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

  • 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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Product Overview

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.
  • 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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  • California residents

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Switch StyleRockerPush ButtonRockerSpecialty
Number of SwitchesSingleSingleSingleSingle
Mounting TypeIn-WallWire-InIn-WallSurface Mount,Wall Mounted,Wall Switch,Wire-In
Voltage120 volt,277 volt125 volt120 volt120 volt
Electrical FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesRemote Control,Wall Plate IncludedProgrammable
Function TypeOn-OffOn-OffOn-OffOn-Off
Switch TypeMaintainedMomentaryMaintainedMaintained
Amperage (amps)1510125
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.5
Product Height (in.)
5
Product Width (in.)
5.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
White
Color/Finish
Brass
Electrical Features
No Additional Features
Electrical Product Type
Switch
Function Type
On-Off
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Mounting Type
Wire-In
Number of Switches
Single
Rating
General Purpose
Returnable
90-Day
Switch Style
Push Button
Switch Type
Momentary
Voltage
125 volt

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Recognized
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

24Questions46Answers

My current switch is 120V AC, 6 AMP, will this switch work or it is too much power

Asked by Rosie February 3, 2021
3
Answers

I installed this on a 120, 10A service....works fine. yours should too

Does it matter if the power supply line goes through the switch first and then to the light or do...

Asked by Justme November 14, 2020
2
Answers

In general, power should come to the switch and then to the device for safety reasons. Otherwise, the device being powered is "always hot" regardless of the position of the switch. If someone attempted to replace the light fixture, they might not open the breaker and assume disabling the switch provided them with protection.

What is the best method to keep the switch from sticking? I’ve applied a bit of grease, which helps, but it sill sticks from time to time.

Asked by Handyman February 21, 2020
3
Answers

The switch should not stick. Try pushing the button in with your finger if it sticks the switch has a problem. If not then it is the installation. Check to see if the door is binding on the switch or if the door jam is not square. Good luck.

There are 2 black wires on the back bottom of the door switch, one on top of the other. Which one...

Asked by Mike February 21, 2019
5
Answers

It doesn't matter - just interrupt one of the wires between your source (light switch) and your light, and this will turn it on and off.

Can this be used with a fluorescent light

Asked by BD April 6, 2018
8
Answers

Yes no problem.

Do they only come in brass? There's not a single brass thing connected to my house.....

Asked by JP February 25, 2018
5
Answers

What does it matter? The switch is not visible when installed.e

Can the timing be adjusted? My current one takes 1-2 seconds for the light to come on after door ...

Asked by Pamela08 February 17, 2018
5
Answers

This is simply an Off/On switch, there is no timing adjustment.

I see different switches of these kind with different amps. How does that affect the circuit?

Asked by Jack July 20, 2017
5
Answers

Just depends on what kind of load you're trying to control with this switch. For most light fixtures, 10A is plenty. If you're trying to control a circuit with more amperage, then get a switch with more capacity.

can this be used with bifold doors

Asked by Autumn March 18, 2017
5
Answers

Yes....it is to installed on the hinge side of the door.

CAN THIS SWITCH BE INSTALLED WITHOUT USING THE METAL BOX ?

Asked by AJ March 17, 2017
5
Answers

No, because the wires need to be connected in the box.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 124 reviews
  • 94% recommend this product
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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!
by Chemcajun
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
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.
by Cesco
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.
by Squirrel
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.
by MSG
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.
by Mark
2 people found this 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.
by Sparky
1 person found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Because I was replacing a broken one the blade terminals...
Because I was replacing a broken one the blade terminals made it very easy to replace. Just had to remove the terminal from the old one and slide the them on the new one.
by Wks001
Perfect fit for my pantry....
Perfect fit for my pantry.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Needed a replacement. Worked as expected.
Needed a replacement. Worked as expected.
by Plucas99
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