DX48H series - “Green” switches - recyclable switch series from GREATECS
News Release from:
GSN GREATECS GmbH & Co. KG / GREATECS Dep.
21 October 2009
Innovative and recyclable switches expand the product range of GREATECS. The five new switch series are halogen-free. Due to the use of environmentally friendly materials the components can be submitted to a recycling process. At the market launch the series include DIP, slide, standard tactile, low profile tactile and double action switches.
The recyclable DIP switches (DX48H series) have a small size (1.27mm pitch), SMT terminals and are available with 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 positions. At the beginning the SMT slide switch will be offered in a 4 positions version (SB89 series), more options are in planning stages. The standard tactile switch has the classic SMT 6x6mm design (TP38H series) with 10 different heights. A very low profile of 0.8mm and 1.5mm height is offered by the thin tactile switch series TP89. The double-action switches (MB9 series) are popular in digital photo cameras. The very important fire protection according to UL94V-0 (self-extinguishing) is ensured by the use of innovative LCP plastic materials.
The new recyclable halogen-free switches fulfill the increasing demand for “green” components. Specifications, samples and series quantities of the five new series are already available at GREATECS.