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AMETEK Switch has been a world class supplier of electrical switching products for over 100 years. AMETEK Prestolite Switch joined AMETEK in 2000, but it’s history can be traced back thru Prestolite Electric all the way to the start of Electric Auto-lite in 1911. Today we are part of the AMETEK Power Instruments group located in Rochester, NY and continue to build upon our rich tradition of innovation, integrity, quality, and excellence. We are pleased to design and manufacture a comprehensive line of high-quality DC contactors and solenoids for a wide range of our customer applications. To learn more about the many divisions of AMETEK,  please visit us at

DC and Aerospace Contactors

AMETEK Switch DC contactors are used in applications relying on a dependable power source including forklifts, electric vehicles, luxury boats, telecommunication systems, welding, uninterruptible power supplies and ground power generation.  AMETEK’s DC contactors are designed to operate in a variety of environments with currents of 100 to 2,000 amps and can handle up to 500 volts. To meet individual size and weight requirements, AMETEK manufactures a wide variety of existing field proven designs. AMETEK Switch contractors are also found in applications such as aerospace power distribution systems due to their reliability and performance in critical applications.


AMETEK’s exclusive MagnalatchTM family of patented protected designs handle currents of up to 2,000 amps and offer an economical option for applications not requiring significant amounts of contactor switching. The MagnalatchTM latched low voltage disconnect contactor is available with several options including custom bus-bars and side mounted feet for horizontal mounting.


AMETEK Solenoids are used in applications requiring economical dependability including forklifts, automotive, electric vehicles, agricultural and golf carts. Solenoids are available in metal and plastic case housings.  Metal case solenoids have ranges of 6 to 36 DC volts and operate in intermittent or continuous duty settings.  AMETEK’ metal case solenoid is a rugged design that can handle a high inrush of current using copper or silver fixed contacts in conjunction with a moving contact disk design.

AMETEK’s plastic case solenoids are IP67 compliant, range from 12 to 48 DC volts and operate in intermittent or continuous duty settings.  An industry leader of solenoid design and product enhancements, AMETEK solenoids are manufactured to handle a wide range of customer needs and specifications.

Around the world, customers turn to AMETEK Switch for reliability in electrical components. Our commitment to producing designed-right, priced-right components has made us a preferred engineering partner with some of the largest companies in most major industries and markets.