers.
8. Is the 10mm push button switch durable?
Yes, there are high-quality 10mm push button switches that are durable and can even endure deliberate damage done to them.
This is why they can be installed outdoors or for general use by the public.
When it comes to its lifespan, they can last up to 1,000,000 mechanical life cycles and 200,000 electrical life cycles.
Always look for a high-quality push button switch to ensure longer life expectancy rather than selecting a cheaper version that may not work well and will not last just as long.
9. Does a 10mm push button switch automatically reset?
This would depend on the type of push button switch.
If it’s a momentary type, 10mm momentary switch automatically resets to its normal state.
While for latching types, you need to press the button once again for it to return it to its normal state.
Such as the on and off type which are also known as the basic type of switch.
You can find a reset push button switch instead which is specially designed to ideal for your application.
Since this type is one of the common types of push button switches, it is not difficult to find one being sold online or via physical stores.
Reset push button project
10. What is the wiring instruction for a 10mm push button switch?
For a simple on and off switch, you will find that there are only two terminals which are generally the positive and the negative wire.
But if the 10mm push button switch has four terminals, manufacturers will guide you what those terminals are for.
Usually, their purposes will be labelled near each terminal, or a diagram will be provided to you.
You will find the following:
- (+) or positive symbol = LED ring light
- (-) or negative symbol = LED ring light
- C = Common for Contact
- NC = Normally Closed contact or push to open
- NO = Normally Open contact or push to close
When wiring the 4 pin push button switch, use color-coded wirings to easily determine where it is wired from.
- (+) = Red wire
- (-) = Black wire
- C = Green wire
- NC = Yellow wire
- NO = Blue wire
Here are the steps how to wire the 10mm push button switch:
- Crimp about an inch of insulation from all the ends of each wire to expose the wirings inside.
- Take the red wire and insert the exposed end through the hole of the positive terminal.
- Push the wire until the insulated part and twist it.
- Solder it within 1-2 seconds until the wire is attached to the terminal properly.
- Then connect the rest of the wires following the color-coding suggestions above.
Basic wiring diagram for push button switch
11. How to wire a 10mm push button switch so that the light will be lit up only when it is pressed?
Taking the example before, you can connect the blue wire with the red wire then connect the combined wires to the positive of the device.
Then take the green wire to connect that to the positive pin of the power supply while the black colored wire goes to the negative pin and the negative terminal of the device.
12. Can you wire a 10mm push button switch so that the LED remains on even when it is turned off?
Yes, you can wire the 10mm push button switch to maintain the light of the LED even when the switch is turned off.
Usually, the manufacturer will provide you with a wiring diagram and the possible configurations for wiring the terminals.
You can wire the terminals using the following guide using color-coded wirings:
- Connect the blue wire to the (+) of the device.
- Then connect the red and the green wire together.
- Then connect the combined red and green to the (+) of the power supply.
- Finally, connect the black wire to the (-) of the power supply and the (-) of the device.
Basic circuit when LED is always on
13. Can the 10mm push button switch be installed on boat controls?
Yes, but you need to use one with the water resistant or water proof properties to make sure that it will last long and safe to press even with wet fingers.
Look for the IP65 rating as this indicates that it is resistant to splash of water.
However, the rating must be higher if there are chances of jets of water or water submersion.
The highest rating for water protection is IP69K.
Bridge controls of a tugboat
14. Does a 10mm push button switch require a relay?
This depends on the current rating of the push button switch.
If the power supply is above its current rating, you need to add a relay.
Otherwise, simply look for the push button switch equal to or above the power supply rating.
Manufacturers will not recommend supplying a current rating which is more than what the 10mm push button switch can handle.
If the switch is supplied with a powerful current, it may work for a while, but it will feel hot and its contacts will eventually burn out.
And this could be considered as misuse and may not be covered by its warranty.
If in any case that this is unavoidable, you can connect a relay or rather choose a switch type with the same current ratings or more.
15. What is the maximum amperage a 10mm push button switch can manage?
The maximum amperage that a 10mm push button switch can manage depends on how it is rated.
If it has a current rating of 5 watts with 2.5 volts, these values can be converted to 2 Amps.
This means that the switch can manage up to 2 amperes.
Check the example values below and the formula to compute for the maximum amperage of your push button switch:
Wattage: 40 watts
Voltage: 13.33 volts
The formula to be used to get the amperage is:
Amps = Watts
Amps = 40 watts
You will get 3.00 amps as the answer which concludes that the switch can handle up to 3 amperes.
16. What is the thickest material the 10mm push button switch can be mounted in?
A 10mm push button switch is not as long as the other push button switches which are why it does not really require a thick material to mount it to.
Most of the manufacturers recommend that the panel thickness should be about 4 mm and possibly a maximum of 5 mm thickness.
This is to ensure that the hex nut can be fastened far enough along the grooves to secure the installation of the push button switch.
17. Can a 10mm push button switch replace an exhaust switch?
Yes, it can.However, the wiring of the exhaust switch can be a bit challenging.
You may need to learn a few wiring harnesses skills before you can wire it to the exhaust correctly.
When you do, you can leave the push button off for the normal exhaust while pressing the button would open the stronger exhaust.
Or else, you may consult an electrician to work on your exhaust instead to avoid connecting the wires incorrectly resulting in failure.
Exhaust fan control switches
18. How big or small is the button of a 10mm push button switch?
The button or the actuator of a 10mm push button switch is no bigger than an average size of a thumbnail or about 6.55 mm.
The button’s size matches the thumb as it is the biggest size amongst the five fingers of a human hand.
This is to ensure that pressing the button will not be a problem as any fingers will be able to press it.
If you are having challenges pressing a flat head 10mm push button switch you can choose a high flat head or protruding head push button switch which is easier to press avoiding getting your fingers hurt.
19. What is the wire gauge and length needed for a 10mm push button switch?
Some manufacturers would include electrical wirings along with your 10mm push button switch.
These electrical wirings could be 15 cm in length or more.
The wire gauge will be around 17 AWG at the least but if that is not available, you can try 18 AWG.
AWG 17 electrical wire
20. Can a 10mm push button switch be used to pump windshield wiper fluid?
Yes, you can it for this purpose.
However, you should look for a 10mm momentary push button type instead of an on and off switch.
This means that it will only pump the windshield wiper fluid while the actuator is being pressed and when it is released, the pumping stops.
21. Is the 10mm push button switch good for automotive use?
Yes, the 10mm push button switch can be used in automotive switches such as horn buttons and other car button switches.
You can also use it as a light switch for your vehicle but that would depend on what light you will be using it for.
In most cases, a relay is required when installing this to your vehicle for a steady power flow avoiding flickering lights or dimming out.
Customized car dashboard with push button switches
22. Will water enter the 10mm push button switch if installed facing up?
For a waterproof 10mm push button switch, normally it is sealed to prevent water from coming in.
But this is not the same if you have a standard type of push button switch since you may need to purchase a switch cover to protect it.
You may confirm the water resistant properties of the push button switch with the manufacturer or check the IP rating of the push button switch instead.
10mm push button switch cover
23. Do 10mm push button switches have a soft-touch type available?
Generally, soft-touch push button switches have a plastic head which may not be advisable for high usage applications.
You should choose a stainless steel 10mm push button switch if you are looking for better quality and durability.
Soft-touch push button switch application on portable gaming device
24. Can a 10mm push button switch be used for DC?
Yes, since there are 10mm push button switches that can handle either AC or DC type of current.
You will be able to find this information on the product specification information available on the manufacturer’s website or any online marketplace.
25. How long are the blade connectors of a 10mm push button switch?
Its blade connectors or terminals are small in length.
Typically, they measure around 0.13 inches or 3.40 mm.
Push button switch blade connectors or terminals
26. Will the 10mm push button switch’s connectors melt when soldered?
The terminals of the 10mm push button switch are small and a bit fragile that you may find soldering them a hit or miss.
You can sometimes find some soldering instructions included in the push button switch’s package.
But in case that this is not available, try to start with a lower soldering wattage and solder one terminal within 2-3 seconds.
You may also consider using a fine tip soldering gun for precise welding and prevent it from touching and melting the enclosure.
Soldering the terminals is done lightly without applying too much pressure otherwise they may bend or melt.
The push button switch should be on its default status meaning it should not be turned on when soldering the terminals.
Illustration of proper soldering technique
27. Can a 10mm push button switch be crimped instead of solder?
This will depend on the type of the 10mm push button switch.
If it’s the soldered type, the terminals are not designed to be crimped but should be soldered.
The terminals may be too short for crimping and they may not hold on for long.
Different types of crimp connections
28. Can a 10mm push button switch tolerate vibration?
Some types of 10mm push button switches are made from metal shells that can tolerate vibrations.
The strong enclosure serves as a solid housing to prevent the internal components from breaking apart.
They are also known as anti vandal push button switches and would have IK10 rating which means that it has a high level of enclosure protection.
They can also be used in tough environments such as factories and public places.
Tram train push button controls
29. Can you still see the LED light of a 10mm push button switch under direct sunlight?
Yes, you can see them even under direct sunlight.
Especially when the 10mm push button switch has a higher current rating which means the LED would have a higher current flow as well.
This enables the LED to light up brighter and would still be visible even when installed outside.
30. Can a 10mm push button switch be used for a home table lamp switch?
Yes, it is a good idea to use a 10mm push button switch for a home table lamp switch.
It will work perfectly using an on and off push button switch type.
The small size is also compatible with the scale of the table lamp as it is not too big for it.
You can also opt to choose the LED type, so when the table lamp is turned off, you can see the bright push button switch even in the dark.
Desk lamp with 10mm push button switch
31. What is the thread depth of a 10mm push button switch?
The thread depth of a 10mm push button switch is around .362 inches.
Some people ask for this information as they plan to place the push button switch inside a tube.
There are PVC tubes that have inside grooves in which a 10mm push button switch can be inserted.
The inside grooves of the tube will match the thread of the push button switch for a secure fitting.
Push button switch with visible thread depth
32. What are the rated amperages of a 10mm push button switch?
Depending on the manufacturer, you will find 10mm push button switches with low or high amperage ratings.
The majority of them would have either 3 Amps or 5 Amps.
You will be able to find this information on the product specifications of your chosen push button switch.
You can also refer to its datasheet, for example, the mini push button switch datasheet.
Or you can inquire about this with the manufacturer before making a purchase.
33. Will a 10mm push button switch work on a motorcycle starter button?
When installing the 10mm push button switch as a replacement for the starter button of a motorcycle, it should be wired following the wirings of the previous button.
Or at least connected to the solenoid and not directly connected to the motor that starts it.
Connecting it straight to the starter motor may work for a short period but may fail due to arcing or too much power supply.
Push button switch on motorbike ignition
34. Can a 10mm push button switch replace an old garage door opener buttons?
Yes, you can definitely use it to replace the buttons to open your garage door.
But before that there are just a couple of things to bear in mind:
- If the power supply is higher than the switch’s voltage, add a relay.
- Follow the hole diameter which is 10mm.
Push button switch on garage door controls
35. What is the actuation force for a 10mm push button switch?
The pressure needed to actuate this switch is around 4N.
This is similar to the force you use when pressing the keys of a keyboard.
And this means that the actuator of the 10mm push button switch does not require much force to press and activate.
36. Can the 10mm push button switch be used for a reset or reboot switch?
Yes, they are good for reset and reboot switches since they are small in size.
37. Can a 10mm push button switch handle a mains power?
Unfortunately, you will need to add a relay since the mains power supply would be too high for the 10mm push button switch to handle.
Otherwise, you can opt to find big current push button switches that are designed to handle and manage high power supply.
38. Will the 10mm push button switch work on a guitar kill switch?
Yes, you can find a 10mm push button switch that is an on and off type to work as a guitar kill switch.
Electric guitar push button switch application
39. Is the LED 10mm push button switch duller if it has low voltage?
Typically, when a push button switch has a lower current rating, the LED will be less bright and may have a shade duller.
However, there are push button switches that have better LED quality even when supplied with low voltage only.
If you prefer to have the LED emit just enough brightness, you can verify its current rating and the switch’s voltage rating as well.
When you supply the suggested voltage rating, you will notice the difference in the LED’s brightness.
40. Can you control the LED 10mm push button’s brightness?
If you think that the LED of is too bright, you may add an ohm resistor and connect it with the LED wire or positive terminal.
But you can also try to look for a 10mm push button switch with a lower voltage instead.
There are also non-illuminated options if you decide that there’s no need for the LED.
Arcade with bright push button switches
41. Why does the LED in the 10mm push button switch fade out when being turned off?
If you notice that when you turn off the push button switch, the LED seems to fade out instead of going off instantly, there’s no need to worry.
Modern LED push button switches would have a capacitor system inside them that would slowly discharge to avoid burning the LED on the next time you switch it on.
However, if you think that the LED switch functions abnormally, you can consult your manufacturer to verify if the push button switch needs repair or replacement.
42. What are the LED voltages available for 10mm push button switches?
The available LED voltages of a 10mm push button switch rely on the type of switch and what the manufacturer can provide their customers.
Some manufacturers can offer you several options such as 3 volts, 6 volts, 12 volts, 24 volts, and 36 volts for the LED.
Other voltage ratings beyond the ones mentioned may need an external resistor to avoid the LED from burning out.
There are manufacturers which have fewer choices for the LED voltage options.
It may not be as important as the push button switch voltage but the quality of the LED can be better when supplied with higher voltage.
You may also want to consider the application you would like to use the push button switch for.
For example, if you’re planning to use the 10mm push button switch for automotive switches, you may need around 12 volts powered LED to get a brighter light inside the car even during daylight.
Push button switch car modification
43. Does a 10mm push button switch have a built-in resistor?
Usually, a 10mm push button switch with LED has a built-resistor insider it.
If the push button switch has a current rating of 5 A, it could have a resistor with 680 Ω which imposes no issues when it is used for a 12 volts power supply.
There’s no need to add any resistor unless the power supply has a higher current rating.
44. Can a 10mm push button switch be wired for an NC circuit?
Yes, you can wire the 10mm push button switch for an NC circuit and even for a NO circuit.
You will notice the NO and NC labeled on the terminals of the switch which means that it can be used for both circuits whichever you prefer best.
45. Does a 10mm push button switch have a push and hold type?
Yes, the 10mm push button switch has a push and hold type or also known as the momentary type.
This is great for operations that such as door buzzers or doorbells, call buttons, roller doors, and many others.
The momentary type of push button switch can be the normally open or normally close switch.
46. Does a 10mm push button switch have less contact resistance?
The contact resistance of a 10mm push button switch is generally less than or equal to 50 ohms.
It is not based on the size of the switch as the other bigger push button switches would have the same contact resistance.
47. Can you wire the 10mm push button switch where the light and switch are independent?
Yes, you can.
The terminals (+) and (-) are for the light whereas C, NO, NC is for the switch.
They can be wired separately and you can wire them whichever combination you prefer.
48. Can you use the 10mm push button switch as a signal switch?
Yes, if the push button switch has momentary or NO and NC contacts.
You can combine NC and C for the push-to-break function where it is connected normally and when you press, it disconnects.
Then the NO and C will be the opposite, it is normally disconnected and it connects when you press the button.
Mounting illustration of push button switch
49. Where do you position the O ring and the nut of a 10mm push button switch?
Before mounting the push button switch to the panel, first, you need to insert the O ring from the terminal’s end and then position it firmly below the push button’s head.
Then insert the push button switch through the mounting hole.
Then fasten the nut through the other end of the push button switch which is behind the panel.
The O ring seals the push button switch to the panel to prevent water to enter while the nut secures it.
50. Can a 10mm push button switch be mounted on plywood?
A 10mm push button switch would only have around .496 in or 12.59 mm length from under the actuator up to the tip of the terminals.
The thinnest plywood would have around 0.11 inches or 3 mm.
Most manufacturers would recommend a panel thickness of around 4mm up to 5mm.
The 3mm thin plywood would be a bit thinner and may cause issues when the push button switch is installed later on.
However, thinning the plywood by recess cutting it could do the trick.
Or better yet, purchase a panel that with the right thickness so you can mount the 10mm push button switch without any hassle.
51. Is the 10mm push button switch suitable for circuits with higher wattages?
Circuits with higher wattage may be too powerful for a 10mm push button switch to handle.
It is better to find the push button switch types that have a high current rating to be safe as dealing with high wattages could be dangerous.
You may also consult a licensed electrician to do the installation for you.
52. How far does the button of the 10mm push button switch go?
Usually, this will depend on what type of push button switch you have.
Because the 10mm push button switch has a small diameter, there are limited actuator head types you can choose from.
You will most likely find domed heads, flat heads, or high flatheads in the market.
Typically, when you press the actuator of a 10mm push button switch, it would have around 2-3 mm depth from the rim of its enclosure.
However, the high flathead actuators would have a leveled button when pressed.
53. Can a 10mm push button switch be used as an e-stop?
Unfortunately, 10mm push button switches are too small to pass the standards of an emergency button switch.
You will need to look for at least 22mm push button switches for this purpose.
Emergency push button switch needs to be easily identifiable and located so when an emergency arises, you will be able to identify it immediately and press the button.
While the 10mm push button switch may not be as visible compared to bigger switches and maybe too small to locate.
Emergency stop button
54. Does the 10mm push button switch come with wirings or is it ordered separately?
Unfortunately, not all manufacturers would include the electrical wirings you will need for your push button switch.
However, you can always verify this information before your order.
Most of the time, the package inclusion will be clear and would state if the wirings will be included.
If not, you can order them separately or choose a switch connector so that there’s no need to solder.