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Item # GG-355-0000, GG - Series Single Pole/Double Throw (Spring Return) Standard Slide Switch

Specifications  · Available Options  · Materials  · Performance Standards  · Care in Switch Installation




Switch Function


Electrical Ratings

1.0 A @ 125 VDC
1.5A @ 250VAC

3 A @ 125 VAC

Acuator Style & Color

Radius Knurled - Black

Actuator Height

0.515 in.


Self Supporting


PC - with hole

Solder Shield

Vulcanized Fiber Shield 0.020" thick that fits over the switch terminals is also available

Listing Agency
(Consult drawing or factory for specific rating)1


1 Due to ongoing advancements, additional agency certifications may be available, contact us for more information.

Available Options
See Downloads on this page for available Actuator style and height options and Terminal types.


Button Material

Nylon 6/6


Cold Rolled Steel

Housing Plating

4-point PC board mount switches-electro-tin; others - zinc followed by clear chromate.
Panel: Zinc, PC Board: Electro-tin

Moving Contact

Copper Alloy

Moving Contact Plating

Silver is standard. Gold plating is an option, consult factory.

Moving Contact Spring

Beryllium Copper
Phosphor Bronze


Copper Alloy

Terminal Plating

Silver is standard. Gold plating is an option, consult factory.

Terminal Board

NEMA Grade XP Phenolic Laminate

Performance Standards
CW switches are designed to perform to the standards listed when operated within ambient conditions detailed below:
Operating Temperature - 104ºC maximum, -10ºC minimum.
Relative Humidity - Switches will be operable and insulation resistance shall be greater than 100 megohms if allowed to dry for 100 hours at room temperature of 25ºC and after exposure for one hour in an atmosphere having 95% relative humidity and a temperature of 50ºC
High Voltage Breakdown - Minimum of 1000 volts RMS 60 Hz for one minute between parts of opposite polarity.
Contact Resistance - Less than 0.01 ohm at 20 milliamperes DC.
Life Cycling (No Load) - Switches will be operative after 10,000 (minimum) cycles at the rate of 10 cycles per minute.
Life Cycling (Load) - Switches will be operative after 6000 (minimum) cycles at the rate of 10 cycles per minute at rated load

Care in Switch Installation
CW switches will perform properly if they are installed and used properly. Causes for failure often encountered in the field that are the responsibility of the user are:
  1. Removal of factory applied lubricants from switch contacts and moving parts.
  2. Introduction of foreign material into switching mechanism...flux, solder cleaning materials, potting compounds.
  3. Restriction of movement of switch button.
  4. Excessive heat often introduced while soldering.
  5. Switching loads in excess of rating.
Manufacturing Engineers are cautioned to avoid misusing switches and resultant switch failures.


Slide Switch Schematic
(PDF, 645KB)

GG-355-0000_2D DRAWING
(PDF, 427KB)

GG-355-0000_3D MODEL
(STP, 866KB)

130 James Way - Southampton, PA 18966
215-355-7080 | fax: 215-355-1088 |
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