Thursday, May 24, 2012

APEM Offers Rugged 1200 Series Pushbutton Switches Featuring Double Break Contacts

APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offers its rugged 1200 Series momentary pushbutton switches, designed to handle high resistive loads. For maximum efficiency and safety, the 1200 Series features butt action contacts with double break Typical applications include industrial controls, transportation and automotive, agriculture, instrumentation, public kiosks and security equipment.

APEM’s 1200 Series pushbuttons are available in NO and NC models that can handle up to 8 amps at 125 VAC and 4 amps at 250 VAC or 24 VDC. These switches provide 10,000 cycles of life in operating temperatures from -20°C to +55°C. Models are available with UL and CSA approvals. Terminations include screw type, screw and clamp, or solder lug/quick connect.

All models in this series are bushing mounted for installation in a .480” (12.2 mm) mounting hole, and feature a .315” diameter dome-topped actuator that is offered in 4 colors: black, white, green or red. Also available is a chrome plated brass actuator with a chrome plated brass cap nut to satisfy special cosmetic needs. Total travel for the NO units is .177” and for the NC, .137”. Additional materials include silver or copper silver- plated contacts, polyamide actuator and case, and nickel plated brass bushing.

Sealing boots are available to protect against dust and water, and custom markings can be supplied upon request.

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