Miniature Snap-In Rocker Switches have illuminated design.

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Compact rocker switches are available with red, green, or amber illumination and are rated 9 A at 125 Vac. They are offered as CWSC models, in SPST or DPST configurations, which have LED lighting and additional rating of 6 A at 250 Vac. Featuring neon lighting, CWSB models in DPST configurations have resistor for direct connection to AC power source. Both versions have panel cutout of 12.9 x 19.2 mm and offset terminal alignment for optimal insulation resistance and dielectric strength.

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NKK Switches Announces Miniature Illuminated Snap-In Rocker Switches

CWS Series provide engineers with cost effective alternative

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced the availability of the CWS Series of full-face illuminated miniature rocker switches. CWS Series devices are ideal for compact or crowded designs requiring illuminated switches at a low cost.

Available with red, green or amber illumination, these switches are also configurable with either LED (CWSC) or neon (CWSB) lighting. The CWS Series' snap-in mount capability also ensures labor saving installation.

These compact rockers are rated 9A @ 125V AC for resistive loads. The LED illuminated CWSC has an additional rating of 6A @ 250V AC. The neon illuminated CWSB versions also offer a built-in resistor for direct connection to the AC power source. The offset terminal alignment on both versions gives outstanding insulation resistance and dielectric strength.

CWSB versions are offered in DPST and CWSC versions can be specified is SPST or DPST circuit configurations. Both series have snap-acting contact mechanisms to deliver smooth actuation and audible feedback.

Terminals are combination solder lug and quick connect, and can be used with connectors to facilitate wiring. The panel cutout for CWS Series devices is 12.9mm x 19.2mm. Housings are black and ON-OFF symbols (I-O) are molded into the bezels.

High reliability is ensured with a stable stationary contact construction. The quick-make, quick-break characteristics of both versions limits arcing, extending electrical life to 10,000 operations minimum. Mechanical life is 30,000 operations minimum.

All models are UL Recognized. Standard approval marking on CSWB is UL and CSA. Standard approval marking on CWSC is cULus.

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, surface mount and programmable switches. NKK manufactures more than 3.5 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock 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. Downloadable 3D CAD models of the company's switches are available, allowing design engineers to quickly integrate complex models into their designs at no charge. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the human-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


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