Lateral, Hemispherical, And Other Switch Assembly Options From A Leading Acceleration Switch Manufacturer

Acceleration switches are specialized components that sense changes in acceleration and can trigger various responses once a specific speed is reached. These components can be customized in many different ways and are also available as a standard assembly for use in a range of applications.

Acceleration switches can be categorized as several types, uni-directional acceleration switches, omni-direction acceleration switches, hemispherical acceleration switches, and planar acceleration switches.

A switch can be made to respond to acceleration within a specific direction or area. For example, a unidirectional acceleration switch will sense acceleration in just one direction. A hemispherical or omnidirectional acceleration switch will sense acceleration on a three-axis (X-Y-Z), or a dome-shaped area. A planar or lateral acceleration switch will sense acceleration across a 360-degree plane.

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Name
G Level
Switch Detail
Switch Length Max. (in)
Lead Type
Special Order
Min-Qty
2
Normally Open, Non-Latching
1.6
Axial Leads
no
2
Normally Open, Non-Latching
1.5
Axial Leads, Radial Flex Leads
no
2.3
Normally Open, Non-Latching
1.6
Axial Leads
no
2.3
Normally Open, Non-Latching
1.5
Axial Leads, Radial Flex Leads
no
3000
Normally Closed, Latching
0.5
Axial Leads
no
9000
Normally Closed, Latching
0.5
Axial Leads
no
12500
Normally Closed, Latching
0.5
Axial Leads
no
16000
Normally Closed, Latching
0.5
Axial Leads
no
40
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Formed Leads
no
1022
Normally Open, Non-Latching, Linear
0.43
Axial Formed Leads
no
1022
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Leads
no
44
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Leads
no
163
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Formed Leads
no
163
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Leads
no
368
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Formed Leads
no
368
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Leads
no
654
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Formed Leads
no
654
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Leads
no
2.1
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.43
Axial Leads
no
3500
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.407
Axial Leads
no
12.5
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.45
Axial Leads
no
12.5
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.45
Axial Leads
no
12.5
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.512
Flex Leads
no
12.5
Normally Open, Non-Latching
0.512
Flex Leads
no
2.25
Normally Open, Non-Latching
1.19
Flex Lead
yes

Normally Open And Closed Acceleration Switches Custom Manufactured To Your Requirements

When you’re seeking custom assembly services for acceleration switches that perform to unique specifications, we can meet your needs.

Our acceleration switches have a sensory range from tenths of Gs (g-force) to tens of thousands of Gs. They activate on sensing the designated acceleration and they can be normally open or closed.

A normally open design entails that the switch will remain open in its dormant state and there will be no continuity through the switch.  When this type of switch senses acceleration, it will close. A momentary contact will occur and when the acceleration level drops below the set level the switch will automatically reopen.

A normally closed design entails that the switch will remain closed in its dormant state and will allow for continuity when at rest.  When this type of switch senses acceleration, it will open. It will then return to its closed state when it senses the acceleration has dropped below its design set level.

Generally, standard acceleration switches will sense what is called a steady state acceleration or a ramp-up of acceleration.

We also manufacture impact switches that can be designed for use in an acceleration switch capacity.  These switches are available in many package sizes, which can be tailored to your setting. 

We can manufacture acceleration switches with various leads to allow for multiple connections and configurations with circuit boards. This includes axial leads, which extend from opposite ends of the switch, leads placed on the same side of the switch, and single lead options.

Meeting Mil-Spec Level Requirements And Exceeding Quality Standards 

Our switches can be made to military specifications and all materials used to create the switches are mil-spec quality—even when we produce switches for non-defense and commercial applications.

We strive to produce high-quality switches that perform with the utmost reliably. This is partly achieved through the use of high-quality materials that prevent rust and degradation from interfering with function and integrity. 

Our switches are hermetically sealed in a nitrogen atmosphere to prevent any exposure to moisture and prevent any possibility of corrosion. We typically gold plate all contacts on the interior of our switches.

Serving Military, Aerospace, And Other Industries, Domestic And International

We serve many different industries, but we have special experience in designing, manufacturing, and providing acceleration switches for military applications. Fuzes and safe arm devices are some of the most common applications for our switches.

Our acceleration switches play an integral role in various munition devices, including warheads and missiles. These switches are used in safe-arm devices enabling them to be handled in a safe and efficient manner without risk of unintentional detonation.

Our switches help to ensure that munitions remain inert until they are launched. A warhead or missile can then only be armed through an acceleration switch once a certain velocity is reached.

We also serve the aerospace industry. We are the world’s best known provider of acceleration switches used in aircraft emergency locator transmitters. Incorporated into general aviation aircraft and commercial planes, these emergency transmitters sense crashes and will then transmit a signal to a search and rescue satellite, carrying essential data to aid in first response and recovery.

We also provide aircraft “g” switches, ELT switches, delta velocity switches, and other aerospace switch components. Similar to acceleration switches, these components can also be used to sense and respond to increases in velocity acceleration.

We produce switches used in specific automotive and industry vehicle sensory applications, including those used to monitor tire pressure in TPMS applications and in other vehicle performance factors. 

Some of the acceleration switches we have manufactured for industry-specific purposes include switches used to evaluate safe handling of packages and parcels. We can design switches that detect disturbance and acceleration which indicates mishandling based on certain ranges of velocity.

If you’re seeking acceleration switches for a special setting or to fulfill a role in an application that’s unique to your industry, we can help you identify a solution or create one for you.   

Get A Quote On Acceleration Switches

If you’re searching for a standard or stock acceleration switch, you can easily find a complete selection through our catalog and use the RFQ feature to get a quote.

We can provide products that meet with precise mil-spec criteria. Tell us the mil-spec part number you require and we will help you identify the switch you need.

You can also contact us directly for quotes based on performance specifications and technical drawings. We work directly with engineers to help them identify the best solution for their application and performance criteria.

We help determine how specific performance requirements can be met and will determine what is most feasible and appropriate for a particular application or function. We take the steps necessary to see where we can modify and improve on previous designs that failed to meet quality and performance standards.

We are committed to offering optimal pricing and delivery. We do our utmost to ensure you’ll have the switches you need when you need them, and that costs are fair and highly competitive for the level of quality you will receive.      

We can also provide you with detailed information on our experience and qualifications. Our team will take the time to answer all of your questions.

If you need confirmation on why we’re the clear choice for acceleration switches, we can even provide you with samples that will let you put our work to the test. You can then see how we’ve earned our reputation as a leading provider of custom switches and similar components.

We’re proud to be ISO 9001: 2015 certified and fully capable of meeting the needs of domestic and international clients.