|Handicap Activation Switches|
Today handicap door openers or low energy door operators can be found everywhere due to the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. A low energy door operator uses 2 knowing act devices to activate the door operator. These knowing act devices are typically wireless handicap push buttons. Knowing act refers to the idea that pedestrians activate the door with the intent of opening the door. This is different than an automatic door sensor, which activates based on motion. With a sensor it is possible pedestrians may activate the door without the intent. The handicap push buttons used have a stainless steel faceplate with the wheelchair symbol and the words "push to open." With so many handicap buttons in buildings everywhere, it is only a matter of time before you need to open the handicap push button to replace the battery or replace the switch altogether. In this article we explain how to take apart the handicap push button the easy and fast way.
Allen Screw Style Push Button Removal
|Handicap Button With Allen Hex Key Screw Holes|
|Handicap Button Allen Screw Hole Template|
Phillips Screws In Faceplate, Screw At Bottom Of Surface Mount Box
|Round Handicap Button With Screw Holes In Faceplate|
There are some handicap push buttons that do not have small allen screw holes in the faceplate, but instead have phillips head screws. These types of push buttons are quite easy to remove as they are designed to mount to a 2 piece surface mount black plastic box. Look at the bottom of the black mounting box that the switch is attached too. At the bottom of the surface mount box is a phillips screw which can be removed. Once removed the handicap switch can be removed. Once removed you will notice that the handicap button and plastic housing removes from a plastic back plate which is screwed to the wall.
|2 Piece Plastic Surface Mount Box With Screw Hole In Bottom|
Phillips Screws In Faceplate, No Screw At Bottom Of Surface Mount Box
|Handicap Button Wheelchair Symbol With Push To Open Text|
|Handicap Button Switch Attaching To Surface Mount Wall Box|