NEW IP65 Lighted Pushbutton Switch has a Momentary Function

May 23rd , 2011 → 9:33 am @

NEW IP65 Lighted Pushbutton Switch has a Momentary Function

Illuminated pushbutton switch offered in a sleek, round design; you can get it in a threaded or snap-in panel mount version.  There are 5 LED color options for the illumination, or you can get it without illumination.  Sealed with an IP65 rating, this switch is great for audio/visual, telecommunications, appliance, instrumentation and consumer electronics markets […]

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New Super Long Life Pushbutton Switch has a 50,000,000 Life Cycle Expectancy

April 18th , 2011 → 12:11 pm @

New Super Long Life Pushbutton Switch has a 50,000,000 Life Cycle Expectancy

Its long life of 50,000,000 cycles is realized by the help of magnets.  There are two cap sizes – 12.2 mm and 14.6 mm square, and there are quite a few illuminations options available.  You can choose the cap color, LED color options, and/or a diffuser color.  Specifications include: Life Expectancy: 50,000,000 cycles, Contact Rating: […]

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New Super Tough ARMORED-UP for the Roughest Conditions

April 18th , 2011 → 12:11 pm @

New Super Tough ARMORED-UP for the Roughest Conditions

IP66/68 ingress rated (with pressure range exceeding 15 PSI internal and 1,500 PSI external) is only part of the story.  The fact that the boot’s exterior is constructed of no. 300 stainless steel providing an armor plate thick enough to resist high-pressure wash downs and high temperatures utilized in food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, petrochemical processing industries, and […]

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New Safety Relays Allow Either Monitored Manual or Automatic Reset

January 23rd , 2011 → 3:56 am @

New Safety Relays Allow Either Monitored Manual or Automatic Reset

With four new versions of safety relay range.  One version has three redundant normally open (NO) contacts and one normally closed (NC) status contact.  Another version has two redundant NO safety contacts and one NC status contact.  Both are available in either spring or screw connection.  Some key features include: can be wired for monitored […]

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New, Environmentally Friendly Tilt Switch

January 23rd , 2011 → 3:56 am @

New, Environmentally Friendly Tilt Switch

With a 1,000,000 life cycle expectancy, the switch is environmentally friendly and contains no mercury.  This tilt switch is triggered when it is tilted 45 degrees of the horizontal.  This switch is best used when orientation or position sensing requirements are needed in the application.  Some markets: portable equipment, gaming and computer applications, security devices […]

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New Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Featuring Custom Cap Options

December 21st , 2010 → 10:21 am @

New Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Featuring Custom Cap Options

This illuminated pushbutton switch features your choice of momentary or latching designs and a long travel.  The illumination options for this LED pushbutton switch offer you a variety of colors and an optional black button/cap with an LED window.  Specifications include: operating life: 10,000 cycles, contact rating: 30VDC @ 100mA, contact resistance (initial max): 50milliohms […]

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New Anti-Vandal Switch Offers Water and Tamper Resistance

September 25th , 2010 → 3:20 pm @

New Anti-Vandal Switch Offers Water and Tamper Resistance

With a rating of 2 amps 48VDC, it comes illuminated in red, yellow, orange, blue, green, or white.  Both ring and dot illumination options are available.  Made of stainless steel and nickel-plated brass, this vandal-resistant switch has a long mechanical life expectancy of 1,000,000 cycles.  Specifications include: Mechanical Life: 1,000,000 cycles, Electrical Life: 50,000 cycles, […]

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New Piezo Switch for Use in Explosive Environments

September 25th , 2010 → 3:20 pm @

New Piezo Switch for Use in Explosive Environments

This piezo switch has attained ATEX class II 2 G Ex ib IIB T4 approval.  The new rating enables the switch to be utilized in potentially explosive facilities above ground.  Such environments can be found in oil/gas production systems, in the petrochemistry industry, as well as in paint and varnish mixing facilities.  Features include: 16mm […]

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NEW Sealed Nylon Snap-In Rocker Switches

August 24th , 2010 → 10:49 am @

NEW Sealed Nylon Snap-In Rocker Switches

These switches are available in single and double pole with illuminated and non-illuminated types.  Sealed for Auto/Marine applications, and are salt spray resistant.  They are able to withstand −40o to +85o C temperatures.  These switches are IP66/IP68 certified, and UL1500 recognized–Ignition Protection for Marine Use.  Specifications: current rating: 20A 12VDC, lamp voltage: 12V incandescent, insulation resistance: […]

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Low Cost Ultra Subminiature Basic Switches

August 24th , 2010 → 10:49 am @

Low Cost Ultra Subminiature Basic Switches

Subminiature size, ideal for PCB mounting (12.8×6.5×5.8 (W×H×D)).  Incorporating a snapping mechanism made with two highly precise split springs that ensures a long durability.  Using insertion-molded terminals and a two-stage bottom with different levels prevents flux penetration.  Self-clinching PCB, right-angled, left-angled and solder terminals are available.  Applications include home appliances, audio equipment, office machines, and […]

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