General Purpose Foot Switch, Thermoplastic Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) 3 A @ 250 V ac 250V IPX2

  • RS Stock No. 218-4245
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
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COO (Country of Origin): GB
Product Details

Front Hinged, Low Profile

RS PRO foot switches which are ideal for a number of applications. The low profile switch is designed for improved user comfort and is constructed from plastic with a raised tread pattern

Foot switches are commonly used on large machinery were hand operated switches are a safety concern. This foot controller pedal does not come with a guard and can be used in various environments.

RS PRO offers a range of footswitches and accessories to meet your requirements. The range has been RS approved meaning great value for money and high-quality you can rely on.

This range of foot pedal switches includes:
218-4245 – Momentary, Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT)
218-4267 – Momentary, Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT)
251-2224 - Momentary, Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT), Yellow cover and black base
325-2692 - Momentary, Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT), Green cover and black base
325-2686 - Momentary, Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT), Red cover and black base
325-2715 – Momentary, 2 NO
513-5145 – Momentary, 2 X SPST, medically approved

Features and Benefits:

Foot or palm operation
Momentary (non-latching) action with SPDT contacts
Supplied with 2m of cable
Dual version - 2 N/O contacts with common connection. Physical barrier between pedals prevents accidental simultaneous operation
Single foot switch also available in Red (RS 325-2686) Green (RS 325-2692) and Yellow (RS 251-2224)

Typical Applications

Foot switches are commonly used in applications where hands-free control is more practical or safer. They can be found on:
Industrial machinery and smaller power tools
Hospital beds
Dentist Chairs


What are the different types of switching options?
Switches are components that switch a circuit on or off by making contact or breaking contact, the two most common are:
Non-latching (Momentary) – this type of foot switch makes contact when you push it but breaks contact when you release it.
Latching (Maintained) – this type of foot switch needs to be pressed once for ON and again for OFF

Why would you use a footswitch?
As these switches are operated by the person’s feet, this means that their hands are free so therefore allows the individual to multitask.


EN 61058-2-1; EN 61058; EN 60601-1; EN 60950

Attribute Value
Contact Configuration SP-CO
Switch Operation Momentary
Case Material Thermoplastic
Contact Voltage Rating AC 250V
Contact Voltage Rating DC 24V
Contact Current Rating 3 A
Switch Environment General Purpose
IP Rating IPX2
Contact Material Silver
Width 65mm
Height 27mm
Length 90mm
Standards Met EN 60950, 2014/35/EU
Dimensions 90 x 65 x 27mm
Colour Black, Grey
2 In Global stock for delivery within 4 - 6 working days
Price Each
MYR 114.87
Per unit
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