Double On/Off Switch meets needs of visually impaired.

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Part of RoHS-compliant Series 44 Industrial Controls, black-and-white On/Off Switch features illuminated central lens to indicate status of equipment. It can be supplied with or without engraved I and O symbols, and with either matte gray or chromium-plated case. Sealed to IP65 standards, product includes screw terminal connections, lamp block, and self-cleaning, slow make switching element. Illumination is provided by LEDs or Ba9s (T-3¼ bayonet base) lamps.

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EAO Reacts to Regulations for Visually Impaired

EAO, the expert for Human Machine Interfaces, introduces a new black-and-white double On/Off switch to the range of economically-priced RoHS compliant Series 44 industrial controls.

This product features a large, illuminated central lens to indicate the status of equipment. It can be supplied with or without the engraved "I and 0" symbols, and with either a matt grey or chromium-plated case.

It is intended for use wherever there is an On/Off function, particularly within the machinery and process control sectors, where manufacturers should replace the red/green versions to comply with new regulations for visually-impaired users; these regulations govern the use of equipment by those who may find it difficult to distinguish between red and green On/Off positions.

This product is offered with a self-cleaning, slow make switching element and lamp block; illumination is provided by either LED's or Ba9s (T-3¼ bayonet base) lamps.

EAO also offers a similar switch in a red/green combination. Other economically-priced control switches from the Series 44 range include pushbuttons, indicators, selectors, mushroom-headed switches, potentiometer drives and EN418 rated Emergency-stops.

All products use screw terminal connections and are sealed to IP65 standards. Completely sealed Series 44 dual pushbuttons with 1 N.O./1 N.C. contacts, start at approximately $25.00 per unit in small quantities and are readily available from stock.

For more information on our Series 44 switches, visit our web site at or contact EAO at 98 Washington Street, Milford, CT 06460; Telephone: 203-877-4577; Fax: 203-877-3694. Send E-mail inquiries to

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