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Sealed Switches Helps Vehicles Endure Corrosive Effects of Winter Road Salt

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 7:33am

switches Cole Hersee, the Commercial Vehicle Products division of Littelfuse, announced that it has launched a new line of switches with a sealed engineered-plastic body that helps fleets endure the extremely corrosive effects of winter road salt brine. The line includes the 75920 Master Disconnect Switch and the 95060 Series Ignition Switch.

“Municipal and state fleets preparing for winter operations now have some great options for withstanding rust and corrosion,” said Graeme Marsden, marketing communications manager for Littelfuse CVP. “The durable switches definitely help them extend equipment service life during harsh winter conditions.”

The high amperage capacity 75920 Master Disconnect Switch protects vehicles from tampering, theft and battery drain. Made of a sturdy, composite-engineered polymer housing, the switch has been tested in accordance with SAE J1455 for salt corrosion. Designed to withstand full immersion and keep working, the 75920 has an integral lockout feature that helps with lockout/tagout compliance. The heavy duty switch can be used at300A continuous or up to 3000A intermittent duty

The 95060 Series Ignition Switches include multiple electrical configurations, the single key code model 95060-23, and the 95061 lever ignition switches. Each of the switches is made with an engineered plastic body that prevents corrosion from attacking the switch. Also designed to resist adverse conditions and keep working, the series comes with an integral sealed connector and an available pigtail harness. The UL approved switches are rated for 12V to 48V applications.

Technologies offered by Littelfuse include Fuses; Gas Discharge Tubes (GDTs); Positive Temperature Coefficient Devices (PTCs); Protection Relays; PulseGuard® ESD Suppressors; SIDACtor® Devices; Silicon Protection Arrays(SPA™); Switching Thyristors; TVS Diodes and Varistors.  The company also offers a comprehensive line of highly reliable Electromechanical and Electronic  Switch and Control Devices for commercial and specialty vehicles, as well as Custom Power Distribution Centers for safe control and distribution of electricity.

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