We need an electrical switch to include in a water heater project that has the following features
CE / VDE approval
Low cost (guide is max [url removed, login to view] USD )
13A 230V min
Latching (that is one depression switches it on and it stays on until the next depression which switches it off)
Low operating force (a typical microswitch is fine)
min 100,000 operation life
operated by a button (ie a push on/off operation is
quantity 1,000 per order
The ideal is a latching version of a microswitch. Of the above parameters, the latching aspect has proven diffcult for us.
The project is simply to locate a manufacturer with a part meetingthe above spec.
We are designingthe switch into a product so the size and so on are not critical.
A part that is available in equivalent form from more than one manufacturer is preferred if possible.