Auxiliary Switch offers unidirectional 90° indexing.

Press Release Summary:

Series 102 snap-action rotary switches feature up to 24 poles. They allow lever arm activation and quick break action with ~10 millisecond transfer time for DC and AC switching. With fully enclosed decks and nonshorting, double-wiping contacts, switches performs under extreme shock/vibration. Rotation is unlimited and continuous in both directions. Switches have continuous rating of 20 A at 600 Vac and interrupt ratings of 1-15 A @ 120-600 Vac or 5-10 A @ 125-250 Vdc.

Original Press Release:

Switch Provides Unidirectional 90-Degree Indexing

WEYMOUTH, MA - A new Auxiliary Switch from Electroswitch provides unidirectional 90-degree indexing. Designated the Series 102, this new switch features up to 24 poles, making it ideal for a variety of industrial and power industry applications. A snap-action rotary switch, the Series 102 has been modified to allow lever arm activation and quick break action (approximately 10-millisecond transfer time) for DC as well as AC switching. Available in several configurations, it has been successfully used in mining, welding, telephone equipment, overhead magnets, UPS systems, train warning lights, and power source selectors.

The Series 102 Auxiliary Switch features fully enclosed decks, double-wiping contacts, and excellent performance characteristics even under conditions of extreme shock or vibration. Contacts are enclosed in molded phenolic insulating disks, but to minimize resistance and heating the stationary contacts extend outside the disks and serve as connecting terminals. Nonshorting ("break-before-make") contacts are standard, and shorting ("make-before-break") contacts are available on order. An optional "sweep" contact maintains the connection with the rotor through consecutive positions. Rotation is unlimited and continuous in both directions but can be limited to customer-specified positions.

The Series 102 Auxiliary Switch has a continuous rating of 20A at 600VAC and is available with a range of interrupt ratings (1-15A at 120-600VAC or 5-10A at 125-250VDC). Two-hole panel mounts are standard, but four-hole waterproof mounts are also available. Prices start at $30 with delivery quoted at 2 weeks ARO.

Electroswitch is the industry leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of tough, reliable switches, relays, and other electrical systems products for utility, industrial, and military environments. The Electroswitch line of standard products is complemented by the company's proven ability and willingness to modify, custom design, and test their switches and relays for virtually any application. The company takes pride in meeting customer delivery requirements, no matter how stringent.

For more information, contact Mr. William Conklin, National Sales Manager, Electroswitch, 180 King Avenue, Weymouth, MA 02188, TEL: (781) 335-5200, FAX: (781) 335-4253,

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