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Difference between a neutral position limit switch and a two-stage limit switch

Issue:
What is the difference between a neutral position limit switch and a two-stage limit switch?

Product Line:
Limit Switches - GIC Product

Environment:
US Product

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Resolution:
Understanding the process is essential for Limit switch selection and knowing the differences between the 2 types, vital in the correct selction.

Neutral position switches have two different sets of contacts in which one set of contacts changes state when the head is actuated one way and a second set of contacts will change state if the head is actuated in the opposite direction.  Both sets of contacts reset when the head actuates back to center.

Two stage switches also have independent contacts.  One set of contacts changes state if the head moves in one direction, and with further head travel movement in the same direction, the other set of contacts will also change state.
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