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250 Series

Thermal Switches
Honeywell's TS250 is Qualified
to MIL-PRF-24236/29

Honeywell's 250 Series snap-action thermal switches are


specifically designed for applications requiring high current Features
capacity in high vibration and shock environment. High ampere rating
Rugged all welded hermetic construction
The hermetic all-welded construction of the 250 Series
Solder terminals, screw lugs, or lead wires are available
allows use in a broad range of temperature and altitude
Environmental temperature range from -85F to +350F
applications. It is available in eight standard configurations
Differential range from 5F to 35F
and comes with either solder terminals or screw type lugs.
High vibration resistance
Application Examples Crisp SPST or TCST contact operation
Aircraft window heat controllers and defrosters (see schematic diagrams)

Space Station pump control for liquids Available in eight standard configurations

Battery and compartment temperature control and overheat Contacts open or close on rising temperature

Power supply overtemperature Custom units with special plating, lead wires, or overmolds can be
provided (consult factory)
Railroad step defrosters
Wire and overmold available (consult factory)
Gun mount mechanism de-icing
Ship gun turrets

Specifications for 250 Series Thermal Switches


Contact Arrangement: SPST
Performance
TCST (Two Circuit, Single Throw)
Endurance: 100,000 cycles minimum at rated DC or AC loads
Insulation Resistance: 1000 megohms minimum at 500 VDC
Electrical Ratings 10 Amperes Resistive 28VDC 100,000 cycles
15 Amperes 115 VAC 60 Hz 100,000 cycles
3 Amperes Resistive 55 VDC 100,000 cycles
.75 Amperes Inductive 75 VDC 1,000,000 cycles
4.5 Amperes Inductive 28 VDC 10,000 cycles
Dielectric Withstanding 1500 VAC RMS - terminals to case,
Voltage: 500 microamperes maximum leakage
Environmental Vibration: Method 204, 15.4 grms, 10 to 2000 Hz
(MIL-STD-202) Shock: Method 213, 100g/6ms, 750g/0.5ms
Thermal Shock: Method 107, Condition B, -85 to +257F
Acceleration: Method 212, Condition A, 20g
Moisture Resistance: Method 106, 240 hours, 98% RH and from +77 to +149F
Hermetic Seal: Method 112, Condition B
Salt Spray: Method 101, Condition B, 48 hours
Configuration Drawings (dimensions in inches) 251, Configuration 1
.30 .65
MA MA
TEMPERATURE
X X
SENSING
All configurations shown are available with upright terminals SURFACE

.20 TYP 2 3
.40 1.01
TYP MAX
1 4

.060 .050
TYP TYP

252, Configuration 2 253, Configuration 3


MS51957-26 2.25
SCREW, (6-32) .30 .65
.050
.55.05 WITH FLAT 1.813 MAX MAX

AND LOCK .90 .060


.33 TYP WASHER
2 PLACES TEMPERATUR
SENSING
SURFACE
B A
2 3
1.18 .40
.20 TYP
MAX .218 1.25
.94.05 TYP
1 4

.63
2 3
1.01 .060
MAX TYP
1 4
.050
TYP TEMPERATURE
45 X .25 SENSING
.218 TYP SURFACE

.25 .65
MAX MAX

254, Configuration 4 255, Configuration 5


MS51957-26 SCREW, (6-32) .218
.55.05 WITH FLAT AND 2 HOLES
.050 .40
LOCK WASHER .72
TEMPERATURE
2 PLACES
SENSING .20
SURFACE
45 X .25
TYP TYP
.218
B A 1.18
.050
MAX TYP
.94
.05
FULL R

2 3
1 2 1.500
1.01
.218 1.25 2.00 1.25
MAX
1 4
4 3
.63
.060
TYP
.90 45 X .25 .060 TEMPERATURE
TYP .25 .65 SENSING
1.813
MAX MAX .40 TYP SURFACE
1.40
2.25 .060 MAX .20
.25 .68
MAX MAX

256, Configuration 6 257, Configuration 7


1.95 MAX .20 .68 .218 TEMPERATURE
MA MA FULL R .20
HOLE .060 SENSING
.72 X X TYP
45 X .25 TYP SURFACE
.218
45 X .25 2 HOLES TYP
TYP

.63
4 1
1

1.01
.218
1.25 MAX
.55 1.01
1.500 3 2
2.00 .05 MAX 1.25
A
4

.40 .050 .060


TEMPERATURE TYP TYP
MS51957-26 SENSING .65
SCREW, (6-32) WITH 1.813 .30
SURFACE MAX
FLAT AND LOCK MAX
.060 1.40 WASHER .20 2.25
MAX
2 PLACES
.40
258, Configuration 8 259, Configuration 9
.55.05 TEMPERATURE
MS51957-26 2X .33
.050 SENSING
SCREW, 6-32, SURFACE
WITH FLAT AND
LOCK WASHER TEMPERATURE 3/8-24 UNF-2A
SENSING .050 THREAD
SURFACE TYP
FULL B
A
R
.218
1.18 2 3
.94 MAX .40
.98
.05 TYP 1 4
.218
3 2 .20 .060
1.25 1.01
TYP TYP
MAX
4 1
.21
.63 1.063 .19
HEX
.80
.25 .312
MAX

.060

1.813 .25 MAX


.25X45
TYP .65
MAX
2.25

Schematic Diagrams Tolerance Limits


1 3 Specified Temp Setpoint Range Standard Setpoint Tolerance
F (C) F (C)
2 4 -45 to 25 (-43 to -4) 8 (4.4)
SPST 26 to 230 (-3 to 110) 5 (2.8)
231 to +350 (111 to 177)
7 (3.9)
1 3

2 4
TCST
Two Circuit
Single Throw

Sample Ordering Code


Once written, your ordering code becomes the UNIT #
specific part number, as the following example 1 2 3 4 5 6
illustrates: 255 T 100 A 112 XX
Configuration shown in drawing
T = Tin plate finish*
Lower temperature setpoint at 100F 5F
A = Open on temperature rise
B = Close on temperature rise
Upper temperature setpoint at 112F 5F
Custom features (Consult Factory)
* Other finishes are available (consult Factory).

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