NKK Switches, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of electromechanical switches, announced today its AS series of subminiature slide switches that are one-third the size of conventional miniature switches. Saving space on PC boards and allowing for flexibility in specifications, these subminiature slide switches were specifically designed for logic level applications.
The AS series of slide switches features NKK’s award-winning Sliding Twin Crossbar (STC) contact mechanism. The STC contact design offers benefits unavailable in typical mechanisms, including smoother positive detent actuation, increased contact stability and unparalleled logic level reliability.
These slide-actuated devices are constructed with an antistatic superstructure of carbon-blended polyacetal that prevents static discharge to the contacts when used with the support bracket options. The AS slide switches can be configured with various actuator lengths and in single or double pole circuits.
NKK’s AS series of slide switches are rated at 0.4VA @ 28V AC/DC maximum. Engineers can specify from several different mounting options including straight PC in bracketed and unbracketed versions, vertical and right angle mounts. All terminals are molded in, epoxy sealed and ultrasonically welded to lock out flux and other contaminants. Terminal spacing is .100” x .100” and conforms to standard PC board grid spacing. Wave soldering is recommended for these devices. The AS slide switches are not process sealed.
Matching indicators with LEDs in red, green and amber can also be ordered.
A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry’s most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty and surface mount switches. The company manufactures more than four million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary and DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches. NKK Switches maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
NKK Switches is keenly aware of the myriad of issues that are covered under the RoHS directive. With more than 50 years of experience in the switch industry and as an environmentally-conscious company, NKK is committed to not only providing high quality products and services, but also providing environmentally safe products for its valued customers. NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability and a commitment to excellence.
For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone 480-991-0942. Fax 480-998-1435. Or visit the NKK Switches Web site at www.nkkswitches.com.
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