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Item # 578-DWHD, Hercules Heavy duty Foot Switch - Full Shield

  • Rugged cast metal enclosure has sufficient weight to keep the switch from sliding when being operating
  • All models have a neoprene cover gasket plus O-rings on the activating shaft and a separate ground screw
  • In all maintained contact models the release is accomplished by simply pressing the latch with a light forward movement of the toe. The release is placed under the full shield so falling objects cannot easily release it
  • Oversize "O" and "OX" shield models accept oversized safety shoes and metatarsal foot guards. The "OX" shield has an additional 3/4inch (19.1 mm) opening height as compared to the "O" shield
  • Painted alert orange
  • single 3/4" -14 NPT threaded conduit entry is standard
  • 3 holes provided for rigid mounting to the floor or equipment



  • Driptight
  • Dusttight
  • Watertight
  • Oiltight







Electrical Rating

Heavy pilot duty 250 Vac max.
15 A 125-250 VAC

1/2 H.P. 125 VAC

1 H.P. 250 VAC


NEMA Type 2, 4 & 13
UL Enclosure 2, 4 & 13
CSA Enclosure 2, 4 & 13
EN 60529 Degree of Protection IP56


9 x 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 Inch

Weight Approx.

8 lbs


1st stage Momentary and 2nd stage maintained DB Double break model must be wired to equal voltage sources and the same polarity. The loads should be on the same sides of the line.


S-Denotes Momentary Contact-Press to start - release to stop, D-Denotes Maintained Contact-Press to start - Release Latch to stop.

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