What is the difference between interlock switch and micro-switch?

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  • John
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    An interlock cuts power to the equipment when you open any of the doors. A micro- switch is a typical interlock. In this case micro means very little pressure and distance needed to open or close the switch. A micro switch can withstand 2 million operations. If you want more operations use a proximity switch (prox). When you open the door of your microwave oven it is a micro-switch that cuts power to the magnetron.

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    micro-switch is the hardware

    interlock switch is the function

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    really, not much .............   maybe mounting hardware ?

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