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Rocker and toggle switches feature self-cleaning contacts

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 4:16am
Rocker and toggle switchesNKK Switches today announced the availability of the G Series process sealed, ultra-miniature rocker and toggle switches with self-cleaning contacts. The small size and durable construction of these devices make them ideal for handheld instruments.

G Series rocker and toggle switches are PCB-mounted and feature NKK’s award-winning Sliding Twin Crossbar (STC) contacts, providing unequalled logic-level switching reliability. Combined with ultra-miniature size and 0.25 gram weight, these toggle and rocker switches are well-suited for rugged applications where panel space is at a premium or where high-density mounting is required.

These devices are process sealed for automated processing techniques, including flux-cleaning procedures. In addition, the STC contacts self-clean with every actuation.

Each G Series switch can be specified in a single or double pole configuration (SPDT or DPDT). Five different circuit combinations are also available, including momentary and maintained options with up to three actuator positions each. PC terminal-style mounting can be specified in straight, right angle or vertical mount for toggle switches, and straight PC or right angle mount for rocker versions.

Additional options include rocker caps that can be ordered in standard colors of red, black or white. Custom colors are available upon request.

Terminal spacing of G Series devices is 2.54 mm x 2.54 mm, conforming to standard PCB grid layout. These switches are rated at 0.4VA maximum @ 28V AC/DC maximum.

NKK’s extensive line up of ultra-miniature devices offer engineers the flexibility and diversity to complete even the most difficult and unique designs.

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry’s most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switches. NKK manufactures more than 3.5 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches, each of which can be used as the foundation of a customized design. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone: (480) 991-0942. Fax: (480) 998-1435. Visit the NKK Web site at www.nkkswitches.com.

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