Potentiometer Switch offers rotary/push-on control options.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring optional edgelit button and momentary snap-click pushbutton switch, compact SW44687 measures less than ¾ sq in. and weighs less than 1 oz. SPDT switch is rated at 30 Vdc or 120 Vac, 1 A resistive, and 0.25 A inductive, and also features 10 kW resistance potentiometer module. Requiring less than 1 in. of space behind display panel, unit mounts via ¼ in. dia threaded bushing or optional mounting block to mounting plate. Rated switch life is 100,000 min actuations.

Original Press Release:

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

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. - Electro-Mech's new SW44687 potentiometer switch assembly offers both rotary and push-on functionality for maximum operation control. The compact all-in-one unit saves valuable panel space in applications where there are tight design limitations.

The SPDT 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 edgelit button (optional) and a momentary snap-click pushbutton switch, the SW44687 also features a 10K W resistance potentiometer module. Typical applications for the SW44687 switch include industrial/avionics displays and audio controls, instrument panel controls, and other high-density panels. Previous models were only available using EMC's slide bar switch actuation design.

Lightweight, the compact unit weighs less than one ounce and measures less than ¾" square. The SW44687 requires less than 1" of space behind the display panel and mounts via either a ¼" diameter threaded bushing or optional mounting block to the mounting plate. Interconnection is provided via either wire leads, PC pins, or solder lug terminals.

The SW44687 is rated at 30 VDC or 120 VAC, 1.0a resistive, 0.25a inductive. Potentiometer resistance is 10K W+10% but can be customer specified. Other features provided by the SW44687 include momentary snap-click switching, an operating pressure of 32 oz. (+16 oz.), plunger travel of approximately 0.090", and a rated switch life of 100,000 minimum actuations.

Unit pricing is $19.00-$25.00 at 1,000 pieces depending upon options with delivery of 7-8 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 SW44687 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,

Web: www.electromechcomp.com.

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