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Pressure Switch

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36384
Rating:
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Pressure Switch
Pressure Switch

Turns lights on automatically.

Opening or closing a door activates the switch for lighting kitchen base cabinets and closets. Antique finish. 1-1/2" square base. Conventional plug ends.

(1) Pressure Switch
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Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number 7009-0626 DS-413
Weight 0.6200
Tech Spec No
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Compatibility No
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It was just what I was looking for, I did not expect all the wiring to be be part of the deal. However it made the switch of the old one and the new one very simple.
October 9, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Exactly what I needed!
I needed a plunger switch that I could fit on the head door stop to activate on the door open - door closed status. Needed a mechanism to automatically turn on an LED tape, that ran the whole entire length and width of the inside of the pantry entrance, to turn on the light when the door opened, and turned off the light when the door closed. There were a dozen or so solutions for low voltage switching, but i needed this for at least a 120VAC line that I had fed into the pantry (i.e. before 'feeding' the LED 12VDC transformer).

This switch was the one 'robust' correct voltage, plug-right-in solution, even though I had to cut some of that head stop off to fit the switch in. Was a piece of cake. And a happy wife.

The standard solutions, like a light bulb at the top of the pantry (which does not light the lower shelves), and the small battery plowered kits (for cupboard LED lighting) just would not fit the application. Now all shelves are lit, brightly, and all's well!
July 3, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for Auto lighting cabinets
Got this to automatically turn on lights in a cabinet. The one that came with the cabinet was just an inline rocker switch that I had to find and turn each time. The switch plugged in easily to the existing plug and is durable to small.
March 30, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great
Good price. Installed in a few minutes. Working well. Exactly as advertised.
March 13, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works perfectly...
I needed a small pressure switch to control the light in closet cabinet section. I didn't have room to recess a switch, and as the door is glass, it needed to be small. I hardwired this switch in, but the plugged ends would be very nice for a different application.
February 25, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Put in my cabinet under stairs for lighting. Had outlet in there already. Screwed in by hinge, plugged in and presto. Lights up when cabinet doors open. Cord is long but was easy to hide. Excellent product. Switch doesn’t need to be depressed much so consider that when mounting.
January 13, 2018
Perfect! We
Perfect for cabinets we installed outside! Exactly what we were looking for
December 25, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great closet switch.
Installed easily and works perfectly.
December 13, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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July 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Perfect solution
Installed flush led puck lights in armoire. This switch was a great solution to turn them on and off. Was able to connect wiring from underneath the switch box so no wiring was visible. Too small for wire nuts, but crimp connectors worked.
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Added Apr 15, 2017
April 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
the one on the cabinet shorted out.
Michael P on Sep 18, 2018
I searched for this type of switch and Rockler was the only place that carried it.
Dave P on Aug 28, 2018
the one on the cabinet shorted out.
Michael P on Sep 18, 2018
Fits my particular need.
Raymond S on Sep 15, 2018
I searched for this type of switch and Rockler was the only place that carried it.
Dave P on Aug 28, 2018
Correct design
Bruce A C on Aug 13, 2018
It looks easy to install!
Mike N on Apr 7, 2018
I hope I can take it apart, hack it, and try to make it work.
KEVIN C on Feb 27, 2018
to turn on a closet light when door is opened.
L U on Dec 14, 2017
Best item found for use as a switch for a light installation in a sink base kitchen cabinet with a diagonal, to both sides, front door
Shawn I on Nov 24, 2017
Could not find one in local stores.
James P R on Oct 20, 2017
It looks exactly like I want.
Elaine M. J on Oct 7, 2017
Simple installation to provide lighting in an armoire.
Maryann B on Aug 16, 2017
That's the part for switching under cabinet lighting.
Andrew J on Aug 11, 2017
This product sounds like it will work for my intended application. Automatically activate LED strip lighting upon opening towel closet door.
Jim W on Aug 3, 2017
I wanted this product to use on a pantry closet to light up when the door was open the turn off when the door was closed
Johnny N on Aug 3, 2017
i need it
danny l on Mar 7, 2017
Simple solution to install an automatic pantry light without requiring any wiring skills.
Carolyn W on Jan 11, 2017
meets my requirement. Enclosure looks a bit rough, but will see if I can use
Paul K on Apr 19, 2016
For lighting in converting a tv armoir to a bar
Richard W on Mar 21, 2016
Needed a pressure switch with line voltage. All the other ones I've seen are for low-voltage lights.
Bill O on Mar 10, 2016
Looking for an automatic way to turn on a pantry light. Have plug and manual switch now but this will work so much better - I hope.
Osito on Mar 9, 2016
Works great in our closets. Easy to install, clear instructions.
Cindy S on Dec 6, 2015
IT will be very effective to use this device for lighting up a hidden pantry.
tom r on Nov 22, 2015
interior led cabinet lighting
Lisa C on Nov 17, 2015
using to light inside of liquor chest
MARK J W on Sep 30, 2015
I've used this one in other cabinets and really like the way it's made.
Robert A on Sep 7, 2015
What I was looking for
Gary O on Jun 14, 2015
I need to light up a pantry
Rson on May 31, 2015
job requirement
eric H on May 21, 2015
Fits my particular need.
Raymond S on Sep 15, 2018
Correct design
Bruce A C on Aug 13, 2018
I need to have contacts closed when depressed ( door closed) to have lights on when door closed. Can this switch be wired to do same?
Gary C on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure about rewiring the switch, ie., dismantling and reconfiguring the internals, but I bought one type for a cabinet restoration for my friends. They wanted a wine cabinet with glass doors and that when the doors were closed, the inside of the cabinet(and glassware) were lit. Close the door and the cabinet is lit from lights hidden in the top rear of the inside. I no longer have the exact mod l, but they're either on this site or others.
Good Luck! Peter, Connecticut
Can it be installed on the door handle side of the door jamb?
William H on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unclear exactly what you mean, but I think the answer is yes. I think you want to install it on the door jamb, close to the side of the door where the handle is. that should work OK, but installation would have to be very careful because the large amount of travel of the door at that point: you would want to be sure that if the door is slammed the whole switch would not be jarred. I installed mine close to the hinge side of the door, where the travel of the door is small, and therefore it was easy to be sure the "closed" position of the door would not jar the switch.
can the cords be removed and # 14 hard wire be used?
Rob V on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I suppose, yes but not very easily. The switch housing is pretty cramped so the use of wirenuts insidemake it next to impossible, in my opinion. The original wire splices are done with very small crimps. If you can find crimps as small, it could be doable.
I have self-closing doors. How much pressure does it take to activate switch?
Alexis on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Really good question. Tough for me to measure lbs pressure now that it's installed. It certainly takes a little bit. My wife and I walked around the house to compare....Its roughly the same amount of pressure as it takes to flush a toilet by pushing down with index finger. We love this switch. We use it to light our pantry. Hope this helps. I guess you could return it if it doesn't work perhaps. Good luck. Tim
Can this switch be used with LED lights connect to a low voltage transformer?
Haysarge on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: if the transformer for the LED lights plugs in to normal 120 V yes this will work
How sturdy is it? On the photo the screw connectors look like they could break off easily after some use.
Artur W on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have had one since 2015 and it still works great. I would recommend this switch to anyone.
Can this product be hardwired?
stefany t on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be hard wired. I used a small wire mold box and a small piece of wire mold. I then connected to the power and switch leg to the lights I needed to turn on.
Can this switch be used for a closet light of 75 watts?
Bruce C on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not live in that home anymore. But pretty sure it's basically an extension cord, kind of, with a male plug on one end and female on the other with this switch in the middle. Plug male end into an outlet, plug in a light or light strip into other end. The switch mounts easily in a door jamb. When the plunger is pressed by the door closing, the female end of the cord gets no power and the light(s) shuts off. I'm sure it can handle a 75 watt light, no problem. It doesn't " hard" wire though, like I said. Very good product.
Can you use these in a series? As in several doors with their own switches all turning off/on one set of lights?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you simply need to wire the switched side (load side) all together to fixtures so that regardless which switch is activated it lights all light fixtures. To do this you will need to look at the brown extension wire and figure which side of the brown wire is switched and which is the neutral wire. You will see that one side of the brown twin wire is ribbed and one plain. Using a continuity tester you can see the difference on which is switched and which is neutral.
Would this switch work in a RV camper?
David M on Aug 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This switch plugs into an outlet. I don't know much about RV campers but I can't see why it wouldn't work. I used this switch for doors on a bar and works great.
What is the highest watts that this rated for?
Alexis on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The switch is rated 10 amps at 125 VAC. That would mean it can carry up to 1250 watts safely.
How to wired it to a low voltage transformer?
Micho on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What exactly are you trying to do? What's on the other side of the transformer?
Will this switch work if installed on the 12V side of a transformer?
Shala S on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I never used it like that, but I would believe it would. I plugged into a normal outlet.
Do you have white???
whitty on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Brown is the only color we carry for this product
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