Relays and Switches
Detect Switches for ATCA Applications from C&K Components
C&K Components has developed a variety of detect switches for use in ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) applications. Designated the MDS Series, SDS Series, SDT Series and HDT Series, the detect switches are implemented on the server blade as a safety mechanism to guarantee the blade is powered down, while ensuring no data is lost.
Sugar cube relay from Switchtec is aimed specifically at the white goods market
Available from specialist distributor Switchtec, Hongfa's HF3FD 'sugar cube' relay is aimed specifically at the white goods market and as such will find favour with OEMs, CEMs, manufacturers of brown goods, home automation, domestic products and general equipment manufacturers.
C&K Combines Sensitive Touch and Tactile Technology In 14-Function Navigation Switch
C&K Components has developed a 14-function navigation switch. Designated SensoNav, the switch combines sensitive touch and tactile functions while guaranteeing an extended life span of 1 million actuations per direction.
Sealed Tact Switches For Demanding Industrial and Medical Applications
knitter-switch, has made available a new series of sealed tact switches that are ideal for a variety of industrial and medical systems applications where protection to IP67 is required. According to knitter-switch, the new TS 12 and TSS 12 series are direct equivalents to Rafi's RACON 12 switches. They provide the user with an excellent tactile feedback and offer a long operational life of at least one million cycles as well as being sealed with silicone rubber to IP67.
Lorlin's Rotary Switch Can Be Customised
Lorlin's RA series of robust, multi-pole rotary switches has long been a favourite of system designers. With increased demands for application specific designs and competitors raising minimum order vales to meet offshore manufacturing requirements the Lorlin RA series is more competitive switch solution than ever.
Combined switch and break functions from Aerco
The E-T-A 8345 series of single and multi-pole combined toggle switches and magnetic circuit breakers is now available in the UK from Aerco. With a current rating from 0.1A to 125A, which is 25A above the industry norm, at up to 240AC or 110VDC, these compact breakers have a well-proven design, are highly robust and have a fast and accurate switching performance.
M78 Switching Regulators from MEGA Electronics Inc.
MEGA Electronics Inc. 0.5Amp and 1.0Amp switching regulators are ideally suite to replace 78xx linear regulators and are pin compatible. With efficiencies up to 96% very little energy is wasted as heat, eliminating the need for heat sinks and drastically reducing overall weight. In addition to wide input voltage ranges, the regulators include a thermal shutdown, short circuit protection with continuous automatic recovery and low ripple and noise. Normal operating temperatures are from -40C to +85C ambient and +100C case temperatures of the fully encapsulated regulator.
C&K Develops Silent Detect Switch with Wide-Angle and Radial Actuation
C&K Components has developed a versatile silent detect switch with a variety of orientations. Designated the KSJ Series, the single pole, single throw, normally open detect switch features high actuation tolerances along with silent and linear operation during actuation with no tactile effect.
Omron adds piano-style DIP switches
Omron Electronics Component Business – Europe has extended its range of DIP switches with a new family of piano type components, in surface mount and through hole form. The devices are ideal for telecommunications applications, set-top boxes and industrial systems alike.
Relays for RF applications from Tyco Electronics offer increased frequency switching
The range of Axicom RF relays from Tyco Electronics has been extended to include a shielded 3GHz relay and a 6GHz relay to address the market requirements of increased frequency switching of analogue signals and transmission rates of digital signals. New HF3S and HF6 are developments of the well established HF3 relay and have been designed for 50Ω or 75Ω impedance applications and a frequency range of 200MHz up to 6GHz.
Mini Joystick now available from Live Electronics
Live Electronics has added the new OTTO HTL4- mini joystick to its product range. Designed for use in the security, medical and industrial sectors, HTL4 joysticks use Hall-Effect technology to guarantee an operating life of one million operations. The devices are available in a range of output configurations, to satisfy different applications.
IP67 Rated Miniature Pushbutton Switches With or Without LED
Knitter-switch has announced a series of sealed miniature pushbutton switches designed for a variety of applications where "waterproofed" is required. The DPW Series are front panel switches, mountable by snap-fit or threaded bushing. They can be supplied as standard with or without a superbright LED in a choice of four colours – red, green, yellow or blue. Various cap colours are also available as standard including green, yellow, blue, white, red and black. A separate sealing cap, which seals both switch and front panel, is also available.
Compact Sealed Snap Action Switch for Multiple Applications from C&K
C&K Components has developed a series of sealed subminiature snap action switches. Designated the ZMS Series, the single pole, double throw snap action switches are available with a variety of actuators and terminal styles, including PC, solder and potted leads.
Piezo switches with seal-tight protection meet IP69K
By achieving the seal-tight protection class of IP69K, SCHURTER is extending the spectrum of potential applications for its PSE family of piezo switches. The qualification test was carried out using a high-pressure vapor stream at 90 Bar and a temperature of 80°C.
Finder's electronic step relay eases control of multi-point lighting installations
Finder has announced the introduction of the 13.81 electronic step relay, which is designed for the pushbutton control of lighting. This step relay is particularly suited to complex multi-point installations.
Subminiature tact switches from C&K are available in a variety of configurations
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed new versions of sealed through-hole subminiature tact switches. Designated the KSA family, the tact switches consist of the KSA, KSL, KSB, KSI, KSFI, KSJ and KSD devices. The switches are available in a variety of configurations, including vertical and right angle mounting, top or side actuated and with a soft or hard actuator.
Rocker and pushbutton switches from Hawco
Exclusively available in the UK from specialist controls components distributor, Hawco Controls, is a very comprehensive range of rocker and pushbutton switches plus indicators manufactured by Taiwan-based Light Country. Light Country was formed in 1985. Its Chinese factory is certified to ISO 9001:2000 and most products are approved to UL, VDE and ENEC standards.
Vandal-Proof Keypad For Secure Switching From Lorlin
Lorlin has announced the introduction of the KP range of vandal proof metal keypads. Responding to increasing demand for secure and rugged security switching these attractive metal keypads may be used in public and industrial environments for access control, vending machines and kiosks, environmental control and service access.
Two axis mini displacement joysticks
Now available in the UK from Aerco is a new model in the range of two-axis, non-contacting mini displacement joysticks from Ultra Electronics MSI. The model 5000C, the world's first joystick of this type, was launched in 2007 and the new 500C is introduced to extend the application range. It is of a more traditional design and is intended for use with finger and thumb as opposed to the 5000C that was for use with finger or thumb. In addition, the 500C is mounted and sealed from below the panel whereas the 5000C is designed for mounting from above.
Ultra-small SM half pitch side actuated DIP switch from C&K
C&K Components has developed an ultra-miniature, surface mount, side-actuated DIP switch. Designated the TDP Series, the half pitch switch features a dual bifurcated wiping action that ensures reliable contact. When mounted horizontally, the side-actuation mechanism provides visual confirmation of the on/off status.
Small Switch has excellent tactile and acoustic properties
With a basic size of only 5.1 x 6.4 mm, the MICON 5 is the smallest of all RAFI keyswitches and sets the benchmark in miniaturization while safeguarding switching reliability and excellent tactile and acoustic properties. The new series has been designed for use under overlays in membrane keyboards or under individual keycaps, this gives great freedom to designers and offers your customers the switching reliability that lasts for a product's life.
Pushbuttons are a quality viable alternative to high profile brands
For use in 22mm and 30mm pushbutton applications, recently upgraded and fully revised versions of Switchtec's SCL 10D pushbuttons are a cost effective, high quality alternative to other high profile brands, providing specifiers and buyers with an alternative or secondary source for improved pricing structures and/or a secure, constant supply of switches.
Long life, precision, heavy-duty snap switches from Cherry
Cherry Electrical Products UK has announced that its general purpose GP and E ranges of precision, long life snap action switches cost up to 20 per cent less than other devices commonly available, yet retain all the performance of their more expensive competitors' products. GP heavy duty switches can handle up to 15A and have a mechanical life of one million actuations; E Series devices are available in single and double-pole configurations with five current ratings from 0.1 to 30.1A.
Rotary Coded Switches Suit Wide Range of Applications
A new series of rotary coded switches designed for a variety of control and automation system applications is announced by knitter-switch. The 60000 Series is available in a variety of formats and codings and can be supplied with or without a shaft.
Rugged rocker switches offer cost effective range of switch options
Specialist electronics distributor Live Electronics has boosted its product offering with the addition of a new range of rocker switches from leading manufacturer, OTTO. The new K range encompasses K1, K2, K3 and K5 series devices, offering a durable, cost effective range of switch options, ideal for outdoor operations, especially in wet or dusty conditions. The rugged high performance sealed switches are designed to meet the international submersion specification IP68.
Axicom IM series relays from Tyco Electronics are amongst the smallest 4th generation telecom relays on the market
Having recently extended its range of polarized two pole telecom/signal relays, Tyco Electronics now offers one of the broadest and smallest ranges of 4th generation telecom relays in one package. Benefiting from a low profile (5.65 mm) and slim case design (10x6 mm), the Axicom IM series relay range now features a highly sensitive version (100mW coil), an ultra highly sensitive version (50mW coil), a highly dielectric version (1.5kV rms / 2.5kV pulse) and a high current version (5A). A shielded version is available upon request. All new IM series relays plus the standard version fit on the same pad layout.
Waterproof Key Lock Switch Is Mains Rated
Lorlin Electronics has announced the WRLM miniature key operated lock switch which is waterproof to IP67 and the switch module is safety approved to EN61058 by DEMKO and is flame retardant to UL94 V0. The WRLM is a two-part construction for ease of assembly, the lock is inserted into the panel from the front and the mains switch module snaps on from the rear.
Customised Versions of Thermal Switch Configuations
Inertial Aerosystems has announced the availability of customised configurations of an established range of Thermal switches. These are primarily the 100 non hermetic, the 200 and 500 Mil series and the space qualified 700 series hermetically sealed thermostats, all manufactured by Honeywell in Redmond USA. A range of special train locomotive switches are also available.
Surface Mount Tact Switch Series Combines Small Size With Extra Long Travel
knitter-switch has announced a new tact switch series that will find wide application in industry, in medical systems, consumer electronics and the automotive sector. Switches in the TSS 650 series are small, surface mount tact switches that provide an extra long travel of 1.3mm, compared to the industry "norm" of just 0.25mm. Because the switch incorporates a silicone dome, there is no audible click during operation but there is nevertheless excellent tactile feedback for the user. This can be very useful in broadcast and medical environments.
Key Lock Switch Saves Panel Space
Lorlin Electronics has announced the addition of a new model to its range of key lock switches. The SKL miniature key operated lock switch has a barrel diameter of just 12mm making it ideal for small control panel applications such as vending machines and office equipment. Manufactured at Lorlin's own factory in the UK, the SKL key lock switch offers a single pole – single throw action and has contacts rated at 24V AD or DC at 0.5A.
Illuminated keyboard switches with ‘no click’ operation
Live Electronics, the specialist electromechanical distributor, is releasing the PS011 series of illuminated keyboard switches which are optionally available with tactile feedback or silent 'no click' operation. The high-brightness PS011 range also features: three button cap size options; single or bi-coloured LED illumination; and long (4.5mm) travel. 12, 15 or 17.4mm² caps can be customized using legends, whilst the on-board PCB real estate requirement is a compact 15 x 15mm. The operating temperature range is -20 to +70degC, and the life is 1 million operations minimum.
Millimeter wave switches for Hi-Rel applications
Just announced by specialist distributor, Admiral Microwaves, is a range of millimeter wave switches manufactured by the world class manufacturer, Herley. The Series 90 switches are designed for defence and aerospace applications, and also suit a growing range of devices in the medical and scientific equipment sectors.
Dailywell 6M Series Miniature Slide Switch available via Live Electronics
Live Electronics releases the 6M series of new lightweight and compact slide switches from Dailywell. RoHS compliant and suitable for lead-free soldering, the 6M series offers side or top slide action, four pin configurations, single or double pole switching with or without centre-off, and silver or gold plated pin options.
Top actuated tactile switch has integrated actuator
C+K Components' new KMT series tact switches are claimed to be industry's smallest and lowest profile top actuated devices with an integrated actuator (push plate). KMT series switches also feature a 50% longer operational life over comparable products.
Sound Tunable Tactile Switches from C&K Components
C&K Components has developed a series of sound tunable tactile switches. Designated the KSC ST Series, the design of the switch enables the sound intensity to be 100% controlled, with the ability to match the sound level of applications with two sound intensity grades.
Design and Production Service Makes it Easy to Switch to Membrane Keypads
A new design and production service from Europe's leading switch manufacturer, knitter-switch, makes it easy for users to adopt membrane technology for their switching and control applications. The key benefits of membrane technology include reliability, long contact life, easy mounting, custom graphics, custom connection and illumination, and the flexibility to choose materials that offer resistance to environmental conditions such as dust, moisture and chemicals.
Safe Emergency Stop Switches from IDEC available
Live Electronics has released two IDEC Emergency Stop Switches incorporating revolutionary safe-break action: XA (16mm diameter mounting) and XW (22mm diameter mounting) ranges, meeting international safety standards ISO13850 and EN60947-5-5. LED illuminated versions with replaceable 24V AC/DC LEDs are offered for XA in 29mm and 40mm mushroom head styles, and XW has 40mm and 60mm mushroom head options. Push-turn and push-pull reset actions are built-in on both ranges complying with US and European standards to reduce operator errors.
Relay & Control Gear Products described in new booklet
Hawco continues to make product selection easier with the introduction of its new Quick Pick booklet for Relay & Control Gear products. Included are details of industrial and general purpose relays, PCB miniature power relays, safety and low signal relays, PCB and plug-in automotive relays and sockets from ISO-14001, QS-9000 and TS-16949 certified producer, Song Chuan - the world's fourth largest relay manufacturer.
Top actuated tactile switch has really low profile
C+K Components' KMT series tact switches are claimed to be industry's smallest and lowest profile top actuated devices with an integrated actuator (push plate). KMT series switches are also said to feature a 50% longer operational life over comparable products.
Switch disconnectors are smaller and higher rated for space saving applications
Available from specialist distributor Switchtec, redesigned and upgraded switch disconnectors from Telergon offer higher current ratings in smaller housings. The move enables users to save space and/or use more conservatively rated switches in the same space as used previously.