Illuminated Toggle Switches are offered in 2 styles.

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Available in red, green, and amber Bright LEDs, TL series switches feature matching colored translucent actuators that accentuate illumination of switches. Super Bright LEDs are offered in white, green, and blue. With actuator lengths of 11.0 or 17.5 mm, switches have polycarbonate toggle actuators that withstand 20 kV of electrostatic discharge. Power-rated devices are rated 6 A @ 125 Vac or 3 A @ 250 Vac, while logic level devices are rated 0.4 VA @ 28 Vac/dc max.

Original Press Release:

NKK Switches' New TL Illuminated Toggle Switches Offer Single Source for Switch Requirements

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 24, 2003) -- NKK Switches rounds out its illuminated switch offerings with the TL series of standard size, illuminated toggle switches. The introduction of the TL series positions NKK Switches as a single source to meet all of a design engineer's illuminated switch requirements.

NKK Switches created the brilliantly lit and aesthetically pleasing TL series for use on front panels or custom designs requiring an operator interface and an updated, modern design solution. Polycarbonate toggle actuators enhance the LED light sources, providing an evenly diffused and eye-catching illumination.

Available in red, green and amber Bright LEDs, the TL series features matching colored translucent actuators that accentuate the illumination of the switches. NKK Switches also offers Super Bright LEDs in white, green and blue, with frosted polycarbonate toggles designed to compliment these choices. Engineers can choose from two different actuator lengths-11.0 mm and 17.5 mm.

The toggles consist of an antistatic material that can withstand 20 kilovolts of electrostatic discharge. The housing and 12-mm bushing of the TL series are constructed of a black glass fiber-reinforced polyamide. A black face nut completes the appearance and provides an enhanced front panel look.

The TL series features an interior o-ring that protects the contacts from oil, dust, water and other contaminants. Panel-sealed with the use of an optional, exterior o-ring, the TL illuminated toggle switches conform to IP65 of IEC529 standards. The terminals on all TL series devices also block out contaminants with their solder lug, molded-in and epoxy-sealed design. This series is UL94V-0 rated for flammability.

Available in power-rated or logic level models, the double pole, double throw TL series features an ON-ON maintained circuit. The power-rated devices are rated 6A @ 125V AC or 3A @ 250V AC, and achieve 25,000 operations minimum. The logic level devices are rated 0.4VA @ 28V AC/DC maximum and achieve a mechanical life rating of 50,000 operations minimum and an electrical life rating of 50,000 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. The company manufactures more than three million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, 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.

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 Switches Web site at

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