Switches are fully-sealed and feature gold contacts.

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Erg Jumper-Switch(TM) combines jumpers with header in single, integrated component. It is offered in electrical configurations of up to 16 poles. Rotary coded switches come in 3 configurations and are suitable for flow solering and solvent cleaning processes. Spectra C and SpectraDIL DIP switches suit in-line program end-stacking applications. SpectraEDGE switches are suited to through panel mounting, and DILswitch(TM) components facilitate test/code and range setting applications.



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ITW Switches to Market Comprehensive New Line of Jumper Switches, Rotary Coded Switches and Color-Coded Dip Switches



Harwood Heights, Ill. - ITW Switches, an Illinois Tool Works Company, has announced that it is introducing a comprehensive new line of "Erg Components" featuring unique Jumper Switches, color-coded DIP switches, low-profile color-coded DIP switches, card edge color-coded DIP switches, and rotary coded DIP switches.

All components in the Erg line are fully-sealed and feature gold contacts, a lifetime warranty, and are 100% tested by the Erg Division of ITW in its ISO 9002 approved plant in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, U.K.

The line's unique, new Erg Jumper-Switch(TM) combines jumpers with a header in a single, integrated component that conserves valuable printed circuit board space. This component is a fast drop-in replacement for conventional shunts commonly used in many computer and telecom products requiring codes or settings to be selected by means of a PCB header and a series of individual jumpers.

Available in a wide variety electrcal configurations of up to 16 poles, the new Jumper-Switch is a single, integrated unit with no loose pieces to keep track of. All wiping contacts are hard gold plated.

Additional exceptionally cost-effective products in the Erg line are the fully-sealed, rotary coded switches perfect for flow soldering and solvent cleaning processes. These unique devices feature gold-plated wiping contacts for reliable, low level switching. Three configurations -- a low profile design for screwdriver operation, knurled knob, and a larger size with easy-to-operate, color-coded knobs -- are available. All have bold, white easy-to-read numerals.

The Erg line also includes a variety of other DIP switches for wide-ranging applications on crowded circuit boards: For in-line program end-stacking applications, Spectra C and SpectraDIL switches are ideal. SDLS switches are end-stackable with flush actuators. SpectraEDGE switches are well suited to "through panel" mounting, and DILswitch(TM) components facilitate test/code and range setting applications.

For product data sheets, samples, and detailed specifications on ITW Switches' new Erg Components, contact Alan G. Steiner, Sales and Marketing Manager, ITW Switches, 7301 West Ainslie Street, Harwood Heights, IL 60706-3512; email: customerservice@itwswitches.com; telephone (voice) 800.544.3354; (fax) 708.667.3440; and URL: www.itwswitches.com.

ITW Switches manufactures a wide variety of proprietary, standard, and custom electrical switches -- pushbutton, rocker, paddle, slide, leaf, snap-action, and sealed -- for worldwide markets including telecommunication, machine tool, mass transit, military, entertainment, aerospace, and computer products. ISO 9001 Certified and headquartered near Chicago, the company has these worldwide facilities: Portsmouth, England, and Taiwan.

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