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VL Mini Limit Switches (AZ8) (Discontinued Products)

Rating/ Performance

1.Rating

1) Standard type

Load Resistive load
(cos ø≒1)
Inductive load
(cos ø≒0.4)
125V AC 5A 3A
250V AC 5A 2A
125V DC 0.4A 0.1A

2) Types with neon lamp and with LED

Load Rated control
voltage
Resistive load
(cos ø≒1)
Inductive load
(cos ø≒0.4)
With Neon lamp 125V AC 5A 3A
240V AC 5A 2A
With LED 24V DC 3A -

2.Characteristics

Contact arrangement 1 Form A 1 Form B
Initial contact resistance, max. 15mΩ (By voltage drop 6 to 8V DC at rated current)
Contact material Gold clad silver alloy (cadmium free)
Initial insulation resistance
(At 500V DC)
Min. 100MΩ
Initial breakdown voltage 1,000Vrms for 1 min Between non-consecutive terminals 2,000Vrms for 1 min Between dead metal parts and each terminal 2,000Vrms for 1 min Between ground and each terminal
Shock resistance max. In the free position Max. 98m/s2 {10G}
In the full operating position Max. 294m/s2{30G}
Vibration resistance Standard type: Max. 55Hz Type with indicator: 10 to 50Hz, double amplitude of 1.5mm
Expected life
(Min. operations)
Mechanical 107 (at 120 cpm)
Electrical 3 x 105 (at rated resistive load) 5 x 106 (Magnetic contactor FC-100 200V AC load)
Life of lamp Min. 2 x 104 hours (Neon lamp type)
Ambient temperature/
Ambient humidity
–20 to +60℃ –4 to +140℉/Max. 95%
Max. operating speed 120 cpm

3.EN60947-5-1 performance

Item Rating
Rated insulation voltage (Ui) 250VAC
Rated impulse withstand voltage (Uimp) 2.5kV
Switching overvoltage 2.5kV
Rated enclosed thermal current (Ithe) 5A
Conditional short-circuit current 100A
Short-circuit protection device 10A fuse
Protective construction IP64
Pollution degree 3

4.Operating characteristics

Characteristics O.F. (N {gf})
max.
R.F. (N {gf})
min.
Pretravel
(P.T.), max.
mm inch
Movement
Diferential
(M.D.), max.
mm inch
Overtravel
(O.T.), min.
mm inch
Totaltravel
(T.T.), min.
mm inch
Push plunger
Roller plunger
Cross roller plunger
8.83 {900} 1.47 {150} 1.5 .059 0.7 .028 4 .028 5.5 .217
Roller arm 5.88 {600} 0.49 {50} 20° 10° 75° 95°
Adjustable roller arm 7.84 {800}~3.35 {342} 0.49 {50}~0.21 {21} 20° 10° 75° 95°
Adjustable rod 7.84 {800}~1.99 {203} 0.49 {50}~0.12 {12} 20° 10° 75° 95°
Flexible rod spring wire 0.88 {90} - 30 (1.181) - 20 (.787) 50 (1.969)
*Characteristics measured at bent condition: min. radius 100mm 3.937inch.
Note 1 :Keep the total travel values in the specified range. Otherwise the actuator force may rise to several times the operating force, resulting in a mechanical failure or much shorter service life.

5.Protective construction

Protective construction VL Mini limit switch VL Mini limit switch
(with lamp)
IEC
IP60
IP64

6.Lamp rating

Types Rated
operating
voltage
Operating
voltage
range
Internal
resister
Neon lamp 100 to 200V AC 80 to 240V AC 120kΩ
LED 6V DC 5 to 15V DC 2.4kΩ
12V DC 9 to 28V DC 4.7kΩ
24 to 48V DC 20 to 55V DC 15kΩ

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