Special Application Switches for disabled

 
 
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Specialty Switches

If you trace our company history, you’ll find that AbleNet was built around the introduction of a simple, yet sophisticated switch that, over the years, has allowed countless persons with disabilities to access the world around them at the slightest touch of a button.

 

 

Micro light switch for people with disabilities

Micro Light Switch
Activated by pressing down on the top of the switch with a feather light touch – just 0.4-oz/11.3-g of pressure required!

Micro Light technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Light Touch Pressure
• Activation Surface: 1.7 x 0.5-in/4.5 x 1.3-cm
• Activating Force: 0.4-oz/10-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.25-in/0.7-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Micro Light Plate

Grasp switch for the people with disabilities

Grasp Switch
Activate this tube-shaped switch with a squeeze or pinch. User must be able to release the grip in approximately 2 seconds to prevent switch latching.

Grasp technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pneumatic
• Activation Surface: L: 3-in/7.62-cm; W: 1.4-in/3.5-cm
• Activating Force: 11-oz/300-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.2-in/0.5-cm
• Feedback: N/A
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Grasp Mini Joy Stick Plate

Ribbon switch for people with disabilities

Ribbon Switch
Activated by bending in either direction. Soft to the touch and moisture resistant.

Ribbon technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Lever
• Activation Surface: 4 x 0.25-in/10.16 x 5-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 4-oz/110-g
• Travel Before Activation: 10-degrees deflection
• Feedback: Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Ribbon Switch Mounting Plate

Flex switch for people with disabilities

Flex Switch
Activated by bending the black rubber tip in any direction - up, down, forward and backward! Attached tubing is bent to aid positioning.

Flex technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Lever
• Activation Surface: L: 2.5-in/6.35-cm; W: 1.5-in/4-cm
• Activating Force: 6.5-oz/180-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.5-in/1.3-cm
• Feedback: Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Universal Swivel Plate

Leaf switch for people with disabilities

Leaf Switch
Activated by pressing lightly against the leaf in one direction. Comes with a removable 3-inch round foam pad.

Leaf technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Lever
• Activation Surface: 3-in/7.5-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 1.8-oz/50-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.5-in/1.3-cm
• Feedback: Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Universal Swivel Plate

Pillow switch for people with disabilities

Pillow Switch
A smooth and soft foam surface makes this switch suitable for head or cheek activation. Easily fastens to a pillow or wheelchair cushion with safety pin and Velcro®.

Pillow technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pressure
• Activation Surface: 3.25-in/8-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 6-oz/180-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.1-in/0.2-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Velcro & Pin Included

String switch for people with disabilities

String Switch
Ideal for individuals with limited finger and hand mobility and those with minimal strength. Takes only a slight pull to activate.

String Switch technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: String pull
• Activation Surface: N/A
• Activating Force: 1.5-oz/43-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.015-in/0.0381-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Universal Mounting Plate

Cap switch for people with disabilities

Cap Switch
A small, round single switch with a non-slip based for mounting. Recommended for those with good targeting ability.

Cap Switch technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pressure
• Activation Surface: 2-in/5.08-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 9-oz/255-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.08-in/0.203-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Universal Mounting Plate

Chin switch for people with disabilities

ChinSwitch
Activate this convenient single switch by simply moving your head. The Chin Switch can be positioned anywhere around the neck with plastic tubing that can be cut to fit - just like a custom necklace.

Chin Switch technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Lever
• Activation Surface: 0.79 x 2.75-in/2 x 7-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 1.6-3.77-oz/46-107-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.035-in/0.09-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Included

Cup switch for people with disabilities

Cup Switch
Similar to our popular Cap Switch, but encased in a plastic cup for extra durability. Includes five brightly colored stickers, which makes it ideal for persons with low vision.

Cup Switch technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pressure
• Activation Surface: 2-in/5.08-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 12-oz/340-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.09-in/0.0229-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Universal Mounting Plate

Mini cup switch for people with disabilities

Mini Cup Switch
A smaller version of the Cup Switch for users with good targeting ability. Easily activated with finger or chin. Includes five colored stickers.

Mini Cup Switch technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pressure
• Activation Surface: 1-in/2.5-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 4.2-oz/130-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.01-in/0.03-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Mini Cup, Trigger Plate

Plate switch for people with disabilities

Plate Switch
A very thin membrane switch activated with a light touch on the colored circle. Surface is sealed to prevent moisture damage. Includes five colors.

Plate technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pressure
• Activation Surface: 2-in/5.08-cm diameter
• Activating Force: 1.8-oz/50-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.02-in/0.12-cm
• Feedback: N/A
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Universal Mounting Plate

Rocker switch for people with disabilities

Rocker Switch
A raised bar separates the right and left sides of this dual switch. Press anywhere to the right of the bar for right-side activation. Press anywhere to the left of the bar for left-side activation.

Rocker technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pressure
• Activation Surface: 2 areas: 3 x 3-in/7.62 x 7.62-cm
• Activating Force: 4.2-oz/130-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.1-in/0.2-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm stereo
• Mounting Plate: Universal Mounting Plate

Mini joystick with push for people with disabilities

Mini Joystick with Push
Four switches are activated by moving the joystick in four directions; the fifth is activated by pressing down on the joystick shaft. Two tips included: flexible rubber and hard plastic. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Mini Joystick with Push technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Joystick
• Activation Surface: L: 2-in/5.08-cm
• Activating Force: Joystick: 4.5-oz/120-g; Push: 7.1-oz/200-g
• Travel Before Activation: Joystick: 0.5-oz/1.3-g; Push: 0.1-oz/0.2-g
• Feedback: Tactile
• Plug Size: 9-PIN D Female
Mounting Plate: Grasp Mini Joy Stick Plate

Trigger switch for people with disabilities

Trigger Switch
Designed to meet the rugged needs of wheelchair users. Waterproof and dust proof. Tough enough for use in any environment. Includes five colors.

Trigger technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pressure
• Activation Surface: 0.5 x 0.5-in/1.27 x 1.27-cm
• Activating Force: 11-oz/300-g
• Travel Before Activation: 0.16-in/0.4-cm
• Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
• Mounting Plate: Mini Cup, Trigger Plate

Pneumatic switch for people with disabilities

Pneumatic Switch
This dual switch is activated with either a "sip" or "puff" of the lips. Features internal saliva trap for cleaning. Pneumatic-short (5"/12.5cm neck) or Pneumatic-long(14"/35cm neck) with extended tube for swivel clamp mounting.
*For health reasons, Pneumatic Switch can not be returned once opened.

Pneumatic, Long & Short technical specifications:
• Switch Type: Mechanical
• Connection Type: Wired
• Activation Type: Pneumatic
• Activation Surface: N/A
• Activating Force: 3-in w/c (g)
• Travel Before Activation: N/A
• Feedback: N/A
• Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm stereo
• Mounting Plate: Pneumatic Plate


 

Product HCPC Codes
Communication E2599
Wheelchair K0108
Bed Controllers E2205
General Accessories A9999/E9999


 
 

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