VEX EDR Accessories - Electronics - Bumper Switch (2-pack) - 276-2159

VEX Robotics

SKU: 276-2159

Regular price $14.49

Kit includes a pair of simple bumper switches custom built for VEX Robotics. Ruggedized Bumpers allow the switch to be triggered by large impacts without sustaining damage.

  • Provide feedback to microcontroller as events "happen"
  • Rugged bumpers allow switch to be triggered without damage
  • Useful as a trigger in a variety of applications
  • Functionality is pre-programmed in the VEX Microcontroller

Bumper Switch Sensor: The bumper sensor is a physical switch. It tells the robot whether the bumper on the front of the sensor is being pushed in or not.

Benefits:The bumper switch can help the robot avoid dangerous collision automatically.

Switch Info: SPST switch (“Single Pole, Single Throw”) configured for Normally Open behavior.

Switch Connection: Wired to normally open (OFF)

Signal Behavior: When the switch is not being pushed in, the sensor maintains a digital HIGH signal on its sensor port. This High signal is coming from the Microcontroller. When an external force (like a collision or being pressed up against a wall) pushes the switch in, it changes its signal to a digital LOW until the switch is released. An unpressed switch is indistinguishable from an open port.

Range Limits: Forces less than a pound can trigger the bumper switch (5.06 oz typical).