Note that the PAX sliding door instructions do not clearly mention this fact.
I opened the device out of curiosity:
Here, you can see the spring (released) & the damper. Note the small space in the top left-hand corner. This is where I drilled a 3mm hole for a cable tie.
The switch is the same model that I used in the initial project, a Legrand LE04830AA:
I’m not sure how international this part is. I guess there are equivalents.
I used just the switch this time, without the cover:
Here is the drawing of the mounting plate. Make sure you use non-conductive material, e.g. Plexiglas, as the switch contacts are not covered.
I suggest you make 3 per door: one for mounting the switch, & 2 others with only the 4mm holes drilled for shims to adjust the height of the switch relative to the soft close finger. In my case, I needed 3 layers of 3mm.
The left-hand part is identical, except for the counter-sinking.
I used M3x20 counter-sunk screws for fixing the switch, with shake-proof washers & Nylok nuts.
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