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Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-16-3C5

Micro Switch V16


● Wide variation of best-selling microswitches with switching currents of 10 to 21 A.
● Can be used for interrupting current when doors are opened or closed.
● Available in two types of cases: thermoplastic resin and thermosetting resin.
● Indium contact models available for DC load


  • Small appliances
  • Computers and peripherals
  • Medical instrumentation


  • Contact Rating:
21A 250V AC

16A 125V AC

15A 30V DC

10A 30V DC

  • Electrical Life:
≧ 50000 Cycles
  • Insulation Resistance:
≧ 100 MΩ
  • Degree of Protection:
IP 40
  • Operating Temperature:
T 105/55
  • Contact Resistance:
≦ 50mΩ

Micro Switch in Dishwashers: Enhancing Performance and Efficiency

In every contemporary kitchen, the dishwasher has become an essential appliance. It simplifies the task of cleaning dishes, offering convenience and time savings. At the heart of a dishwasher’s efficient operation lies a tiny but vital component known as a micro switch. This small device plays a monumental role in ensuring that your dishwasher operates smoothly, safely, and effectively.

A micro switch in a dishwasher is typically used to detect whether the door of the dishwasher is fully closed or not. When you close your dishwasher’s door, it activates the micro switch, which then signals the control unit to begin the dishwashing cycle. Similarly, when you open the door during operation, it deactivates this switch, automatically pausing or stopping the washing cycle to prevent water from spraying out. Hence, this little switch serves as a safety mechanism that prevents mishappenings and ensures proper functioning.

Microswitches are designed to last for millions of cycles due to their robust build quality. They are built with precision engineering to ensure that they can endure frequent use over many years without failing. The longevity and reliability of these switches play an integral part in maintaining the overall durability of your dishwasher.

Key Features of Micro Switches in Dishwashers

  • Reliability: Micro switches are highly reliable due to their excellent design and high-quality construction materials.
  • Longevity: Their build makes them durable enough to withstand millions of activation cycles.
  • Safety Mechanism: They serve as crucial safety devices by ensuring that dishwashing only begins when doors are securely closed.
  • Versatility: Although small in size, they can handle varying electrical loads making them versatile across different models of dishwashers.
  • Cost-effectiveness: These switches are relatively cheap considering their significance in maintaining appliance safety and efficiency.
  • Easy Replacement: In case they fail; which is rare; they can be easily replaced without needing extensive technical expertise.

In summary, while often overlooked due to its diminutive size, the humble micro switch stands as an unsung hero within your trusted dishwasher. Its role extends far beyond just being a simple switch; its functions ensure reliable performance while prioritizing user safety. As such, next time you load up your dishwasher and press “start,” spare a thought for this tiny titan working tirelessly behind-the-scenes.

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Product Features

Introducing the WEUP Micro Switch Miniature – V-16-3C5: Enhancing Performance and Efficiency in B2B Applications

In the fast-paced world of B2B commerce, efficiency and reliability are paramount. When it comes to electrical switches, one brand stands out among the rest – WEUP. With their Micro Switch Miniature, WEUP offers a cutting-edge solution that caters to the needs of importers, distributors, manufacturers, brands, wholesalers, and retailers alike. This comprehensive argument will highlight the key features and functions of the WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5), emphasizing its effectiveness and showcasing its value proposition to B2B buyers.

Unparalleled Features and Benefits

The WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) boasts a wide range of features and benefits that set it apart from its competitors:

  1. Wide Variation of Best-Selling Microswitches: With switching currents ranging from 10 to 21 A, the V-16-3C5 offers a versatile solution for various B2B applications.
  2. Suitable for Interrupting Current: Whether it’s for opening or closing doors, the V-16-3C5 excels at interrupting current, making it ideal for a wide range of industries.
  3. Two Types of Cases: The V-16-3C5 is available in two case types: thermoplastic resin and thermosetting resin. This allows B2B buyers to choose the option that best suits their specific requirements.
  4. Indium Contact Models: The V-16-3C5 offers indium contact models specifically designed for DC load applications, ensuring optimal performance in demanding B2B environments.

Versatility across Industries

The WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) finds extensive applications across various industries. Its reliability and durability make it an indispensable component in a wide range of B2B products and systems:

  • Small Appliances: From kitchen appliances to household electronics, the V-16-3C5 guarantees efficient operation and enhances user experience.
  • Computers and Peripherals: The V-16-3C5 ensures seamless performance in computer systems, printers, and other peripherals, enabling smooth workflow and enhanced productivity.
  • Medical Instrumentation: With precision engineering and high-quality construction materials, the V-16-3C5 meets the stringent requirements of medical instrumentation, ensuring accurate and reliable results.

Specifications That Inspire Confidence

The WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) comes with specifications that guarantee exceptional performance:

  • Contact Rating: With a contact rating of 21A at 250V AC, 16A at 125V AC, and 15A at 30V DC, the V-16-3C5 can handle demanding electrical loads with ease.
  • Electrical Life: Boasting a minimum electrical life of 50,000 cycles, the V-16-3C5 is built to endure frequent use without compromising performance.
  • Insulation Resistance: With insulation resistance of at least 100 MΩ, the V-16-3C5 ensures safe and reliable operation in diverse B2B environments.
  • Degree of Protection: The V-16-3C5 offers an IP40 degree of protection, safeguarding it against dust and other external factors.

Unwavering Reliability

The WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) is designed and manufactured to meet the highest quality standards. Its robust build quality ensures unwavering reliability in B2B applications:

  1. Longevity: The V-16-3C5 is engineered to last for a minimum of 50 million mechanical operations and 300,000 electrical operations, providing peace of mind for B2B buyers.
  2. Safety Mechanism: The V-16-3C5 serves as a crucial safety device by ensuring that doors are securely closed before initiating processes, preventing mishaps and guaranteeing user safety.
  3. Cost-effectiveness: Despite its exceptional quality and reliability, the V-16-3C5 remains cost-effective, making it an attractive choice for B2B buyers seeking value for money.
  4. Easy Replacement: In the rare event of a failure, the V-16-3C5 can be easily replaced without extensive technical expertise, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.

Endorsement from Certifying Agencies

The WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) has received endorsements from renowned certifying agencies, further validating its quality and reliability:

  • CQC, CCC, CE: These certifications ensure compliance with international safety standards and guarantee the product’s reliability and performance.
  • RoHS, ENEC, PAHS: By complying with environmental regulations, WEUP demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices.

Made by Trusted Chinese Manufacturers

WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) is proudly made by trusted Chinese manufacturers renowned for their expertise in producing high-quality electrical components. With their state-of-the-art factories and advanced manufacturing processes, these manufacturers ensure that each switch meets rigorous quality standards.

By choosing to work with Chinese manufacturers, B2B buyers benefit from competitive pricing without compromising on quality. Furthermore, these manufacturers have extensive experience in serving global markets and have established a reputation for delivering exceptional products on time.


In conclusion, the WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) is the go-to choice for B2B buyers seeking a reliable, versatile, and cost-effective solution. Its wide range of features and benefits, coupled with its unrivaled reliability and longevity, make it an indispensable component in various industries. Backed by endorsements from certifying agencies and manufactured by trusted Chinese manufacturers, the V-16-3C5 inspires confidence in its performance and value.

When it comes to B2B electrical switches, the choice is clear – the WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) is the ultimate solution for importers, distributors, manufacturers, brands, wholesalers, and retailers alike. Experience enhanced performance and efficiency by incorporating this exceptional micro switch into your B2B products and systems today.

For more information on how to source WEUP Micro Switch Miniature (V-16-3C5) directly from reliable China manufacturers or to connect with authorized suppliers, please reach out to us. We are here to assist you in meeting your B2B needs effectively.

Why Choose WEUP?

High Quality

High Quality

Our switches are manufactured using top-grade materials and undergo rigorous quality control measures to ensure superior performance.


We understand the importance of cost-effectiveness in today’s competitive market. That’s why we offer our switches at a competitive price point without compromising on quality.

Reliable Supplier

Reliable Supplier

As one of the leading China manufacturers, WEUP has established a solid reputation for providing reliable products to customers worldwide. We work with reputable suppliers and have a strong network of distributors to ensure prompt delivery.

Excellent Customer Service

At WEUP, we value our customers’ satisfaction above all else. Our dedicated team is always ready to assist you with any inquiries or concerns you may have.

Excellent Customer Service


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Technical Data

Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6

RatingsActuatorMaximum Operating Force (OF)Contact FormTerminalsHeat resistance
21:21 A at 250 VACNone: Pin plunger Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
6: 3.92 N {400 gf}
1: SPDT Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
A : Solder terminals
None : Standard (80°C)
16:16A at 250 VAC1 : Short hinge lever Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
5: 1.96 N {200 gf}
2: SPST-NC Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
C2 : Quick-connect terminals (#187)
-T : Heat-resistive (150°C)
15:15 A at 250 VAC2 : Hinge lever Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
4: 0.98 N {100 gf}
3: SPST-NO Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
C : Quick-connect terminals (#250)
10:10 A at 250 VAC3 : Long hinge lever Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
Note: These values are for the pin plunger models.
4 : Simulated roller lever Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
5 : Short hinge roller lever Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6
6 : Hinge roller lever Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6

Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6

Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6

ActuatorTerminalsContact formMaximum operating force (OF)21A16A
Pin plunger Micro Switch Miniature Basic Switch V-164-3C6Solder terminals (A)SPDT3.92NV-16-1A6
Quick-connect terminals (#187) (C2)SPDT3.92NV-16-1C26
Quick-connect terminals (#250) (C)SPDT3.92NV-21-1C6V-16-1C6
Item                                              ModelV-10V-15V-16V-21V-21(IN)
Permissible operating speed0.1mm to 1 m/s max. (pin plunger models)
Permissible operating frequencyMechanical600 operations/min max. (pin plunger models)
Electrical60 operations/min
Insulation resistance100MΩ min. (at 500 VDC with insulation tester)
Contact resistance (initial value)15mΩ max.
Dielectric strength  *1Between terminals of
the same polarity
AC1,000V  50/60Hz  1min
Between current-carrying metal parts
and ground
AC1,500V  50/60Hz
AC1,500V  50/60Hz
AC2,000V  50/60Hz  1min
Between each terminal and non-current-
carrying metal parts
AC1,500V  50/60Hz
AC1,500V  50/60Hz
AC2,000V  50/60Hz  1min
resistance  *2
Malfunction10 to 55 Hz, 1.5-mm double amplitude
Shock resistance  *2Durability1,000 m/s2  {approx. 100 G} max.
Malfunction200 m/s2
{approx. 20G} max.
300 m/s2 {approx. 30 G} max.
Durability  *3Mechanical50,000,000 operations min. (60 operations/min)
Electrical300,000 operations min.
(30 operations/min)
Heat resistive: 50,000 operations min
(30 operations/min)
100,000 operations min.
(30 operations/min)
Heat resistive: 20,000 operations min
(30 operations/min)
100,000 operations min.
(30 operations/min)
Degree of protectionIEC IP40
Degree of protection against electric shockClass I
Proof tracking index (PTI)175
Ambient operating temperature-25 to 105C
(Heat resistive: -25 to 150C)
-25 to 105C-25 to 80C
-25 to 105C (V-21 series: -25 to 80C) (Heat resistive: -25 to 150C) at ambient humidity of 60% max.
(with no icing or condensation)
Ambient operating humidity85% max. (for 5 to 35C)
WeightApprox. 6.2g (pin plunger models)

Rocker Switch Applications

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Air purifiers, dehumidifiers, etc.

Monitors, copiers, printers, etc.

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How is the shipping?

Our nearest port is Ningbo and Shanghai port, but if you collect the goods to ship together, we could send them to the other farther port. Usually, our customers will choose TNT, DHL, FedEx, and UPS to ship them.

How long is the delivery leading time?

Usually the samples 1-5 days to prepare. For orders, it depends on the quantity. Usually 5-15 days.

How is the packing?

For standard packing, dozens per box, 500pcs or 1000pcs per carton. We also provide you with custom box or carton packing with your logo and design.

How do you do regarding quality control?

All the products will be 100% checked before the shipment.

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