Environmentally Sealed Toggle Switch

Oct. 26, 2007
 APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality miniature and industrial switches, has designed an environmentally sealed toggle switch that functions as a rotary or rocker switch.  This new offering, named the "MT" series is activated using a slight rocking motion by an operator’s finger or thumb.  It is recommended for applications requiring a sealed, ergonomic electrical interface such as radio remote controls, metal detectors and other portable, hand-held devices.  The MT series is designed for applications in various industries including; marine, off-road, transportation, military, medical equipment, and security.APEM's MT series is available in two or three positions in momentary and maintained functions.  It is offered in a single pole configuration, with an 11/16 threaded bushing and multiple electrical functions.  The product is sold standard with a bright chrome finish and a matt black finish is available.  This product comes with a black actuator as standard, but other colors are available.  APEM’s MT series switches are rated for 3 Amps at 250VAC or 6Amps at 125VAC with an expected electrical life of 50,000 cycles and at 0.4 VA at 20 VDC with an expected life of 100,000 cycles.  The MT is manufactured with silver, gold plated silver or gold plated brass contacts and are available with straight p.c. or solder lug terminals.• Initial contact resistance : 10 m? max. • Insulation resistance : 1.000 M? min. at 500VDC • Dielectric strength : 1.000 Vrms 50 Hz min. between terminals 1.500 Vrms 50 Hz min. between terminals and frame • Contact bounce : 2 ms max. • Electrical life at full load :50.000 cycles • Low level or mechanical life : 100.000 cycles • Operation temperature: -40°C to +85°C • Actuator : 6/6 Nylon • Bushing : brass, nickel plated • Contacts A : silver AD : silver , gold plated CD : brass, gold plated • Terminal seal : epoxy