Rocker Switches suit high-current applications.

Press Release Summary:

UL-, CSA-, and VDE-approved CR Series switches, with silver-alloy contacts, are rated for 20 A 125 Vac/16 A 250 Vac switching. CE-marked, compact 1 1/8 x 1/2 x 1 in. packages are available with a variety of colored rockers. Typical lighted designs employ neon bulbs. For non-lighted versions, options include single-throw, double-throw, and 2-color molded button, with red secondary color. Applications include appliances, office equipment, and lighting control.

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Cherry Introduces 20 Amp Rocker Switch

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI - Cherry Electrical Products announces the availability of the new CR Series power rocker switch with 20 Amp switching capability. The compact CR series uses heavy-duty silver alloy contacts to perform high-current switching in a 1 1/8"L x 1/2"W x 1"H package. Typical applications include appliances, office equipment and lighting control.

Cherry's CR series is available in a wide variety of colors and in both lighted and non-lighted designs. Typical lighted designs employ neon bulbs for use at 125VAC or 250VAC. Lighted versions for DC operation are also available. Within the non-lighted family, options include single-throw and double-throw devices, and a 2-color molded button with bright red secondary color for optimal visibility at a distance.

Recommended panel cutout length for the CR series is 1.12", and the series can accommodate three different panel cutout widths: .476", .528", and .543". The maximum operating temperature is 85 deg C, and standard termination is accomplished with quarter-inch (.248" x .031") quick-connect tabs.

An optional splash-resistant design features a housing construction that channels liquid or particulate away from internal mechanisms.

All standard versions of the new CR series are UL, CSA, and VDE approved, and all carry the CE mark. UL and CSA ratings are 20A 125VAC/16A 250VAC. The CR series is available in stock at Cherry and at many authorized Cherry distributors.

For detailed information on the new CR series rocker switch, contact a Cherry switch specialist at:
Cherry Electrical Products
11200 88th Avenue
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Telephone: 800-927-6298
Web site:

About Cherry Corporation

The Cherry Corporation manufactures standard and custom electrical switches, sensors, electronic keyboards and controls for the worldwide automotive, computer, and consumer/commercial markets. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, IL and has seven wholly owned subsidiaries in Germany, England, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Mexico and Hong Kong. Cherry also has 50-50 joint ventures in Japan (Hirose Cherry Precision Company Limited) and in India (TIVS Cherry Limited). U.S. operations take place in Waukegan, IL and Pleasant Prairie, WI.

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