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10 Amp Single-Pole AC/DC Push Button Door Switch (1-Pack)

$16.52
  • Used on doors, cabinets, closets, RVs etc.
  • Automatically turns on light when door is opened
  • Includes metal box, cover plate and mounting hardware
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About This Product

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.

Highlights

  • 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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Product Information

Internet # 100180864

Model # GSW-SK

Store SKU # 420987

Specifications

Details

Amperage (A)

10 A

Color Family

White

Color/Finish

Brass

Commercial/Residential

Residential

Compatible Bulb Type

LED

Device Style Type

Light Switch w/o Wall Plate

Durability

Not Applicable

Electrical Features

No Additional Features

Finish Type

Satin

Function Type

Single Pole

Function Type

On-Off

Included

Mounting Hardware

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

Material

Aluminum

Maximum Amperage (A)

10 A

Mounting Type

Wire-In

Number of Poles

1

Number of Switches

One

Package Quantity

1

Rating

General Purpose

Returnable

90-Day

Switch Depth (in.)

3 in

Switch Height (in.)

3 in

Switch Operation

SPST

Switch Style

Push Button

Switch Type

Momentary

Switch Width (in.)

2 in

Voltage

125 volt

Voltage (V)

125 V

Wall Plate Configuration

Blank Plate

Wattage (W)

0 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Recognized

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

33Questions
caret
Q:Why does it only turn on when pushed in. It’s for a door shouldn’t it be the opposite?
by|Apr 15, 2024
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caret
Q:Can I use only the white plastic switch without the metal hosing? I need to replace a bad switch in my pantry. So the housing is already in place. If so, then do I need to take any extra steps for installation?
by|Jun 29, 2023
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A:  Yes, the switch can be removed & installed without the bulky, metal box. I did exactly that. To minimize the package, instead of using wire nuts, I used to female spade push-on connectors from the switch.

by|Jan 12, 2024
    caret
    Q:Could you please let me know the dimensions of the metal back box to this switch ? Length, width and depth Thank you
    by|May 26, 2023
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    A:  Hi Darren, the dimensions of the back box are as follows: 2.63" H x 1.19" W x 2.01" D.

    by|Aug 25, 2023
      caret
      Q:The dimensions listed for this switch appear to apply to the package, not the switch itself. Does anyone have the switch dimensions?
      by|Apr 28, 2023
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      Customer Reviews

      4.5 out of 5

      • 4.5 out of 201 reviews
      • 87% recommend this product
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      Faulty Switch right out of the box
      Takes a bit of time to cut the door jam and wire every[thing together so you can imagine my disappointment that the switch is faulty, turns off OK but won’t  come on without me helping it. Yes it does turn off but not on . I guess tomorrow I’ll take it back to Home Depot and get a replacement.
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        Great idea .. but quality is questionable?
        Got switch as my friends wanted a closet light installed, which I did yesterday. Installation went good until it was time to power on and test .. only to find that it didn't work. Evaluation of work lead me to find that the switch wasn't working! I took the switch apart and found that the parts inside were not seated very well .. so after manipulating it a bit, put it back together and it worked, but only 30% of the time. I have a video of this but reviews only take jpg's. Back to store
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          Perfect for my application
          I purchased this switch to control a new LED strip fixture in a small closet. Unfortunately my closet door jamb wasn’t wide enough to use the included junction box so I drilled a hole to fit the switch. Since the box wasn’t used, I couldn’t run line voltage to the switch so I mounted a RIB relay to the LED strip fixture and controlled the low voltage relay coil with the switch. Works like a charm.
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            Reliability of this switch
            The original switch on my pantry door, which is opened and closed often, lasted 20 years. The second replacement switch lasted 4 years. After reading the reviews on this switch I decided to buy two at Home Depot since the local electrical supply house was closed for the holidays. I changed the switch two days before Christmas and Murphy’s Law dictates that the switch will fail at the most in opportune time which is why I purchased a spare. Well true to the law the switch failed on Christmas Eve approximately 36 hrs after it was installed. The second one is working, for how long is anyone’s guess! Luckily the install is very easy since the switch is an exact replacement of the previous switch. Update - the second switch stopped working properly after an hour! What happens is when the door opens the switch does not “click” on. Pressing the switch button quickly a couple times activates the “click” mechanism inside the switch and the light turns on but this defeats the purpose of having the convenience of not having to flip a switch. I even tried lubricating the switches with silicone spray thinking the switch was sticking but that did not solve the issue. I’ll certainly try a different brand from my local electrical supply house on my next purchase. I gave the switch a two star rating because they do work albeit manually but that is not what a door jamb switch is for!
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            Response from Gardner BenderJan 4, 2021
            We are sorry to hear about your experience and certainly value your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact our team at customer.service@gardnerbender.com. GBOnly
              1 found this review helpful
              This is my third door switch I buy it, is very easy to install and is great for small rooms like ...
              This is my third door switch I buy it, is very easy to install and is great for small rooms like closet.
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              I only needed the switch inside of kit for replacement but price was affordable fair for my job.
              I only needed the switch inside of kit for replacement but price was affordable fair for my job.
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              Works great for setting up closet lights to turn on automatically when the door is opened. You c...
              Works great for setting up closet lights to turn on automatically when the door is opened. You can route it into the frame, but it's much easier to just mount it to the lip of the door near the side where the door hinges are, and connect it to the light overhead. Then remove the light switch so you don't accidentally turn the light switch off and prevent the automatic switch from working. Putting these on most of our closet doors.
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              I have installed 2 of these on closet doors to replace pull-chain light fixtures. In my opinion,...
              I have installed 2 of these on closet doors to replace pull-chain light fixtures. In my opinion, these are the perfect light switch for such an application because you never need to think about turning the light on or off. The installation on an existing door frame is not easy, but worth the effort and time. One bit of difficulty is that there is not much room inside the box for wire connectors, so they need to be small. I have lived in 2 houses with these switches (my installation in the current house) over the last 15 years and would not be without them.
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              2 found this review helpful
              It was nice that you had this switch so that we could install a pantry light with door control. T...
              It was nice that you had this switch so that we could install a pantry light with door control. This worked perfect for this job. I liked that it is encased in it's own metal box and that it is flexible with mounting options. The box was just big enough to contain the wires.
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