I am trying to find the term for a type of component that can press on a pushbutton inside a waterproof enclosure. Since my PCB is not located near the enclosure, I can’t just let the push button protrude. I need to find a component that can be pushed by the user which in turn pushes a pushbutton on the PCB. Is there a term for this type of component? I think it might be plunger but I am not sure.
In most electronics I’ve seen, the device is enclosed in an enclosure with holes cut out for a piece of plastic that can be depressed to make contact with a push-button. That piece of plastic must contain some sort of shoulder/lip so that it doesn’t fall through the enclosure hole.
What is the industry term for this type of component? Is that something I can find off-the-shelf?