Snap-acting Miniature Pushbuttons feature built-in LEDs.

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MB2400 series is available in 7 bezel colors and 4 different bezel styles, 3 of which feature built-in LEDs, with choice of 1 or 2 round LED or 2 rectangular LEDs. The 11.5 mm square pushbutton caps are also available in 7 colors with option to add legend. Mechanical life is rated at 200,000 operations minimum. Momentary action devices are rated at 3 A at 125 Vac with silver contacts, 0.4 VA maximum at 28 Vac/dc with gold contacts, or both ratings when gold over silver contacts are specified.

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NKK Switches' MB2400 Series of Snap-In Mount, Miniature Pushbuttons with LED Illumination

With a wide range of options, the series is ideally suited for nearly any application

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced the availability of the MB2400 Series of miniature, snap-acting, snap-in mount pushbuttons. The series provides a comprehensive array of options designed to suit any application requiring a unique combination of innovative design and aesthetic appeal at an affordable cost.

With four different bezel styles and seven standard bezel colors to choose from, design engineers can be creative in their configuration of MB2400 Series momentary-action devices. The bezel colors serve as frames to enhance both the appeal and functionality of the devices.

There are three bezel options that feature built-in LEDs. Choices range from one round LED to two round LEDs to two rectangular LEDs. The LEDs enable MB2400 Series switches to be used to indicate status at a glance.

As another way to provide engineers with the opportunity to customize their MB2400 Series devices, the 11.5mm square pushbutton caps are available in seven colors and adding legends is a simple process, with NKK featuring a wide range of legend options.

The series, which also features a short stroke, light touch and audible feedback, provides engineers with not only a wide range of options, but also high reliability. Mechanical life for the MB2400 Series is rated at 200,000 operations minimum.

The anti-jamming design of these miniature pushbuttons, protect the contacts from damage due to any excessive downward force on the actuator. Also, prominent insulating barriers increase insulation resistance and dielectric strength.

In addition, the stainless steel construction resists corrosion and the epoxy sealed terminals prevent the entry of flux and other contaminants.

Available in single pole or double pole, ON (ON) momentary circuits, engineers can specify gold, silver or gold over silver contacts. These devices are rated at 3A @ 125V AC with silver contacts, 0.4VA maximum @ 28V AC/DC with gold contacts or both ratings when gold over silver contacts are specified. Terminal options include solder lug or straight PC.

NKK offers these push-button switches completely pre-assembled at no additional charge. Panel cut-out sizes range from 13.1mm x 15mm to 18.4mm x 15mm.

The MB2400 is rated UL94-V0 for flammability, and meets UL and CSA standards.

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switches. NKK manufactures more than 3.5 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches, each of which can be used as the foundation of a customized design. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability, customization and a commitment to excellence. The company provides a full suite of customization solutions that include: design, programming, printing and support. Downloadable 3D CAD models of the company's switches are available, allowing design engineers to quickly integrate complex models into their designs at no charge. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the human-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches.

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