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Item # 578-DWHOX, Hercules Heavy duty Foot Switch - OX 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.
1/2 H.P. 125 VAC

1 H.P. 250 VAC

15A 125-250 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


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, OX-Denotes extra oversize shield models.

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