Security solution presented by anti-vandal switches

5th January 2017
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Security solution presented by anti-vandal switches

Anti-Vandal switches from TE Connectivity that offer a flexible, vandal-proof solution are now available at distributor RS Components. The switches are designed for security and reliability in a wide variety of panel-mount applications including kiosks, ticket dispensers and ATM and vending machines, as well as industrial equipment, elevators and escalators, instrumentation, and communication and control equipment.

TE’s ALCOSWITCH Anti-Vandal switches offer a vandal-proof solution using a jam nut accessible from the rear of the panel and are available in multiple panel sizes including 16, 19 and 22mm.

Available in single- and double-pole configurations, the switches are sealed to an IP67 rating.

The switches provide an easy user interface with a large pushbutton and offer an optional LED indicator to illuminate the switch with multiple colour options including white, red, yellow, green and blue.

The LEDs help enable additional visual flexibility with various pushbutton symbol types including fixed ring, moving ring, spot and power logo.

A number of body styles are available including single-pole momentary, single-pole on/off, double-pole momentary and double-pole on/off.

With an operating temperature range from minus 20 up to 55 degrees Celsius, the switches use a stainless-steel actuator with silver or gold plated copper contacts with terminals sealed in silicon.

The switches are compliant to various standards, including EU RoHS and REACH regulations, and meet the UL (E46765) requirements for both the 19 and 22mm series switches.

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