S579 – Dead-man pushbutton

Handle with changeover contact with snap-action switch S804 or S814 series, conv. thermal current 10 A

Dead-man handles
Dead-man handles
Dead-man handles
Dead-man handles

S579 Series dead-man handles incorporate the proven Schaltbau Limit switches. The rugged switching devices are very versatile and have a very long design life.

The dead-man handles are designed for use under rough operating conditions, e.g. on locomotives and multiple units.


  • Dead-man handles with change-over contact
  • Rugged, long-lasting, reliable
  • Snap-action switch S804 or S814
  • High electrical rating due to solid contact bridge
  • Contact material: hard silver or gold alloy
  • High resistance to shock and vibration
  • S814 featuring wiping, self-cleaning contacts

Stock items

S579 T fitted with S804 b 40 snap-action switch with stronger return spring
S579 TG same as S579 T with yellow button
S579 W for wall mounting, fitted with S814 b 40 snap-action switch


DSD push button S579
Switching elementS804 b 40 or S814 b 40
Rated insulation voltage Ui250 V
Conv. thermal current Ith10 A
Ingress protection rating, IEC 60529IP66
Mechanical endurance> 5 million operating cycles
Temperature range-40 °C ... +85 °C
Weightapprox. 500 g
StandardsIEC 60077, VDE0660
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