Pushbutton Switches offer dual and quad displays.

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Series 644-2100 Multi-Function/Multi-Image Lighted Pushbutton Switches can be singly used in place of up to 4 individual switches. Units are capable of display configurations in split, quadrant or full segments, and can provide both continuous visible legends and hidden legends that become visible when switch functions are activated. They accept T-1 sub-midget flange-based lamps and LEDs. Switch ratings are 2.0 A resistive and 0.5 A inductive.



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Compact Single Module Multi-Function Lighted Pushbutton Switch Offers Dual & Quad Displays For High Density Panels


South El Monte, CA -September 16. 2003- Electro-Mech Components, Inc. introduces the 644-2100 Series Multi-Function/Multi-Image Lighted Pushbutton Switch, offering an immediate solution for space-conscious display installations on instrumentation and control panels where designers must provide greater system feedback and control functions to the operator while available panel space continues to shrink.

Offering dual and quad lighted displays and switch functions, the 644-2100 Series can be singly used in place of up to four individual switches, to reduce panel mounting requirements by up to 75%. Available in a variety of different lens cap, legend and filter materials, the unit is capable of display configurations in split, quadrant or full segments, and can provide both continuous visible legends and hidden legends that become visible when switch functions are activated. Press-on secure lens caps are available in a variety of materials to also provide exacting front panel installations, important to ergonomics, safety and appearance.

The 644-2100 installs from the front of the panel and attaches via a mounting sleeve that retains the switch housing, fitting into an industry-standard 0.698" square hole. With easy lamp replacement from the front, the unit accepts both T-1 (3mm) sub-midget flange-based lamps and LEDs, offering maximum brightness and redundancy. Switch action is available in momentary, momentary snap-feel, or alternate action, from SPST to DPDT functionality for maximum display versatility in a compact package.

The 644-2100 Series lighted pushbutton switch ratings are 2.0A resistive, 0.5A inductive, with operating pressure of 2 lbs. ± 1 lb (909g ± 454g), plunger travel 0.187 inch, nominal (4.7mm), and is capable of 100,000 minimum actuations. Lamp circuits are independent. Standard EMC solder lugs are silver plated (gold plating optional) and accept 20AWG wiring (PC pin terminals are available). The switch housing requires less than 3.0 inches behind display panel. The unit is designed to meet applicable military and stringent commercial standards, including seal, moisture resistance, vibration, temperature, shock and environmental requirements, and is rated to IP64 protection
standards.

"The 644-2100 introduces a true alternative to the designer seeking optimal performance and space-savings in a multi-function switch that will answer a wide number of applications", stated Terry Trumbull, Vice President. "Our core customers have eagerly responded to this format anticipating significant savings in unit costs and panel space."

Unit pricing is from $69.50 each in 100 piece quantities, availability is 8-10 weeks ARO. Complete specifications are available at www.electromechcomp.com.

About Electro-Mech Components, Inc.

Electro-Mech Components, Inc. is located 15 miles east of Los Angeles in South El Monte, California and specializes in the design and manufacture of illuminated pushbutton switches, indicator lights and multi-switch assemblies including interlocking and multi-function assemblies. The company operates its additional switch manufacturing plant in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

For complete specifications or the company's entire line of switches and indicators, visit www.electromechcomp.com or contact Electro-Mech Components, Inc., 1826 Floradale
Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733-3689. Phone (888) 442-7180; Fax: (626) 350-8070; e-mail: info@electromechcomp.com; Website: www.electromechcomp.com.

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