Pushbutton Switch Offers Snap-in Mounting

December 22, 2008 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering snap-in mounting options, the BSP Series subminiature momentary pushbutton switch from CIT Relay & Switch offers a choice in of silver-plated, gold-plated, or gold over silver-plated contacts. Specifications: Electrical rating is 3 A @ 120 VAC and 28 VDC, 1 A @ 250 VAC. Typical electrical life is 30,000 cycles

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Tact Switches Endure 100,000 Cycles

December 22, 2008 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming with SMT termination, E-Switch’s TL3313 Series tact switches demonstrate a mechanical life and an electrical life of 100,000 cycles. The units exhibit a contact rating of 50 mA at 12 VDC, max. initial contact resistance of 100 mOhm, min. insulation resistance of 100 MOhm at 100 VDC, and dielectric strength of 250 VAC for

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Attenuator Relays Work in 50-O Systems

December 18, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Attenuating RF signals, Teledyne Relays’ GA152 Series switchable attenuator relays operate in 50-Ohm systems over a frequency range from DC to 5 GHz. The single-section components use a uni-frame motor design, have an internally-matched thin-film attenuator pad in a “Pi” configuration, and come in a fixed increment of 20 dB. The ESD-resistant devices exhibit vibration resistance of 10 g at 500 Hz, shock resistance of 30 g (6-ms

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Motor Controller Powers Brushless DC Fans and Motors

December 17, 2008 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating a Hall sensor and amplifier, digital control circuitry, and a full-bridge output driver, Diodes Incorporated’s AH5792 smart motor controller drives low-power, single-coil brushless DC fans and motors. The SOT553-packaged component presents an operating voltage range from 1.8 V to 5 V, a 400-mA peak current-rated bi-directional H-bridge output stage, a pair of push-pull output drivers to source and sink current, and

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Right-Angle Gearmotor Rated to 250 in/lbs

December 16, 2008 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating hardened-steel worm and cast-iron output gears at ratios from 37:1 to 1205:1 with fixed output speeds from 40 RPM to 1.5 RPM, a right angle AC gearmotor from Bison Gear, provides continuous torque ratings from 89 in/lbs to 250 in/lbs (10.1 N-m to 28.3 N-m). Featuring 1/12 horsepower (62 w) dual voltage (115/230 V), dual frequency (60/50 Hz)

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DC Servo Motors Produce High Torque

December 16, 2008 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting nominal no-load speeds of up to 8,720 rpm, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ Pittman-brand “Series 6000” brush-commutated DC servo motors generate maximum peak torque of 10.2 oz/in. The 1.901” device delivers 2-oz/in. continuous torque, while the 1.256” and 1.556” instruments achieve continuous torque of

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Rocker Switches Present High UL Ratings

December 15, 2008 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Receiving UL, cUL, and VDE approvals, Phaseda LLC’s RL3-1 Series single-pole rocker switches offer UL ratings of 16 A and 1/3 hp at 125 VAC for high-power and motor applications and 10 A at 125 VAC for small appliances and normal usage. The RoHS-compliant devices exhibit a VDE rating of 10 (4) A and 6 (2) A at

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Automotive Relays Endure High Temperatures

December 12, 2008 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering solderability of 260°C for 5 seconds, CIT Relay & Switch’s A10 Series automotive relays withstand operating temperatures to 105°C. The immersion-cleanable devices offer SPST and SPDT contact arrangements and contact ratings of 25 A or 30 A at 14 VDC. The RoHS-compliant units offer contact resistance of <30 mOhms, max. switching power of 420 W, max. switching voltage of 28 VDC, max. switching current of

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Brushed DC Motor Controller Module Offers Control Options

December 12, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing variable speed control for 12-V brushed DC motors at up to 40 A, Luminary Micro’s Jaguar MDL-BDC brushed DC motor controller module exhibits motor speed control via a R-C servo-type (PWM) interface or a CAN interface. The CAN communications interface delivers real-time monitoring of current, voltage, speed, and other parameters; configurability of module options, including tuning of motor control parameters; and

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Coaxial Multi-position Switches Work to 40 GHz

December 11, 2008 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including K-type connectors, Ducommun Technologies’ QK Series coaxial multi-position switches exhibit frequencies from DC to 40 GHz. The SP3T-SP6T devices present a nominal RF impedance of 50 Ohm and an operating life of >1,000,000 cycles over an ambient operating temperature range from -35°C to 85°C. The MIL-E-5400- and Mil-S-3928-compliant units demonstrate a max. switching time of 15 ms in a break-before-make switching

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Illuminated Tact Switches Contain Independent LED Leads

December 10, 2008 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering multiple LED color options, E-Switch’s TL1240 Series illuminated tact switches have through-hole termination and independent LED leads. The units exhibit an electrical life of 100,000 cycles, an operating force of 160 ± 50 gf, max. contact resistance of 100 mOhm (initial, from 2 VDC to 4 VDC), min. insulation resistance of 100 MOhm, dielectric strength of 250 VAC, and an operating temperature from -20°C to 70°C. The devices’

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Switches Offer Markings and Bi-color Illumination

December 9, 2008 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Built to be at least IP65 compliant, Lamb Industries’ Anti-Vandal pushbutton switches can exhibit markings and bi-color illumination. The devices come in panel cutouts of 12 mm, 16 mm, 19 mm, 22 mm, and 25 mm diameter, and provide flat, domed, raised, concave, and guarded actuator options. The products offer nickel plating, gold

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Brushless Motors Achieve High Efficiency

December 8, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering 2- and 4-pole designs with or without hall sensors, Koford Engineering’s new line of 22-mm slotless brushless motors present efficiencies of up to 86%. The instruments demonstrate power outputs from 0.7 W to 406 W, speeds from 2,600 rpm to

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Pushbutton Switches Offer Bi-colored LED Options

December 3, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in SPDT and DPDT, CIT Relay & Switch’s JC Series of latching illuminated pushbutton switches present bi-colored LED combination options in blue, green, red, yellow, and white. The products have an internal snap-action mechanism to provide momentary or latching contacts, tactile detent, and audible feedback. The devices exhibit an electrical rating of 500 mA at 24 VDC, an electrical life of 10,000 cycles, initial contact resistance of

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Pin Fins Exhibit Large Footprint and Low Profile

December 2, 2008 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining forging and reflow manufacturing technologies, Cool Innovations’ hybrid copper/aluminum pin fins provide a cooling alternative for applications requiring heat sinks with footprints from 1.5” × 3” to 8.2” × 8.2” and heights from 0.3” to 1.3”. The devices are composed of forged aluminum pin fin heat sinks that are reflowed onto a copper plate, and weigh

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