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Gardner Bender 10-Amp Single-Pole AC/DC Push Button Door Switch
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Gardner Bender

10-Amp Single-Pole AC/DC Push Button Door Switch

$57.66 /each

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The 10-Amp Push-Button Door Switch features normally on-momentary contact. The switch includes a metal box, cover plate and mounting hardware for installation within a doorjamb with a 1-1/4 in. wide x 2-3/4 in. high x 2 in. deep mounting hole. The single-pole, single-throw circuitry automatically operates lights when door is opened.

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  • Use to control lighting with the opening and closing of a door
  • Normally-on/momentary-off, SPST circuitry turns lights on when the door opens
  • UL recognized
  • 1/2 HP or 10-Amps at 125/277 Volt AC
  • Install in a doorjamb with a 1-1/4 in. W x 2-3/4 in. H x 2 in. D mounting hole
  • Includes AC/DC switch, metal box, cover plate and mounting hardware
  • 16 A/125V, 10 A/250 V AC, 10 A/277 V AC, 1/2 HP 125 - 277 V AC
  • Pre-wired stranded wire leads
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can this be in stalled without going thru the door casing?

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September 10, 2016
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This door switch has to be mounted in the door jam along the hinge side, so that the door will close against the button, turning the light off when the door is closes, and on when you open. . If this is a retrofit, know that you may also have to open drywall up to get the electrical connection to the back of the switch.
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March 8, 2016
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you just need to cut through the jamb.
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November 1, 2015
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Yes, but switch and wiring will be exposed inside of closet or pantry. I mount the switch on the door frame head and hinge side of door.
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No
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December 21, 2014
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I don't see how. There may be other switches better suited for that purpose, but I wouldn't try to do that with this one.
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December 21, 2014
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The wiring has to go through the frame, unless you designed another way to make it work without coming in contact with the door.
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2 doors, and 2 switches

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Vicksburg, MI
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October 29, 2015
How would this work with 2 doors and 2 switches? I want to be able to open either door and have the light come on.
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October 18, 2016
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This should work fine. Wire the two switches in parallel. They "make" the circuit when the door is open - and the switch button sticks out.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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March 8, 2016
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You could do it. You would just need to set them up separately.
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December 9, 2015
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The switches can be used in parallel. Witch ever door you open the light will come on.
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Wire the switches in parallel. That is, connect the "hot" wire to one lead of each switch, and connect the other lead of each switch to the light fixture. Then connect the neutral to the light fixture as you normally would. Now, when either switch is closed, the circuit through the light will be completed.
Note if you're using NM (Romex) cable, one of the "hot" wires coming to or from the switch will be Read More
Wire the switches in parallel. That is, connect the "hot" wire to one lead of each switch, and connect the other lead of each switch to the light fixture. Then connect the neutral to the light fixture as you normally would. Now, when either switch is closed, the circuit through the light will be completed.
Note if you're using NM (Romex) cable, one of the "hot" wires coming to or from the switch will be white. Use colored electrical tape (preferably black) to relabel these white wires as "hot." Read Less
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November 2, 2015
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It would work just like a regular light switch in a room with two light switches that control the same light. You would need two hot wires going to the light instead of just one.
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Does this switch need to be grounded?

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November 16, 2015
I removed a switch that is currently installed in the door jamb and it only has two wires and no metal encasement. Does this need to be grounded?
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Yes
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I ground everything to be safe.
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November 18, 2015
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No it does not have to be grounded. This switch acts as a bridge for the hot wire and nothing else. The only part of the circuit that needs to be grounded is the light fixture.
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As with any metal junction box, this switch does need to be grounded.
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Can these be used with bi-fold doors?

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Typical doors close on an arc that brings the door edge onto switch in the jamb in a direct edge on jamb manner.
It may be that the way bi-folds close that the smaller door edge and different arc of the door and the space required for bi-folds to swing along the jamb may make the use of these switches questionable...can you advise or suggest an alternate style.
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I imagine so. You just need to align it up correctly and have enough play for the plunger to operate
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The switch can be used on a by to!d door. The switch will need to be positioned back from the end of the door.
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March 10, 2015
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Yes, this could be installed in an instance where you have to use a bi-folded door.
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March 10, 2015
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As long as the door / bi-fold can make contact enough to press the button to turn the light off than it should work fine. Currently this is the only indoor switch that we offer.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works Fine This switch functions perfectly. Installation was tough, however. The switch comes with two pigtails that slip over blade connectors on the switch. The box is too small to get 14 ga wire and wire nuts in the box with the switch. I needed to connect directly to the blades on the switch. The blade connectors are 3/16 inch rather than the more common 1/4 inch. HD didn't have any of the proper size. By squashing a 1/4 socket I got a tight fit. I got it to work but with more difficulty than I had expected. October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Push button This product is great for applications when doors are closed and the lights must be off...ie closets, worth the investment. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good product Replacement after 5 years of use… easy installation and clear instructions… July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good price and service Product worked as specified. It came with all the components needed to install. June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it! It has worked exactly as expected. It seems well made, and was easy and straight forward to install. April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Replacement switch While the product is very good, it is designed to current specifications. For that reason, replacing old switches is not a simple process of removal of the old switch and substitution with the new switch. If one is replacing an older faulty switch, the owner may have to substitute the gang box as well as the switch to obtain the proper fit. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Instant on I had to replace a 40 year old switch. this one was the same dimensions, but it did not fin into the old box. It did however come with it's own electrical box and it fit in the hole nicely. I am happy with the quality of the unit. It is nice an quiet too. March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Push Botton Switch I have installed several in my home and have been very pleased March 1, 2016
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