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Power rocker switch touts protection from dust, liquid

Posted: 27 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Tyco Electronics Corp. has introduced the PRC series of power rocker switches. The PRC line is designed for snap-in panel mounting and is IP66 rated for protection against dust and liquids. These power rocker switches are aimed at applications in industrial machinery, vacuum cleaners, HVAC equipment, power tools, power supplies, audio equipment and fitness equipment.

The PRC power rocker switches are rated for 20A/125Vac or 10A/250Vac. In addition, the switches are rated for 3/4hp 12 A at 250Vac or 3/4hp 10A at 277V ac. They are available in SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT configurations. The switch accepts a 21.2mm x 36.6mm panel cut out. Wire termination options include screw terminals, solder tails and quick connect tabs.

Electrical life is rated for 6,000 cycles minimum with a mechanical life rating of up to 100,000 cycles. Actuation force ranges from 400 to 2,900g. The rocker switches are RoHS compliant, and UL component recognized to U.S. and Canadian standards.

- Gina Roos

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