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RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons Offer Unlimited Vibrant Color Combinations

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 7:22am
Medical Design Technology
RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons Offer Unlimited Vibrant Color CombinationsNKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches. The series provides design engineers with an array of options that enhance and complete front panels needing an innovative and modern look and feel.

The KP Series devices are available with built-in RGB LED illumination. This option allows engineers to utilize the full color spectrum to create unlimited color combinations. An additional illumination option is Super Bright red/green built-in LEDs that can be combined to produce amber. In both configurations, these switches’ unique design ensures that illumination is evenly diffused throughout.

The series’ square caps have a clear lens with a white diffuser and are offered in flat, sculptured or home key styles, and in three common sizes of 17.4, 15, and 12 mm, further enabling design flexibility. A rectangular switch cap shape can also be specified. To facilitate adding legends, caps are constructed to accommodate laser etching and film inserts. Custom legends and additional value added assemblies are available upon request.

KP Series pushbuttons can also be specified with tactile or non tactile with silent actuation or with tactile and audible feedback. In all arrangements, a unique actuation guide gives positive indication of circuit transfer.

Engineers can also choose between two stroke travel and actuation force combinations. The shorter stroke option has a total travel of 3.5 mm, with a pretravel of 2.3 mm, overtravel of 1.2 mm, and an actuation force of 1.6 N. The longer stroke option has a total travel of 4.5 mm, with a pretravel of 3.1 mm, an overtravel of 1.4 mm and an actuation force of 1.9 N.

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