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Cutting Edge Switch Technology: Essex proprietary Piezoelectric Switch Technology
Weather Resistant Design: Circuit Assembly Encapsulation
Vandal Resistant Stainless Steel Construction
Field Selectable Illumination: Externally Controlled or Switch Activated. Select ON/OFF for standby or active status
Custom Graphics available (Laser Marked in Black anywhere on the switch area)
Mounting Methods: 
  • Single Gang  Mounts directly to a single gang switchbox or optional mounting Backbox.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Power Requirements: 12 to 24VAC/DC*
              PHS Switch  One SPDT Relay 8A @ 30VDC, 125VAC
    Current Draw: Min   Max
              PHS Switch  <8mA <100mA
    Field Programmable Output Mode: Toggle or Adjustable Output Time 1 to 60 seconds
    Switch Operating Temperature:-40C to +70C (-40F to +160F)
    Piezoelectric Switch Life Cycle: > 1 Billion Cycles)
    Switch Dimensions: 

    Single Gang 

    5 1/8" H 3 3/8" W 1"D

    Switch No Bezel 

    3" H 2 1/2" W 7/16" D
    *Important Note: Due to the electrical design of Essex Piezoelectric Switches, they will not operate with <11VAC/DC. Backup power (i.e. UPS) is required for operation during a power interruption. Some local building or fire safety regulations may limit the use of electronic exit buttons.  Consult with local officials prior to installing electronic buttons for egress applications. Older versions of the Hand-E-Tap accept only DC input power.  Check the 

    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. 

    Part No. Description   Graphics
    PHSS1-US  Hand-E-Tap Access 8A Switch, Stainless Bezel ADA Wheelchair Icon
    PHSK1-US  Hand-E-Tap Access 8A Switch, Black Bezel ADA Wheelchair Icon
    PHSB1-US  Hand-E-Tap Access 8A Switch, Brass Finished Bezel ADA Wheelchair Icon
    PHSS2-US  Hand-E-Tap Access 8A Switch, Stainless Bezel "PUSH TO OPEN"
    PHSK2-US  Hand-E-Tap Access 8A Switch, Black Bezel "PUSH TO OPEN"
    PHSS2MX-US  Hand-E-Tap Access 8A Switch, Stainless Bezel "PRESIONE PARA ABRIR"
    PHSS4-US  Hand-E-Tap Access 8A Switch, Stainless Bezel "PUSH TO EXIT"
    PS-12DC  12 Volt Power Supply - 1.5 Amp w/6'Cord N/A

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