VEX Bumper Switch (2-pack)

Kit includes a pair of simple bumper switches custom built for the VEX Robotics Design System. Ruggedized Bumpers allow the switch to be triggered by large impacts without sustaining damage.

SKU: 276-2159

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Bumper Switch Sensor: The bumper sensor is a physical switch. It tells the robot whether the bumper on the front of the sensor is being pushed in or not.

Switch Info: SPST switch (Single Pole, Single Throw) configured for Normally Open behavior.

Signal Behavior: When the switch is not being pushed in, the sensor maintains a digital HIGH signal on its sensor port. This High signal is coming from the Microcontroller. When an external force (like a collision or being pressed up against a wall) pushes the switch in, it changes its signal to a digital LOW until the switch is released. An unpressed switch is indistinguishable from an open port.

Provide feedback to Microcontroller as events "happen".
Rugged bumpers allow switch to be triggered without damage.
Useful as a trigger in a variety of applications.
Compatible with VEX Cortex Microcontroller and Flowol 4 Software.

Additional Info

Additional Info


Kit Contents:
(2) Bumper Switches.
Compatibility: VEX Cortex Microcontroller, 3-Wire Extension Cables.
Type: Momentary.
Trigger Force: 5.06 oz typical.
Function :
Switch Type: SPST (single pole - single throw).
Switch Connection: Wired to normally open (OFF).
Outputs: 3-Wire Cable
Black: ground.
Red: No Connect.
White: control signal.
Bumper Switch Weight: 0.042 lbs (19.05 grams).
Actual weight one one item (no packaging).

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SKU 276-2159
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