A new miniature trigger switch for heavy duty control applications including industrial and domestic power tools has been introduced by Omron Electronic Components Europe. Its innovative design delivers dust, shock and vibration resistance within a very small overall size.
Suitable for all types of brushless DC applications including industrial equipment as well as cordless DC power and gardening tools, the new Omron C3AW is a highly durable and compact solution.
Rated at 10mA, 42VDC, the C3AW achieves dust resistance to IEC IP6x through with a sealed rubber cover over the moving parts and an ultrasonic welded connection between the cover cases. It can withstand shocks of up to 3,000m/s2 and vibration of up to 200m/s2 experiencing no more than 100µs of chattering at the maximum rated shock level.
Andries de Bruin, Senior European Product Marketing Manager at Omron said: “Omron is leading the way with a control switch that meets the needs of the new generation of brushless DC power tools enabling small overall size, protection against demanding environments and a high power output while withstanding vibration. The C3AW is one of the smallest solutions on the market offering this level of environmental protection.”
He continued: “Omron manufactures this new switch using a fully automatic assembly process, guaranteeing the highest quality of production.”
With an overall size of just 25mm wide by 13.5mm deep by 28.5mm high, the C3AW is rated for at least 300,000 operations. It can be used at temperatures between -20 and +65ºC.