This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Motion Sensors - Tilt Switches category on DigiKey.com
Products in the Tilt Switches family are designed to provide a binary (two-state) indication of whether or not their orientation with respect to gravity is in excess of some specified angular value. Commonly, though not exclusively, based on a passive mechanism of action such as the motion of a conductive element under the influence of gravity, such sensors can operate without need of an external power source in applications where inclination threshold detection is sufficient, as contrasted with inclination magnitude measurement.
Specifications to determine which tilt switch is right for your application.
Operating Angle: The tilt angle at which the sensor actuates, measured under manufacturer-defined test conditions.
Output Type: Indicates the type of electrical signal the device provides, such as digital, SPDT, etc.
Mounting Type: Indicates how the device is attached.
Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.
Voltage - Supply: Typically represented by a range, this indicates the low and high voltage limits which one can expect standard operation. Voltages outside this range may damage the device and other system components.
Current - Output: The maximum amount of current that can be output by the device.
Package/Case: Indicates the type of protective case used on an electronic component to allow easy handling, installation, and protection. This selection was determined to be the closest industry standard applicable to the suppliers device packaging. Typically it is best to check the actual dimensions from the datasheet rather than depend on this terminology when designing your circuit.
|MFR PART #||TM1000Q|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||EG4917TR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)|
|MFR PART #||RB-231X2|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||CKN10375-ND|
|DESCRIPTION||SENSOR ROLLING BALL|
|MFR PART #||PD6045-LC|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||1835-PD6045-LC-ND|
|DESCRIPTION||TILT SWITCH 10 DEGREE 1.5A|
|MFR PART #||28036|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||28036PAR-ND|
|DESCRIPTION||FOUR DIRECTIONAL TILT SENSOR|
|MFR PART #||RPI-1035|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||RPI-1035TR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)|
|DESCRIPTION||IC DETECTOR 4 DIRECTION SMD|
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