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Hand-E-Tap, the first programmable, ADA compliant access button built with Essex Piezoelectric Switch Technology. This extremely rugged, vandal resistant switch is designed to operate in a variety of high use, harsh, interior or exterior, industrial and commercial environments. Easy to use for all users including the sight, hearing or physically impaired. Essex Billion Cycle Switch Technology allows the switch to be operated with a light tap on any area of the switch even with a gloved hand, elbow or cane.


See how the Hand-E-Tap provided a door control solution to a local hospital by visiting the Hand-E-Tap Case Study.

The Essex Hand-E-Tap Series
1 SPDT Relay (Rated 8A at 30VDC, 125VAC)
Field Programmable Output: Toggle (On/Off) or Adjustable 1 to 60 Seconds
Stainless Steel Construction (316L)
Custom Graphics Available (Laser marked Stainless Steel)
ADA Compliant Switch

Essex Hand-E-Tap switches can be used to control an automatic door, electric lock/strike or magnetic lock. They can also be used as a programmable switch in toggle mode to control an electrical device. Additional features include field programmable audio and LED control to provide switch activation feedback to the user. Laser marked graphics create an extremely durable mark which can be customized with text, logos or symbols.  For custom marking options, contact Essex at 1-800-KEYLESS. Hand-E-Tap is available with a Stainless Steel, Black or Brass Finished bezel and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

For enhanced switch illumination, the Hand-E-Tap Series can be used with an Illuminated Spy Proof Housing. An angled mounting Back Box is also available for surface mount installations. 

Essex Electronics, Inc.
1130 Mark Ave. Carpinteria, CA 93013
1-800-KEYLESS or 1- 805-684-7601
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