Lightweight Ultra-miniature and Subminiature Illuminated Toggles for Front Panel and Handheld Devices

Aug. 19, 2006
NKK Switches introduces two new series of illuminated toggle switches designed for front panel interfaces and handheld devices. Completing the spectrum of illuminated toggle families offered by NKK, the G series ultra-miniature and the B series subminiature illuminated toggles clearly indicate circuit status. Both the G series of ultra miniature illuminated toggles and the B series of subminiature illuminated toggles are process compatible. Their extremely lightweight makes them an ideal choice for front panel or handheld devices. The toggle actuators of both the B series and G series are manufactured of a clear polyamide, allowing the LED color to fully illuminate through the entire actuator with an incredibly bright and jeweled appearance. The B series of subminiature toggles not only features a fully illuminated toggle, but the patent-pending bushing is fully illuminated as well. These features allow for highly visible status indication. Available LED choices include red, green, amber and bicolor red/green illumination. The height and width of the ultra-miniature G series is .276” and the depth is .177”. The G switch’s illuminated toggle actuator is .150” in length. The subminiature B series height and width is .516” and depth is .346”. The B switch’s illuminated toggle is .248” in length with the illuminated bushing measuring .106” high. Applications requiring high-density mounting are further facilitated with the standard .100” X 100” PC terminal spacing. Rated at 0.4VA @ 28V AC/DC maximum, both the B series and G series are available in single pole maintained circuit options of ON-ON and ON-OFF-ON. These devices can be specified in straight PC, right angle or vertical mount terminations. The G series and B series of fully illuminated toggles feature NKK’s award-winning STC (sliding twin crossbar) contact mechanism. This contact mechanism ensures positive and smooth detent, increased contact stability and unequalled logic-level reliability. Both series have a mechanical life rating of 100,000 operations minimum. The B series has an electrical life rating of 50,000 operations minimum and the G series electrical life is rated at 100,000 operations minimum.