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Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch

Model:

8600

 | Catalog #: 55016278
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Product Summary

Protect sliding doors and windows.

The Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch is ideal for protecting sliding doors and windows. This is one of the most compact magnetic switches available. To make things easy, adhesive has been pre-applied, so you can stick and go.

  • Ideal for protecting sliding doors and windows
  • When the 2 magnets are together, the contacts are open; contact closes, when separated
  • Compact design is hardly noticeable
  • Pre-applied adhesive backing for ease of installation
  • Prewired leads for ease of use
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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
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Directed ElectronicDirected 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch
 
2.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (4)

Cons

  • Incompatible (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Casual user (3), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6), Personal (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    works as expected

    By mred

    from Mustang, OK

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

          Like previous posts say RS could post the amp load for the switch and if the magnet holds the relay open or closed. You have to read previous posts by others to learn about the switch.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Swich works. For those that can read.

          By Sir Norman

          from Charlotte, Where prople READ.

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                I READ the listing and the post from the OTHER people that think that an alarm switch can turn on a light with high current. It's a contact swith for a alarm you people that have the smarts of a rock. READ THE LISTING! READ!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Must have alow amoerage rating, fried it

                By Buddy

                from Wilmington, Nc

                About Me Casual User

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Fried it first time I use
                  • Incompatible
                  • Inconsistent Signal
                  • Wears Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                    It worked once and then quit. Evidently I fried it using it in a closet with two light bulbs. Could not find current rating in specs.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Read the specs before buying or rating

                    By Jim

                    from Independence, MO

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Performance
                    • Easy to use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • garage

                      Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                      So many negative comments about needing a N/O switch. If you read the specs, it states:

                      When the 2 magnets are together, the contacts are open; contact closes, when separated

                      That seems pretty clear to me. It works exactly as expected given the correct conditions. I used it to tell when my garage door is open. Wired it to power and an LED and when the door opens, the contacts separate and the switch closes which turns on the LED. Pretty simple

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      No info or specifications are available

                      By Dennis

                      from Carrollton, TX

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Incompatible
                      • No voltagecurrent info

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                        If you are creating a new system to use a switch like this, DO NOT BUY THIS SWITCH, because you have no idea what current capability it has or what voltage it will support.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Magnetic Micro Switch

                        By Mike

                        from Santa Clarita, CA

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Inconsistent Signal

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                            I went into Radio Shack and told them exactly what I needed, A door magnet switch that is normaly closed. That when the door is closed and the magnet is next to the switch, the switch is open and when the door is open and the magnet is away from the switch, the switch closes. [...] They made the mistake, I should only have to go to the store where they ordered it for me and get my money back.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            it is a n/o switch when contact is made

                            By The Alarm Guy

                            from Austin Texas

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Performance
                            • Universal application
                            • Versatile
                            • Weather resistant

                            Cons

                            • It's not free

                            Best Uses

                            • Security systems

                            Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                            Use an ohm meter to test the switch. It should be open when the magnet is in range or contact with the lead portion of the swith. Use a SPDT Relay to change the state of the switch to fit the application. Google a diagram if you can't read the schematic on the relay.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Not happy

                            By The Hoe's

                            from Kaneohe, HI

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Incompatible

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                                Needed a normally closed magnetic switch and the one supplied was a normally open magnetic switch, [...]

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

                                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Open or Closed? No Info. That's STUPID.

                                By Casual Reviewer

                                from Boston

                                About Me Casual User

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                                      Some previous posters could have posted whether the switch is ordinarily open or closed when adjacent to the magnet, since they obviously found out. Duh!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

                                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      I will by this again.

                                      By TEK

                                      from Mounds View, MN

                                      About Me Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Performance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Directed Electronic Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch:

                                          The magnetic switches are use for freezer doorm controls for Dairy Queens.
                                          The discription of the switches would have been useful to know if it was open with the magnet to adjust the circuitry.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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