Miniature Switches suit handheld equipment.

Press Release Summary:

Washable Series G toggle and rocker switches measure .276 x .276 x .177 in., allowing for high-density mounting. Sliding Twin Crossbar contact mechanism ensures that gold-plated contacts are wiped clean with every actuation. Single- and double-pole variations are available with 5 circuit combinations. Molded-in, epoxy-sealed terminals lock out flux, solvents, and contaminants. Switches are rated 0.4 VA max @ 28 Vac/dc max. All are IECQ approved.

Original Press Release:

NKK Switches' New Ultra-Miniature Toggle and Rocker Switches Suitable for a Wide Variety of Applications

o Ultra-miniature size allows for high-density mounting
o Lightweight design ideal for handheld equipment
o All models feature Sliding Twin Crossbar (STC) contact mechanism
o Available in single or double pole variations, and with five circuit combinations
o Epoxy-sealed terminals are molded in to lock out flux, solvents and other contaminants
o Matching indicators available with red, green and yellow LEDs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2002) - Designed for use in low voltage, low current logic level circuits, NKK Switches introduces its G series of washable, ultra-miniature toggle and rocker switches.

Suited for the medical, communication, transportation, instrumentation, security and industrial/commercial industries, each G series model weighs .25 grams and measures .276 inches X .276 inches X .177 inches or 7mm X 7mm X 4.5mm. The ultra-miniature size allows high-density mounting, and the lightweight design is ideal for handheld equipment.

Guaranteeing high contact reliability and crisp actuation, all G series toggle and rocker switches feature NKK's patented and award-winning Sliding Twin Crossbar (STC) contact mechanism. The STC mechanism ensures that the gold-plated contacts are wiped clean with every actuation. In addition, the combination of rounded, movable and stationary contacts further enhances the smooth contact feel.

The G series of ultra-miniature toggles and rockers are available in single or double pole variations, and with five circuit combinations. Combinations include momentary, maintained and three-position models, which range from standard ON-ON and ON-OFF-ON to the three ON position.

Engineers can specify straight, right-angle and vertical mount versions for toggle actuators, and straight PC or right-angle PC mount for rocker models. The round terminals facilitate mounting and conform to standard .100 X .100-inch PC board grid spacing.

The G series' molded-in, epoxy-sealed terminals lock out flux, solvents and other contaminants. In addition, the G series toggle and rocker switches are process-sealed for automated process techniques including flux-cleaning procedures. The bushing and housing are constructed of one molded piece, and a rubber o-ring surrounds the actuator. A rubber seal protects the base where it fits into the actuator.

These ultra-miniature toggles and rockers are rated 0.4VA maximum @ 28V AC/DC maximum. Both the mechanical and electrical life are rated for a minimum of 100,000 operations for maintained circuits, and 50,000 operations minimum for momentary circuits. All G series models are IECQ approved. Adding to the aesthetic value, matching indicators are available with red, yellow or green LEDs.

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 throughout 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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