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Snap-action switches protect against dust and water

4th March 2021
Mick Elliott

The new CIT Relay & Switch miniature VM3S Series IP67 process sealed snap-action switches are in stock at distributor New Yorker Electronics.

Available in either SPST normally open or normally closed or in SPDT, the VM3S Series offers protection against dust and the effects of temporary water immersion.

Miniature in size, the Process Sealed VM3S Series snap-action switch is UL/cUL certified. Actuator styles include pin plunger, standard roller lever, simulated roller lever, short hinge lever, short roller lever and standard hinge lever.

The switches offer terminal options of .187-inch quick connect or 300mm UL 1015 20AWG wire and pole options include SPST normally open, SPST normally closed or SPDT.

The panel mount, through-hole devices is micro sealed with a polybutylene terephthalate body and pin plunger.

With its silver alloy or gold plated over silver rivet material and silver plated copper alloy terminals, it is designed for 100,000 cycles of electrical life and 1,000,000 cycles of mechanical life.

With a wide array of electrical rating options, the VM3S can be customised to fit particular requirements.

Applications include security, automation, industrial controls and gaming.

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