Rotary Code Switches withstand high-temperature soldering.

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Available in 4, 6, 10, and 16 positions, P65 series comes in 10 x 10 x 6.5 mm dual in-line package (DIP) supports reflow soldering temperature of 260°C for 10 sec, wave of 280°C for 5 sec, and 340°C for 2 sec. SMT and through-hole versions are available, both with mechanical lifetime of 30,000 steps and contact paths featuring abrasion-resistant gold plating. Standard actuators include arrow-shaped and cross-shaped slots; other actuators are available as options.

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APEM Introduces P65 Series of Rotary Code Switches

Designed for high temperature soldering and ideal for modern assembly processes

Haverhill, MA, - APEM Components, a leading manufacturer of quality switches and joysticks, introduces the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of APEM's PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The P65 series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is ideal for modern assembly processes. The P65 series is used in the automotive, communication, consumer electronics, and defense markets, as well as electrical appliances, industrial automation, and medical, among others.

The P65 series is available in both surface mount technology (SMT) and through-hole technology (TH). The contact paths have abrasion-resistant gold plating. With a mechanical lifetime of 30,000 steps, and is available in 4, 6, 10, and 16 positions. The switches are 6.5mm Height, 10 Width and 10 Length.

The P65's permissible Reflow soldering temperature of 260 °C for 10sec, wave of 280°C for 5sec, and 340°C for 2sec. Standard actuators include arrow-shaped and cross-shaped slots. Additional actuators are available upon request, including spindle, segment wheel, rotary axle, knob, and wheel.

APEM Components
Since 1952, APEM has been a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches. Offering one of the broadest product lines in the industry, APEM's switch offering includes pushbutton, rocker, slide, snap-action, DIP, rotary, tact, keylock, pushwheel and toggle switches. APEM also produces a wide range of industrial controls, joysticks, membrane switches and switch panel assemblies. 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

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