Pushbutton Switches feature bi-color LEDs.

Press Release Summary:

UB2 Series pushbutton switches are offered with red/green, bi-color LEDs that can be specified with alternating standard legend configurations such as ON/OFF, START/STOP, or OPEN/CLOSE. Glossy polycarbonate caps have single filter and clear lens. Available as PC or panel mount, switches are rated 5 A at 125/250 Vac or 5 A at 30 Vdc for power rated models and 0.4 VA max at 28 Vac/dc for logic level models. Housing and base meet UL94V-0 flammability standards.

Original Press Release:

NKK Switches Announces New Options on Super Bright Bicolor LEDS

UB2 Alternating Legends Replace Outdated Split Legend Caps

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 7, 2006) - NKK Switches, a leading manufacturer of illuminated switches, has expanded the aesthetic and functional options offered in the UB2 series of low profile, illuminated pushbutton switches.

The UB2's new options feature super bright bicolor LED's with alternating legends by color all in one switch. These new options offer innovative design engineers an exceptional choice to replace outdated, split legend caps.

The UB2 Super Bright, red/green, bi-color LED switch selections can be specified with alternating standard legend configurations. Standard, off-the-shelf legends include ON/OFF, START/STOP, or OPEN/CLOSE.

The glossy polycarbonate cap features a single filter with a dual legend, under the clear lens. When actuated, the green or red LED brilliantly highlights the alternating legends, clearly indicating the desired circuit status. Legends are black text and the cap styles for these devices include sculptured or flat. Companion or stand-alone indicators are also available with the dual legend options.

The UB2 pushbutton switches are available in PC and panel mount, and power and logic level rated models. These highly reliable, devices are rated 5A @ 125/250V AC or 5A @ 30V DC for power rated models and 0.4VA maximum @ 28V AC/DC for the logic level models. Mechanical life is rated at 1,000,000 operations minimum for momentary circuits and 200,000 operations minimum for maintained action. The housing is constructed of glass fiber reinforced polyamide. Both the housing and base meet UL94V-0 flammability standards. The UB2 series is UL and C-UL Recognized.

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 four million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary and DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches. NKK Switches maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

NKK Switches is keenly aware of the myriad of issues that are covered under the RoHS directive. With more than 50 years of experience in the switch industry and as an environmentally-conscious company, NKK is committed to not only providing high quality products and services, but also providing environmentally safe products for its valued customers. NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability and a commitment to excellence.

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 www.nkkswitches.com.

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