How to Connect your Foot Pedal to an Air Switch

Have questions on how to connect your foot pedal to an air switch? Keep reading for a how to guide to make the process quick and easy!

Low Profile Pneumatic Foot Pedal, Pneumatic Foot Switch

Presair’s foot pedal air actuators are pneumatic footswitches. The pneumatic foot pedals create shockproof, explosion proof and waterproof system as there is no voltage at the point of actuation. When the foot pedal is pressed it sends a pulse of air through a tube to our air switch which then operates a piece of equipment.

Presair’s foot pedals are used in a range of applications including medical, industrial machinery and for the home.

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How to:

The process is quite simple but it is crucial to make sure your connection is tight and secure.

Presairs’ Standard Foot Pedals either come with 1/8″ or 5/16″ outside diameter tubing already connected to the pedal. Standard length of tubing supplied with Presair’s foot pedals is 10 feet, with other lengths available.

F800BA       Circular shape, 5/16″ O.D.
B350BA       Low profile 1/4″ O.D.

B621BA        Rectangular shape 1/4″ O.D.
B721BA        Clam shell shape 1/4″ O.D.

Take the end of the tubing that is not connected to the pedal and slip it directly over the air spout on your air switch. Press firmly to be sure there are no air leaks.

To test if the connection is correct, press your foot pedal and listen for a click on the air switch. If you hear the click, that means the contacts on the air switch are opening and closing and the pedal and switch are operating correctly.

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