Temperature Switches - Household Appliances

The household appliance temperature switch is the oldest product family of Cebi Group. This product line includes bimetallic thermostats and capillary thermostats which both control temperature. They are used in nearly all household appliances as well as other applications.

Bimetallic Thermostats

The bimetallic thermostat is the oldest component of the Cebi Group. These electrical switches, based on bimetallic technology, open or close the contact of a household appliance when a certain temperature is reached. Unlike temperature sensors (that relay information to a control unit), temperature switches operate autonomously. They can be used in many types of household appliances such as kettles, coffee makers, washing machines and even boilers.

Key characteristics

  • High modularity
  • Proven reliability
  • VDE and UL certifications

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Capillary Thermostats

Called "capillary" due to its very thin tube, Cebi's capillary thermostat is an electrical switch that controls or limits the temperature based on customers' requests. When the temperature reaches a predefined threshold the liquid located inside the thermostat expands and (dis)connects the switch. Cebi's capillary thermostats are used in various applications such as refrigeration, heat pumps, steam cleaning machines, household appliances (coffee machines, washing machines, ovens, fridges, etc.). This well-established technology still requires the professional expertise that Cebi provides in order to manufacture the fast-snapping switch and the super thin membrane with precision. Cebi Group currently offers six different sub-categories of capillary thermostats that are either a complete regulating thermostat or a safety thermostat.

Key characteristics

  • Large variety of designs based on customer requirements
  • Proven reliability
  • Integration of other functions
  • With 497 CE, ENEC and UL certifications
  • Temperature range: -35° to 360°C (under certain conditions)
  • Voltage range: 16 V to 400 V
  • Capillary length: 55-3500 mm
  • Terminal range: up to 3

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