Pushbutton Switches offer alternate action actuation.

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While UL-approved 8000 Series comes standard with push on-push off functionality, it is also available in momentary contact style. Termination options include solder lug and PC in vertical and right-angle configurations. Offered in single- and double-pole configurations, switches are rated for 3 A at 250 Vac, 6 A @ 125 Vac, and 4 A @ 30 Vdc. Expected life is 30,000 cycles at full load, and gold or gold over silver plated contacts are available.



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APEM Offers Alternate Action Pushbutton Switches



8000 Series Pushbutton Switch

Haverhill, MA - APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, announces the 8000 series alternate action pushbutton switch. 8000 Series switches are well suited for applications that require a robust electrical/electronic interface such as medical equipment, communication systems and military instrumentation.

APEM's 8000 Series pushbutton switches are UL approved and are rated for 3A at 250VAC, 6A at 125 VAC and 4A at 30VDC with an expected life of 30,000 cycles at full load. These switches are available with gold or gold over silver plated contacts. Termination options include solder lug and PC in vertical and right-angle configurations. These pushbutton switches are also available with wire and connector assemblies.

The switch is produced in single and double pole configurations. While the distinctive feature of this product is its alternate action or "push on-push off" function, it is also available in a momentary contact style. The 8000 pushbutton switch is designed to work with APEM's switch caps. Actuator caps are available in a variety of colors and styles. Chrome plated dress nuts are also available.

About APEM
Since 1952, APEM has been a leader in the manufacturing of high quality miniature and industrial switches. Offering one of the broadest product lines on the market, APEM's switch line includes pushbuttons, rockers, slides, DIPs, rotaries, tacts, keylocks, pushwheels and snap-action switches. APEM also provides a wide range of industrial controls, membrane switches, panels, and keypads. For more information about APEM or its broad line of products, contact APEM Components, Inc., 63 Neck Road, Haverhill, MA 01835 at 978-372-1602 or visit the company's website at apem.com/gr.

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