Thermostatic Switches

Thermostats are used in temperature control systems regulating air or liquids and can be used in both commercial and domestic applications. The two main types are capillary and bimetallic thermostats.
RS Components offer a range of thermostats such as enclosure thermostats, mechanical HVAC thermostats, digital and programmable HVAC thermostats, digital and smart thermostats with Wi-Fi.

What Does a Thermostat Do?
It regulates the temperature of a liquid in a tank, or in conjuction with air conditioning units to monitor the air in a room/system. The thermostat simply switches the system off or on whenever necessary so that a constant temperature can be maintained. At home room thermostats switches on the heating when the room is cold and once the temperature has reached the level set, the programmable thermostat switches the heating off.

Capillary Thermostats
These consist of a sensor, capillary tube, diaphragms, a probe and an expansion medium. When the liquid heats up and expands, the temperature sensor is heated allowing for it to be converted into displacement in the diaphragm. The contacts within the closed circuit system can be opened or closed by this displacement due to pressure.
Due to their accuracy and easy installation, they are widely used to control air and water temperatures and are suitable for use in storage heaters, hot tanks and boilers to control hot water.

Bimetallic Thermostats
These consist of a strip of two different metals with different coefficients of linear expansion. The bimetallic strip acts as an electric contact breaker in an electric heating circuit. When the desired temperature is reached, the circuit is broken.
The strips of metal are bolted together. A bridge is then created in the electrical circuit and is connected to your heating system. The strip carries electricity through the circuit when the heating is on. When the strips get hot, both of the metals expand but one more so than the other. The hottest metal bends and opens the circuit. Once the circuit is open the electricity switches off and the heating cuts out.
Once the heating is off, the room cools down which in turn cools down the strip of metal and allows it to go back to its original shape. When it cools, the metal goes back into the circuit and switches the heating back on as the electricity flow has been re-established. The metal strip takes a while to expand and contract so the heating is not constantly switching on and off every few seconds.

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Description Price Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature Opening Temperature Closing Temperature Thermostat Type Switch Configuration Contact Rating Contact Voltage Rating Terminal Type Mounting Type Reset Type Switch Function
RS Stock No. 821-3421
Mfr. Part No.3100U 00031434
BrandHoneywell
$104.02
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-29°C +260°C +21.1°C +10°C Bi-Metallic SPST 3 A 120 V ac Screw - - -
RS Stock No. 357-7525
Mfr. Part No.602021/0001-027-000-25-1000-40-10-00-00-000-00-6
BrandJumo
$256.97
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0°C +150°C - - Capillary - 0.25 A @ 230 Vdc, 16 A @ 230 Vac 230 V ac/dc Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 357-7913
Mfr. Part No.603021/02-2-043-30-1000-40-10-00-00-000-00-6/000
BrandJumo
$318.61
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+20°C +150°C - - Capillary - 0.25 (dc) A, 10 (ac) A 230 V ac/dc Screw - - -
RS Stock No. 357-9824
Mfr. Part No.602021/0001-025-000-25-2000-40-10-00-00-000-00-6
BrandJumo
$195.60
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0°C +100°C - - Capillary - 0.25 A @ 230 Vdc, 16 A @ 230 Vac 230 V ac/dc Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 613-7647
Mfr. Part No.603021/02-2-043-30-1000-40-10-00-00-000-00-6/000
BrandJumo
$265.80
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+20°C +150°C - - Capillary - 0.25 A - Screw - - -
RS Stock No. 111-7793
Mfr. Part No.ORA-350-QC
BrandSelco
$14.78
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+10°C +260°C +350°F +290°F Bi-Metallic NC 10 A @ 250 V ac, 15 A @ 125 V ac 125 V ac @ 15 A, 250 V ac @ 10 A Quick Connect Rotating Bracket Automatic Open On Rise
RS Stock No. 764-5225
Mfr. Part No.604100/20-5-140-3000-0-40/000
BrandJumo
$150.25
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-10°C +15°C - - Capillary SP 16 A - Push In Wall Mount - -
RS Stock No. 467-024
Mfr. Part No.603070/0001-6-021-000-25-0-00-15-00-00-000-00-17
BrandJumo
$165.00
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0°C +50°C - - Capillary - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 467-012
Mfr. Part No.603070/0001-5-026-000-25-2000-40-28-13-46-100-8-6
BrandJumo
$174.36
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0°C +120°C - - Capillary - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 764-5231
Mfr. Part No.604100/20-5-140-6000-0-40/404,
BrandJumo
$175.02
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-10°C +15°C - - Capillary SP 16 A - Push In Wall Mount - -
RS Stock No. 229-5929
Mfr. Part No.2455RP 9100-431 L25C
BrandHoneywell
$14.80
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0°C +186°C +25°C +15°C Bi-Metallic NC 10 A 250 V ac Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 821-3490
Mfr. Part No.3455RC 01000237
BrandHoneywell
$28.96
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+52°C +260°C +113°C +96°C Bi-Metallic SPST 15 A 120 → 250 V ac Screw - - -
RS Stock No. 158-4458
Mfr. Part No.603021/02-1-043-30-0-00-20-13-46-100-8-6/000
BrandJumo
$322.83
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+20°C +150°C - - Capillary NO/NC 10 A 230 V ac/dc Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 764-5234
Mfr. Part No.604100/20-5-140-6000-0-40/000
BrandJumo
$165.17
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-10°C +15°C - - Capillary SP 16 A - Push In Wall Mount - -
RS Stock No. 158-4436
Mfr. Part No.603021/01-1-043-30-0-00-20-13-46-100-8-6/000
BrandJumo
$340.56
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units
+20°C +150°C - - Capillary NO/NC 10 A 230 V ac/dc Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 158-4420
Mfr. Part No.603021/01-1-025-30-0-00-20-13-46-120-8-6/000
BrandJumo
$354.56
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0°C +100°C - - Capillary NO/NC 10 A 230 V ac/dc Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 357-7856
Mfr. Part No.603021/01-2-025-30-1000-40-10-00-00-000-00-6/000
BrandJumo
$357.50
Each
units
0°C +100°C - - Capillary NO/NC 10 A 230 V ac/dc Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 229-5806
Mfr. Part No.2455RP 9100-430 L20C
BrandHoneywell
$14.78
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0°C +186°C +20°C +10°C Bi-Metallic NC 10 A 250 V ac Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 357-7733
Mfr. Part No.603021/02-2-025-30-2000-40-10-00-00-000-00-6/000
BrandJumo
$331.08
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0°C +100°C - - Capillary NO/NC 10 A 230 V ac/dc Solder Tab - - -
RS Stock No. 467-018
Mfr. Part No.603070/0070-5-671-000-00-2000-40-28-13-46-100-8-6
BrandJumo
$190.19
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+70°C +130°C - - Capillary - - - - - - -
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