Arcolectric, Micro Switches
Snap Action Micro Switches in Standard Packages
News Release from:
07 March 2006
Arcolectric's new range of snap action micro switches are available in two industry standard packages - V3 and V4. They
are said to offer greater choice with more lever options and operating pressures to extend their potential applications. They are tested to at least one million operations and manufactured from UL94V-0 rated flame retardant materials.
The V4 industry standard package is rated up to 5A, 250Vac and is available in two operating temperatures 85 & 125 degreesC. Standard switching function is changeover (momentary 1 side) but other options are available for volume usage. The V4 is available without lever (with standard actuator or a domed actuator) or with plain lever, roller lever or ‘snake’ lever with operating forces of 80, 160 and 230 grams, further configurations are available for large volume usage. Terminations include 2.8mm tabs, solder tabs, and straight or angled PCB spills.
The V3 package is rated up to 16A, 250Vac and has the same two operating temperatures. Three switching functions are offered; changeover (momentary 1 side), normally open (momentary on), normally closed (momentary off). The V3 is available without lever, with plain lever, roller lever and with ‘snake’ lever with operating forces of 50, 100, 200 & 350 grams, further configurations are available on request.
Extensive terminal styles include solder tabs, 4.8mm & 6.3mm tabs and RAST 5 tabs (6.3mm tabs on 5mm pitch). Further options for both types include; gold plated contacts, additional lever shapes and other terminal types.
Both sizes of switch have VDE and UL approvals and are fully RoHS compliant.