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Rocker switches feature dual illumination

Posted: 08 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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New LW series

NKK Switches offers a new LW series of snap-in mount, rocker switches that are available in dual-faced illuminated and non-illuminated models.

The LW rocker devices feature a double-pole configuration and are available in many circuit options including maintained and momentary action. They are rated at a resistive load of 10A at 125Vac, 6A at 250Vac or 6A at 30Vdc. The inductive load rating is 5A at 125Vac. Both UL and CSA markings are available on request.

The rocker switches feature stainless steel retaining clips that ensure secure mounting over a wide range of panel thicknesses, and the housing is constructed of steel with chrome plating. Snap-in mounting allows for fast and easy installation of these devices into the panel.

The illuminated rocker switch provides dual-faced illumination. Each half of the rocker face is distinctly illuminated due to the partitioned rocker cap construction and dual lamps. This enables design engineers to create various lighting effects by choosing to use either white or clear rocker caps, with multiple colored filters or lamp covers. In addition, different colors can be specified on each side of the rocker.

Available with either incandescent lamps in several voltages or neon bulbs, the light sources operate independently of each other. The lamp sockets are stationary and independent of the rocker actuation, which protects them from damage due to shock or vibration. In addition, it comes with front panel relamping for easy access when needed.

The LW series can also be specified in non-illuminated versions. Optional accessories for all models include a decorative bezel available in several different colors.

A high-capacity LW3021A device is also available. This DPST switch is rated for 20A at 110Vac. The rocker cap is constructed of a white polycarbonate resin and is a screw in mount device. A neon lamp with a translucent red window is built into the rocker cap itself and indicates status. It also features a built-in ballast resistor that is an integral part of the switch.

Pricing starts at $4.82 in quantities of 500. Delivery is from stock to six weeks.

- Gina Roos

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