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How to Determine What Snapdisc Mounting Style You Need

Snapdisc Mounting Style

With snapdiscs, different applications will require a different snapdisc mounting style. Temperature switches can be installed in a variety of environments, and the right mounting bracket is needed to make sure that the switch is able to perform accurately. Even if a switch functions at the right temperature, the wrong bracket can cause it switch at the wrong time or even not switch at all.

Continue reading about mounting styles below.

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Pipe Mounts

The most important thing to remember when selecting a pipe mount is to not use a pipe mount that is too small. If the mount is too small, then the switch will not make good contact with the pipe, which will cause it to not work properly. Ideally you should use a mount that matches the size of the pipe, but if you can’t find an exact match, then you should go with a slightly bigger mount. When a bigger mount is used, thermal paste can fill in some of the gaps to ensure good thermal conductivity.

If the pipe is much larger than the switch, then it’s recommended that a block be attached to the pipe for a switch to mount to. The most important thing to keep in mind is the amount of surface area making contact. The more surface area that is in contact with the switch, the better.

Airstream Mounts

An airstream mount is used in applications where the switch can’t be attached to a surface. If a device is made of material that does not conduct heat well, then measuring the temperature of a surface might allow the device to get too hot before the switch shuts it down.

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Surface/Stud Mounts

Surface and stud mounts are used when a switch needs to be mounted to a flat surface. Typically the surface would be metal, as metal conducts heat well. Surface mounts are the most common type of mounting style, as they are versatile. Stud mounts screw into a hole, which makes them easy to install. However, they can’t be used if the surface is too thin.

Senasys designs and manufactures a number of different snap disc thermostats with a variety of mounting styles. Our switches are used in many different applications, including generators, heaters, and even vending machines.

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