Newton, Mass. — C&K Components has extended the operating life of its SW series of heavy-duty rocker switches to beyond 6,000 cycles. These rocker switches are rated up to 16A and are available in single pole single throw (SPST), single pole double throw (SPDT) and double pole single throw (DPST) versions.
The SW Series switches feature a contact resistance of 100 mohms, insulation resistance of 100 Mohms, and dielectric strength of 1,500 Vac. Contact rating is 6.5 A at 125 Vac. The RoHS-compliant switches meet UL 94V-2 standards and provide an operating temperature range of 0°C to 85°C.
"Our expanded offering of reliable rocker switches meets the requirements for rugged applications that experience harsh conditions throughout their operational life," said Calvin Ma, NKK's product manager, in a statement. "The robust SW Series rocker switches are available in multiple designs and configurations to provide more design flexibility for engineers."
- Contact rating: 6.5 Amps @ 125 VAC
- Electrical life: 6,000 cycles at full load.
- Initial contact resistance: 100m ohms min.
- Insulation resistance: 100M ohms min.
- Dielectric strength: 1,500 VAC (50-60 Hz)
- Operating force: ON_OFF: 250 ± 100 gf
OFF_ON: 700 ± 250 gf
The SW switches are designed to meet rugged applications, including household appliances, industrial equipment, audio & visual (A/V) equipment, telecommunication, and office equipment.