Illuminated Toggle Switches come in miniature in size.

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Process-compatible, toggle-actuated Series G switches are available with red, green, amber, and bi-color red/green LEDs. Made of clear polyamide, entire actuator becomes illuminated with specific LED color. Switches measure 0.276 in. high and 0.177 in. deep, and have 0.150 in. toggle actuator. Rated 0.4 VA max @ 28 Vac/dc max, products employ .100 X .100 pc terminal spacing in straight-pc, vertical, or right-angle mount. Round design facilitates through-hole mounting.

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NKK Switches' Announces World's First Ultra-Miniature, Fully Illuminated Toggle Switches

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 7, 2003) - NKK Switches enhances its illuminated product offerings with the G series, the world's first ultra-miniature, fully illuminated toggle switches.

The process-compatible, toggle actuated G series toggle switch offers engineers the most functional and aesthetically pleasing option for designing hand-held and front panel user-interfaced devices. The G series' light weight makes it the optimal choice for applications ranging from video cameras, audio/broadcast equipment and electrical guitars to medical equipment.

Available in red, green, amber and bicolor red/green LEDs, the G series toggle actuator is made of clear polyamide that allows the LED color to fully illuminate the entire actuator. This feature ensures a bright, jeweled appearance and highly visible status indication.

Ultra-miniature in size, the switch measures only .276 inches in height and width and .177 inches in depth. The illuminated toggle actuator measures .150 inches. The G series' standard .100 X .100 PC terminal spacing enables high-density mounting and is available in straight PC, vertical or right angle mount. The round design of the G series facilitates through-hole mounting on PC boards.

The G series features molded-in, epoxy-sealed terminals that lock out flux, solvents and other contaminants. In addition, the tightly-sealed construction of the G series body prevents contact contamination and allows automated soldering and washing processes. The single pole double throw circuits on the G series include ON-ON and ON-OFF-ON maintained circuit. In addition, NKK Switches' award-winning STC contact mechanism guarantees a smooth, positive detent actuation, increased contact stability and unequalled logic-level switching reliability. The STC contact mechanism self-cleans with every actuation.

The G series is rated at 0.4VA maximum @ 28V AC/DC maximum, which ensures the suitability of these switches in low voltage, low current, logic-level circuits. Due to their light weight and rating, the G toggles have not been tested for UL Recognition or CSA Certification. When used as intended, in a logic-level circuit, the results do not produce any hazardous energy. Both mechanical and electrical lives are rated at 100,000 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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