ZL290 – DSD foot switches

Switch with changeover contact with snap-action switch S814 series, conv. thermal current 10 A

Dead-man foot switches

The typical range of application for our foot switch is the driver‘s desk of rail vehicles such as locomotives, multiple-unit Trains and driving trailers. The foot switch is also suitable as a driver‘s safety device (DSD) – the dead man‘s pedal.


  • Shapely and rugged design
  • High IP protection degree
  • Long mechanical life
  • Long electrical life at e.g. 24 V DC / 10 mA
  • Compact, easy-to-mount functional unit coming with premoulded wiring and plug-type connection
  • Shock- and vibration tested to EN 50155
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Resistant to oil, maritime climate, ozone attack, and ultraviolet radiation

Stock items

ZL290 B1 fitted with S814 b snap-action switch
ZL290 B2 fitted with S814 b snap-action switch


Dead-man foot switches ZL290
Switching element1x snap-action switch, S814 b40 Form Za SPDT-DB switch with silver contacts, rigid contact bridge and wiping action
Rated insulation voltage Ui250 V
Conv. thermal current Ith10 A
Ingress protection rating, IEC 60529IP64
Mechanical endurance> 10 million operating cycles
Temperature range-25 °C ... +60 °C
Actuating forceapprox. 22 N
Weight2.6 kg
StandardsIEC 60077, VDE 0660
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