Pushbuttons come in illuminated or non-illuminated types.
December 29, 2004 -
UL Recognized, CSA Certified LB series includes square, round, rectangular, or round-panel seal models available in SPDT or DPDT, momentary, or alternate action. Devices have snap-action contact mechanism and provide audible and tactile feedback. Illuminated versions are offered with incandescent and neon bulbs as well as LEDs in red, green, amber, white, and blue. With gold or silver contacts, series is rated 3 A at 125 and 250 Vac and 3 A at 30 Vdc.
Original Press release
7850 E. Gelding Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260-3420
NKK Switches Announces Illuminated, Non-Illuminated Devices
Pushbuttons packed with many options for any demanding design
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Dec. 6, 2004)-NKK Switches, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical switches, presents the LB series of standard size illuminated and non-illuminated pushbutton devices.
The LB series is an extensive family of pushbuttons encompassing a myriad of options designed to facilitate even the most demanding design considerations. These devices have unique characteristics including a compact body design to minimize behind panel depth. The combination solder lug and .110 inches quick connect terminals are molded in and epoxy sealed to prevent the entry of flux, dust and other contaminants. They also have a snap-action contact mechanism that ensures long electrical life and sensitivity of actuation. These switches are UL Recognized and CSA Certified. All bases of these switches feature UL94V-0 flammability rated material.
NKK's LB series offers design engineers innumerable configurations, styles, colors and options. Square, round, rectangular or round-panel seal models can be specified and are available in SPDT or DPDT, momentary or alternate action. The alternate action version features a latch-down mechanism to clearly indicate status. Audible and tactile feedback promise smooth and responsive operation. Stainless steel clips provide secure mounting with a wide range of panel thickness in non-panel sealed models. Panel sealed devices are bushing mounted, featuring an internal seal of silicon rubber and an o-ring of nitrile butadiene rubber. Rating is IP65 of IEC529 standard (similar to NEMA 4 & 13). Accessory options for all models include protective guards, dust covers and PC sockets. Matching indicators are also available for non-sealed devices.
The LB series lighted version is unique in its choices of illumination. Offerings include not only incandescent bulbs in various voltages and neon bulbs, but also a myriad of LED colors, intensities and combinations. Engineers can specify from bright and superbright LED options. Colors include red, green and amber in bright LEDs and white, green and blue in the superbright LEDs. Spot illuminated and bicolor versions can also be configured. In addition, design engineers can specify pre-resistored LED models in various voltage values to save time and money during the assembly process.
In order to allow for the legending that so many applications demand, caps are constructed to accommodate various methods of applying legends. Legend packets, specifically created to facilitate a custom appearance are available from NKK upon request, or on NKK's website. Offering a choice of gold or silver contacts, the LB series is rated 3A @ 125V AC, 3A @ 250V AC and 3A @ 30V DC for power models. Logic level devices are rated at 0.4VA maximum @ 28V AC/DC. The mechanical life rating for all momentary action configurations is 1,000,000 operations minimum. Maintained action is 200,000 operations minimum.
The aesthetic value of the LB series is secondary only to the excellent design and durability of these illuminated and non-illuminated devices. The LB series was designed and engineered to meet all the challenges of today's demanding marketplace including cost considerations. It delivers integrity to design, reliability, unlimited choices and aesthetic value.
A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty and surface mount switches. The company manufactures more than 3 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, and DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches. NKK Switches maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
NKK Switches is keenly aware of the myriad of issues that are covered under the RoHS directive. With more than 50 years experience in the switch industry and as an environmentally-conscious company, NKK is committed to not only providing high quality products and services, but also providing environmentally safe products for our valued customers.
For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone 480-991-0942. Fax 480-998-1435. Or visit the NKK Switched Web site at www.nkkswitches.com.