Press Release Summary:
Constructed of heat-resistant resin meeting UL94V-0 flammability ratings, WT, WR, and WB Series feature single-unit construction for protection from harsh elements. Available in single or double pole models, WT Series Toggle Switches are rated 10 A at 125 Vac and 6 A at 250 Vac or 10 A at 30 Vdc. WR Series Rocker Switches, available in single pole only, are rated 15 A at 125/250 Vac and 15 A at 30 Vdc. Single pole WB Series Pushbuttons are rated 6 A at 125 Vac and 3 A at 250 Vac or 6 A at 30 Vdc.
Original Press Release:
NKK Switches Announces Wire Leads for Environmentally Sealed Switches
Switches designed to withstand dust, heat and water immersion
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (October 14, 2008) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, announces the availability of wire leads on the company's WT, WR and WB series of environmentally sealed toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches. Typical applications for these switches include refrigeration equipment, AC motor control, monitoring equipment, biomedical instrumentation and boating.
The WT, WR and WB series switches are engineered to meet the needs of applications requiring a robust solution fit for use outdoors and in other harsh environments. The addition of wire leads to these devices increases their durability and ensures an even longer operational lifetime.
Each of these series is designed with single unit construction for added protection from harsh elements and also fully conform to IP67 of IEC60529 standards to be dust tight and provide protection from temporary water immersion. These devices are constructed of heat resistant resin meeting UL94V-0 flammability ratings and the newly added wire leads are sheathed with heat resistant vinyl in accordance with UL 1015 and CSA TEW 105 Standards for Appliance Wiring Material.
The WT Series of environmentally sealed toggles is rated at 10A @ 125V AC and 6A @ 250V AC or 10A @ 30V DC. They can be specified in single or double pole models. The bushing features both an inner and outer sealing ring. Bushings are also constructed with an anti-jamming design, protecting contacts from damage due to excessive downward force. Mechanical life for maintained circuits is 50,000 operations minimum, 30,000 operations minimum for momentary circuits. Electrical life is 15,000 operations minimum for all configurations.
The WR Series of environmentally sealed rockers is rated at 15A @ 125/250 AC and 15A @ 30V DC and is offered in single pole. Mechanical life is rated at 30,000 operations minimum for all circuits. Electrical life is rated 15,000 minimum for maintained circuits and 10,000 operations minimum for momentary circuits. Agency approvals include UL and C-UL Recognition, VDE and EN conformity.
The WB Series of environmentally sealed pushbuttons is rated at 6A @ 125V AC and 3A @ 250V AC or 6A @ 30V DC and is offered in single pole. Mechanical life is rated at 30,000 operations minimum. Electrical life is rated at 15,000 operations minimum.
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. NKK manufactures more than 3.5 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and key lock switches - each of which can be used as the foundation of a customized design. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.
NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability, customization and a commitment to excellence. The company provides a full suite of customization solutions that include: design, programming, printing and support. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
Engineers who design the man-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches. For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone: (480) 991-0942. Fax: (480) 998-1435. Visit the NKK Web site at www.nkkswitches.com.