Potentiometer Switch requires minimal behind-panel depth.

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Featuring momentary edge lit knob and momentary tactile feel pushbutton switch, SW44511 offers rotary and push-on functionality for optimal operational control. All-in-one unit, suited for limited-space applications, has ½ in. square body and requires less than 1 in. of space behind panel. Rated at 5-24 Vdc, 1-50 mA resistive, SPST switch enables user to specify value so that, when actuated, circuit or channel automatically opens at preset level.

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Electro-Mech's Tactile Feel Potentiometer Switch Requires Less Behind Panel Depth

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif., July 30, 2007 - Electro-Mech's new SW44511 tactile feel momentary potentiometer switch 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 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 a momentary edge lit knob and a momentary tactile feel pushbutton switch, the SW44511 offers a shorter behind panel depth and lower cost than Electro-Mech's mechanical switch versions. Typical applications for the SW44511 switch include industrial/avionics displays and audio controls, instrument panel controls, and other high-density panels.

Lightweight, the compact unit weighs less than one ounce and measures ½" square body. The SW44511 requires less than one inch of space behind the panel and mounts via a ¼" threaded bushing to the front panel. Interconnection is provided via either wire leads or solder terminals.

The SW44511 is rated at 5-24 VDC, 1-50 mA resistive. Potentiometer resistance is 10KW±10% but can be customer specified. Other features provided by the SW44511 include momentary tactile feel switching, operating pressure of 14 oz. (±5 oz.), plunger travel of approximately 0.080", and a rated switch life of 1,000,000 minimum actuations.

Unit pricing is $15.00 at 1,000 pieces (without knob) 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 SW44511 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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