Security Pushbuttons feature overmolded actuator.

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Available in solder lug and straight PC terminal versions, snap-action AV Series incorporates stainless steel actuator with thermoplastic overmolding. Actuator styles include illuminated ring or illuminated ring and disc, and materials include brass- or gold-plated terminals, gold-plated contacts, and nickel-plated brass bushings. With power ratings of 50 mA max @ 24 Vdc resistive load, switches offer 100 m§Ù max initial contact resistance and 500 Vrms min dielectric strength.

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APEM Introduces AV Series Pushbutton Switches

Snap-Action Security Pushbuttons with Overmolded Actuator

Haverhill, MA - APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, introduces its new AV Series pushbutton switches with an overmold actuator. Complementing APEM's line of pushbutton switches, the AV Series is ideally suited for applications pertaining to security panels, public kiosks, vending machines, ATM machines, handicap access control panels, and heavy hydraulic lift equipment.

APEM's highly secure AV Series pushbutton switches feature a stainless steel actuator with thermoplastic overmolding, available in a variety of colors. Actuator styles include illuminated ring or illuminated ring and disc models.

Electrical and general specifications include power ratings of 50mA maximum at 24VDC resistive load and an electrical life of 1 million cycles at full load. AV Series switches have an initial contact resistance of 100 milliohms maximum and dielectric strength of 500 Vrms minimum (50Hz minimum between terminals and 2.000 Vrms 50 Hz minimum between terminals and bushing). Operating temperatures range from -30¡ÆC to +70¡ÆC. Additionally, the AV Series is available in both solder lug and straight PC terminals.

Material specifications include brass or gold plated terminals, gold plated contacts, and nickel plated brass bushings.

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, toggles, 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, P.O. Box 8288, Haverhill, MA 01835 at 978-372-1602 or visit the company's website at

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