Potentiometer Switch offers 2 control options.

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Compact SW44585 offers rotary and push-on momentary functionality for maximum operation control. SPST switch lets user specify value so that, at the push of a button, circuit or channel automatically opens at preset level. Featuring optional edge-lit knob assembly and snap-feel momentary switch actuation, solution takes up less than 1.00 in. behind panel. Unit weighs less than 1 oz and mounts Vishay/Sfernice potentiometer module with custom PCB tactile switch.

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Electro-Mech's Compact Potentiometer+Switch Offers Dual Control Options in Single Unit Space

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif., July 11, 2008 -- Electro-Mech's new SW44585 compact potentiometer switch offers both rotary and push-on momentary functionality for maximum operation control. The compact all-in-one unit saves valuable panel space in applications where there are tight design limitations.

The SPST switch enables the user to specify a value so that at the push of a button, the circuit or channel automatically opens at the preset level. Featuring an optional edge-lit knob assembly and a snap-feel momentary switch actuation, the SW44585 takes up less than 1.00" behind the panel. Typical applications for the SW44585 switch include industrial/avionics displays and audio controls, instrument panel controls, and other high-density panels. Previous models required additional behind panel depth.

Lightweight, the compact unit weighs less than one ounce and mounts a Vishay/Sfernice potentiometer module with a custom PCB tactile switch. The SW44585 mounts via two mounting screws into the front panel and interconnection is provided via either wire leads or solder terminals.

The SW44585 is rated for 5-100mA load at 0.1-50.0 VDC. Potentiometer resistance is 10KW+10% but can be customer specified. Other features provided by the SW44585 include snap-feel momentary switching, an operating pressure of 14 oz. (+3 oz.), plunger travel of approximately 0.020" nominal, and a rated switch life of 500,000 minimum actuations.

Unit pricing is $19.00-$29.00 at 1,000 pieces depending upon options with delivery of 10 weeks ARO. Complete specifications are available on request.

Electro-Mech Components, Inc. is located 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in South El Monte, California and specializes in the design and manufacture of illuminated pushbutton switches, indicator lights, and multi-switch interlocking assemblies. The company operates its switch manufacturing and shelter manufacturing plants in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

For complete specifications and drawings on the SW44585 or the company's entire line of switches contact Electro-Mech Components, Inc., 1826 Floradale Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733-3689, Phone (888) 442-7180, Fax (626) 350-8070, Email: Terry@electromechcomp.com, Web: www.electromechcomp.com.

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