SOURCE: NKK Switches

November 18, 2009 13:08 ET

NKK Switches Announces Miniature PCB Mount Toggle Switches

Series Aids Engineers in Finding the Perfect Fit PCB Mount Toggle Switch for Any Application

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced the M Series miniature PCB-mounted toggle switches. The M Series offers engineers thousands of combination possibilities, providing the perfect fit of PCB mount toggle switches for any application.

The M Series miniature PCB toggle switches feature several distinguishing characteristics such as a high torque bushing construction to prevent rotation or separation from the frame during installation; an anti-rotation design on all non-cylindrical levers; an interlocked actuator block to prevent switch failure due to biased lever movement; and stainless steel construction to resist corrosion.

The M Series also features high-insulating barriers to increase the isolation of circuits in multi-pole devices and provides added protection to contact points while the prominent external insulation barriers increase insulation resistance and dielectric strength. An anti-jamming actuator design protects against mechanism damage from downward force on the toggle.

Engineers may choose actuator length and also between locking lever, bat, cone, color tipped cone, flatted or snap paddle styles. In addition, they can choose optional accessories that include bat covers in various colors and styles and splash proof toggle boots.

M Series terminals can be specified in straight PC, straight PC bracketed with varying lengths, right angle and vertical angle bracketed. The terminals are epoxy sealed to prevent the entry of flux, solvents and other contaminants.

The M Series is also offered in multi-circuit configurations for one through four poles. In each instance, logic level and power capabilities are available to suit varying design application requirements.

Power rated models are rated at 6A@125V AC and 3A@250V AC, and 4A@30V DC for two position ON-ON and three position ON-OFF-ON configurations with all other circuits carrying a 3A @30V DC rating. Logic level versions are 0.4VA maximum@28V AC/DC.

The M Series is UL Recognized, C-UL Recognized and CSA Certified. All models feature UL 94V-0 flammability ratings. Water tight and dust tight versions are available and qualify to IP 67 of IEC60529 Standards. The Series also meets RoHS directives for environmental safety.

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, surface mount and programmable switches. NKK manufactures more than 3.5 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches, each of which can be used as the foundation of a customized design. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability, customization and a commitment to excellence. The company provides a full suite of customization solutions that include: design, programming, printing and support. Downloadable 3D CAD models of the company's switches are available, allowing design engineers to quickly integrate complex models into their designs at no charge. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the human-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches. For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone: (480) 991-0942. Fax: (480) 998-1435. Visit the NKK Web site at www.nkkswitches.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Chris Walker
    Connect Public Relations
    480-366-6015

    Bob Wanless
    NKK Switches
    480-991-0942