Toggle Switch is protected against accidental actuation.

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Professional-grade 12000X778 Series features full rear sealing, locking lever actuator, and double shell case for mechanical strength and electrical insulation. With IP67-sealed front panels, 2-, 3- or 4-pole double throw models are offered in momentary and maintained, 2- and 3-position configurations. Contact mechanism suits applications of 10 mA @ 50 mV and 5 Vdc min with electrical life up to 40,000 cycles. All switches measure .594 in. deep.

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APEM's High Performance 12000x778 Series Toggle Switches

Solving difficult switching problems for industries that require the highest specifications in durability and safety

Haverhill, MA, - APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offers its high performance 12000X778 Series of professional grade toggle switches. Ideal for use in military, aerospace, and life support, this highly durable series of toggle switches are OPL listed in Europe.

This ultra reliable series features a double shell case for extra mechanical strength and electrical insulation, a pinned operating lever that provides the highest measure of actuator strength and resistance against rough handling or accidental knocks, front panel sealing that meets IP67 specifications and full rear sealing with epoxy.

Double pole-double throw, 3 pole-double throw and 4 pole-double throw models are offered in a wide variety of momentary and maintained 2 and 3 position configurations. The DP models measure .629" square while the 3P is .629"wx.866"I and the 4P .629"wx1.106"I with each being .594" deep. Available in both solder lugs and printed circuit terminals, all models feature a rugged 15/32" mounting bushing. The locking lever actuator, available with these models, provides the utmost in protection against non-deliberate actuation and is offered with an optional white fluorescent tip that becomes luminous when subjected to ultra-violet rays.

The 12000X778 Series is made with the highest grade of engineering materials available, including a Diallyl Phthalate case with full epoxy sealing, gold and silver/nickel alloy solid rivet contacts and uniform matte black finish for non-reflection in the most demanding applications, including aircraft cockpits.

This highly reliable contact mechanism is suitable for ultra-low level applications of 10mA at 50mV and 10mA at 5 VDC minimum with an electrical life up to 40,000 cycles, or power applications of 2Amps at 250 VAC, 4Amps at 125VAC or 4Amps at 30VDC maximum with an electrical life up to 20,000 cycles.

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, 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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