ITT's C&K ELUM Switches Available with Custom Snap-on Cap

Pushbutton switch eliminates need for separate LED and light pipe ...

NEWTON, Mass. - July 24, 2006 - The C&K ELUM(TM) series of right-angle illuminated pushbutton switches from ITT, Electronic Components is available with custom snap-on caps. Customers ordering C22 actuator style ELUM switches with or without LEDs can now specify snap-on caps with a standard universal power symbol or a custom design. The ELUM Series eliminates the need for a separate LED and light pipe on a circuit board, and is the only pushbutton designed so the LED travels with the actuator, ensuring even distribution of light.

"ELUM saves a great deal of space on the circuit board, allowing for product miniaturization or greater on-board functionality," says David Webber, worldwide product line manager for ITT, Electronic Components. "We're able to further increase service and value to customers with our in-house capabilities for tooling the custom caps."

The switch has a low 6mm profile and is available in through-hole and surface mount configurations. ELUM features silver- or gold-plated contacts that range in ratings from 0.01mA to 250mA and from 20mV to 50VDC. The latching version (push-push) can be specified for switching functions such as mode select and power on/off, while the momentary version is ideal for test, reset and notification functions.

ELUM switches are RoHS-compliant and compatible with high-speed reflow soldering processes. The 30,000 cycle life expectancy makes ELUM ideal for telecom, industrial, medical, automotive and consumer electronics. Standard pricing for 10,000 pieces starts at $1.01 for a momentary through-hole version without LED and $1.49 for a latching surface-mount version with LED. For more information, visit

About ITT, Electronic Components
ITT, Electronic Components ( is an international supplier of connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, switches, dome arrays, keypads, multi-function grips, panel switch assemblies, I/O card kits, smart card systems and LAN components.

About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation ( supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $7.4 billion in 2005 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris, London and Frankfurt exchanges.

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