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Pico Switch

Pico Switch On/OFF Hall Magnetic Switch
I deal for small gliders/F3K  
​3 Amps to 5 Amps

Instruction Manual 

Demo Video at the bottom of the page


Features: -

  • Our intelligent Magnetic Switch knows what ON/OFF state it’s in, If the battery is disconnected with the switch in its off state, it will remember this for Seconds.  If the battery is disconnected when turned ON, the switch will be default ON when reconnected. 

  • Our switches have an interactive feature - The LED flashes under normal use, when the magnet is placed over the active area, the LED goes solid "ON" as the magnet is sensed, as soon as the timer has counted 3 seconds the LED goes "OFF" and gives a confirmation FLASH until the magnet is moved away.

  • Swipe version - The Blue LED is on constant until turned OFF.

  • Our magnetic switch utilizes a Hall Effect Sensor (no mechanical switching parts). Careful firmware design ensures that stray magnetic fields cannot toggle the switch incorrectly; we guarantee 99.9% operating under normal conditions.

  • Positively switched – Ideal for electric models, esc safe, there’s no need for an opto isolator.

  • Safe and reliable: -​  Default ON – if the battery is disconnected (whilst in its ON State) and then reconnected the output will turn ON 99.9% of the time.  I.e. brownout due to bad battery connection.  The magnetic switch is programmed to sample the magnet over the sensor for a set period without interruption and only then will it turn the output OFF.  Extremely resilient to magnetic interference due to the switches microcontroller that is programmed with an algorithm.

 Installation & Use: -
"3 Second" Version - When the switch is plugged into the power supply for the first time the output will turn on and the LED will flash.  Securely mount the switch as close to the fuselage or wing surface as possible.  To locate the sensor simply sweep over the predicted sensor location, when the switch senses the magnet the LED will go solid (ON) indicating the perfect position.  Use a marker pen and mark where the sensor is located and use a piece of double-sided tape and/or a piece of sponge to hold the switch in place.  To turn the switch off, place the supplied magnet over the sensor and the LED will go solid (ON) then count for 3 seconds or more without interruption the output will then turn OFF, the LED will flash to confirm and continue to flash until the magnet is moved away.
The "Swipe" version - Simply swipe the magnet over the sensor (slowly) to turn the output ON/OFF.  Please allow 1.5 seconds between turning the switch OFF and then ON again.
Tips: -
3 Second Sample: To turn the switch OFF count
1, 1000, 2, 1000, 3, 1000. 
To turn the magnetic switch ON just swipe the magnet over the sensor. 

Please ensure a full range check of the model is undertaken prior to use.


Supply Voltage 3V - 14.5V maximum (Recommended up to 9V).
Dropout voltage ~40µV
Maximum Operating current : -
Type 1 = 3A @ +25C ambient temperature.
Type 3,4,5 =  5A @ +25C ambient temperature.
Maximum Burst current - >20A
Standby(Off State), Quiescent current - 4µA
Operating temperature range -40°C +80°C
Dimensions: 15 x 8 x 4mm
                     0.5905” x 0.3149” x 0.1574” inches
Total cable length Approx 140mm (5.5118”)
Weight Including all cables - ~3g (0.107oz)

Warning!! –
Reversing the polarity of the supply WILL harm the switch. 
Please don’t remove the protective heat shrink covering.  
Doing so will void any warranty

From £19.50 + P&P UK mainland.  Postage will be calculated at checkout.


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Pico Switch 3A (Type 2) 27 AWG Silicone Leads, BEC input JR output connectors.

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Pico Switch 5A (Type 3) 22 AWG Silicone Leads, JR connectors.

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Pico Switch 5A (Type 4) 22 AWG Silicone Leads, JR connectors + Charge Lead.

​£22.30 + Postage


Pico Switch 5A (Type 5) 22 AWG Silicone Leads, JR Output connectors, Bare input leads.

£20.00 + Postage

Pico Switch 5A (Type 6) 22 AWG Silicone Leads, JST Output connectors, Bare input leads.

£22.30 + Postage  

Demo video

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