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Pushbutton LED switches present multiple options

Posted: 09 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LEDs? switches pushbutton? series KP illuminated?

NKK Switches has expanded the KP series of illuminated pushbutton switches with devices that include silent or audible actuation with shorter strokes, making it suitable for A/V applications.

The KP series enables designers to create customized control panels with project specific colors with low power usage. The illuminated pushbutton switches come standard with red/green built-in LEDs, which can be combined to produce amber. High-quality RGB LEDs are also available and allow for brilliant, infinite colors.

The KP illuminated pushbuttons feature a unique actuation guide to ensure positive indication of circuit transfer. It also offers an option between silent and audible actuation as well as a choice of tactile or non-tactile feedback.

NKK also enhanced the ease of installation by adding a specially designed snap-in standoff for secure PC-board mounting and alignment. Three different industry standard cap sizes are offered including a home key with a small divot in the center of the cap: 12mm, 15mm or 17.4mm sizes. The LEDs are also available with rectangular caps.

Rated at 100mA maximum at 12Vdc, the KP series features twin contacts with gold plating to ensure high reliability and a long life of 5 million operations minimum. Terminals are epoxy sealed to lock out flux, dust and other contaminants. Price starts as low as $5.01 apiece for quantities of 250 units and above.

- Gina Roos
eeProductCenter





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