What is an air switch on an InSinkErator?

What is an air switch on an InSinkErator?

A garbage disposal air switch activates your disposal by pressing a button, which sends a pulse of air through PVC tubing to a control box underneath your sink which contains an air pressure switch. The disposal air switch is compatible with most garbage disposals and installation is easy!

How do I connect my InSinkErator air switch?

Position it between the push button and the rubber gasket. Attach air tubing between push button and power module. Push the tubing tightly onto the molded protrusions. Plug power module cord into a dedicated, grounded 120V AC outlet that is continuously energized.

Where should a disposal Air Switch be placed?

The best location for the disposal switch is an airswitch on your counter, next to the faucet. It will not harm or crack your granite to have the air switch there.

How does a garbage disposal air button work?

A garbage disposal air switch is a type of pressure or plunger control knob that activates a garbage disposal by pushing a burst of air through a plastic or vinyl tube to a control unit mounted under a sink. These air switches do not rely upon electricity and thus permit mounting on counter or sink surfaces.

Are garbage disposal Air switches safe?

Safety – First and foremost, air switches are very safe. Even though the control box/air switch is plugged into an electrical outlet under the sink, there’s no electricity at the point of contact with the countertop garbage disposal button. Thus, reducing the risk of electrical shock.

How do you install an air switch?

How to Install an Air Switch

  1. Drill a hole in the counter. Determine the location that is most convenient for the switch.
  2. Attach Hose and Slip Air Switch into Counter. Attach the hose to the switch.
  3. Twist the Nut onto the Air Switch.
  4. Attach the Hose to the Relay and Plug Everything In.
  5. Stand Back and Enjoy the View.

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