Rotary Switches have binary output and tiny size.

Press Release Summary:

Series P60A switches measure .394 x .394 x .236 in. and are offered in 10-position, binary-coded decimal or complement models and 16-position, hexadecimal or complements models. Sealed units have terminations that include common and 1, 2, 4, and 8 marked outputs and detent action that is compatible with clockwise or counterclockwise rotation. Rated 24 Vdc @ 150 mA max, units have life of 10,000 switching operations and initial contact resistance of less than 100 mohms.

Original Press Release:

Ultra-Compact Binary Output Rotary Switches

APEM's P60A series switches fulfill the need for providing binary coded decimal, hexadecimal and complements outputs in applications that include angular, linear and positioning controls, channel and frequency selecting, operating and process control sequencing and many others.

10 position binary coded decimal or complement models and 16 position hexadecimal or complements models are offered in this series in either surface or thru-hole mounting configurations. A right angle mounting thru-hole configuration is also offered. Actuator options include the knurled, slotted spindle, segment wheel with position number shown, and cross shaped screwdriver slot.

These ultra-compact models, with a body size of .394" square x .236" high, are completely sealed for wave or reflow soldering and solvent or aqueous cleaning. Terminations include a common and 1, 2, 4 and 8 marked outputs for easy identification. All models feature a precision designed detent action that is compatible with either clockwise or counterclockwise rotation.

Rating for these models is 24 VDC at 150 mA max. with a life expectancy of 10,000 switching operations. Initial contact resistance is less than 100 milliohms. They are designed for operation in a temperature range from -20°C to 85°C.

Pricing for a typical unit, model no. P60A701 is $1.65 each in 1000 piece quantities.

OEM's will solve their coding and sequencing switching needs by specifying these compact P60A models.

Contact APEM for more information on these and many other switch solutions. Ask for their 484 page catalog, (hard copy or on CD Rom). Also visit APEM's extensive website -

APEM, 63 Neck Road, Post Office Box 8288, Haverhill, MA 01835-0788 USA
TEL: 781-246-1007 FAX: 781-245-4531 PURCHASING DEPT FAX: 978-372-9516
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