PAD40 – Passenger alarm devices

Emergency brake handle for rail vehicles

PAD40 Wall mountpassenger alarm device
PAD40 Wall mount passenger alarm device designed for remote reset for driverless or automatic train operation

The electric emergency brake handle PAD40 enables the passenger to release an emergency stop. Its conspicuous outward appearance is a quick reference point for the passenger even in a stress situation.

High-quality switching elements characterised by positive opening operation, self-cleaning contacts, and high shock and vibration resistance guarantee years of uninterrupted operation.

With its elegant and yet rugged design, this emergency brake handle is not only suitable for rail vehicles running in commuter and main-line rail service, but also for industrial applications like escalators and passenger conveyors.


  • Rugged switching device with aluminium die-cast housing and elegant design
  • Supplied with or without lettering
  • Available as rear-mounted versions without visible fasteners
    or front-mounted versions with 4 visible M5 screws
  • Device can be sealed with a lead tab
  • Fitted with Schaltbau snap-action switches S870 or S826 with gold or silver plated contacts


The extremely robust passenger alarm devices of the PAD40 series are suitable for rail vehicles running in commuter and main-line rail service and furthermore for many other applications in urban environments, such as escalators, platforms and passenger conveyors.


PAD40 series
Mechanical endurance> 1,000 operations
Actuation travelapprox. 16 mm
Actuating force65 N ... 120 N (not lead sealed)
Can be lead sealedYes
ResetDB square key
Triangular wrench key, USA
Triangular wrench key 6.5 CNOMO Type 1
Spring reset optional
Nominal voltage Un150 V
Rated insulation voltage Ui250 V
Conv. thermal current IthS870: 3 A
S826: 10 A
Switching element3 x snap-action switches S870, SPDT
2 x snap-action switches S826, SPDT-DB
Contact materialSilver (Ag90Ni10) or gold (AuNi3Ag26)
Ingress protection rating, IEC 60529Front panel, not operated: IP42
Rear panel: IP00
Vibration, ShockCategory 1, Class B
Mounting orientationWall mount: Handle pointing downwards
Temperature range-40 °C ... +70 °C
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