Category: Communication∨g=

String Switch

AbleData does not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but we provide you with information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. If you are interested in purchasing a product, you can find companies who sell it below.

The String Switch is a pull switch designed for use by people with very limited upper extremity range of motion or minimal strength. The switch consists of a pull cord attached to a microswitch box. To activate the switch, the user pulls on a string or strand of yarn attached to the pull cord. The switch is equipped with a 1/8-inch mono plug. The string/yarn may be wrapped around any moveable body part. Less than 1 ounce of pressure is required for activation. The switch box can be mounted with Blue-Tac, Velcro, Dual-Lock, or other adhesives. DIMENSIONS: 2 x 2.75 inches. WEIGHT: 3.2 ounces. WARRANTY: Three years.

Technical Specifications: 

String Switch technical specifications:

  • Switch Type: Mechanical
  • Connection Type: Wired
  • Activation Type: String pull
  • Activation Surface: N/A
  • Activating Force: 1.5-oz/43-g
  • Travel Before Activation: 0.015-in/0.0381-cm
  • Feedback: Auditory click, Tactile
  • Plug Size: 1/8-in/3.5-mm mono
  • Mounting Plate: Universal Mounting Plate


Price Check
as of: 
String Switch

Made By:

Ablenet, Inc.
Ablenet, Inc. Organization Type: 
Email address:
Phone: 800-322-0956
Fax: 651-294-2259
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
Web Address:
Controls, Recreation, Communication, Computers

Sold By:

eSpecial Needs, Llc
eSpecial Needs, Llc Organization Type: 
Email address:
Phone: 877-664-4565
Fax: 800-664-4534 or 314-692-2428
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
Web Address:
Personal Care