Potentiometer Switch offers rotary and push-on functionality.

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Mounting directly to PCB via side- and rear-facing PC pins, SW44884 assembly measures <¾ in.² and features backlit shaft with knurled button, alternate-action pushbutton switch, clear light pipe switch shaft for front panel illumination, and 10 KΩ ±10% resistance potentiometer module. SPST-DPDT switch lets user specify value so that, upon button actuation, circuit or channel automatically opens at preset level. Also, LED circuit may also jumped to one switch circuit for LED switching.

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Electro-Mech's Potentiometer Switch Offers Dual Control Options in Single Unit Space with Backlit Clear Light Pipe Shaft

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. -- Electro-Mech's new SW44884 potentiometer switch assembly offers both rotary and push-on functionality for maximum operation control, and features a clear light pipe shaft for front panel illumination. The compact all-in-one unit saves valuable panel space in applications where there are tight design limitations.

The SPST-DPDT 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. The SW44884 assembly features: a backlit shaft with knurled button, an alternate-action pushbutton switch, a clear light pipe switch shaft, and a 10K W resistance potentiometer module.

Typical applications for the SW44884 switch include industrial/avionics displays and audio controls, instrument panel control, aircraft simulator controls, and other highdensity panels. Previous models were only available using edgelit knobs and did not include LED backlighting. The user may also jumper the LED circuit to one of the switch circuits for LED switching. The SW44884 also features side facing PC pins for easier interface to the PC Board in the next higher assembly.

Lightweight, the compact unit weighs less than one ounce and measures less than ¾" square. The SW44884 requires approx. 2" of space behind the display panel and mounts directly to the PCB via side and rear facing PC pins.

The SW44884 is rated at 0.10A resistive at 30 VDC. Potentiometer resistance is 10K ohms ± 10% but can be customer specified. Other features provided by the SW44884 include alternate action switching, an operating pressure of 42 oz. (± 7 oz.), plunger travel of approximately 0.15", and a rated switch life of 100,000 minimum actuations.

Unit pricing is $34.00-$39.00 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, potentiometer+switch assemblies, 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 SW44884 or the company's entire line of products 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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