Tag Archives: Switches

ISO 7000 compliant Fully Illuminated Push Button Switches

The Vista-based company APEM, Inc., from California, has developed a new series of fully illuminated push button switches that meet the ISO 7000 standards in all respects. These are the FP30 series pushbuttons. These are being offered to users in both threaded bush mounting form and snap-in type. Even though the size is rather large, they are very light. For snap in types, the panel thickness ranges from 1.5mm to 2.5mm and the threaded type support 1mm to 9mm panels. The unique feature of the FP30 Read more [...]

Rotary Switches: Construction and Use

A rotary switch is a kind of switch that has a rotating shaft attached to a terminal. That terminal is able to make or break a connection to one (or more) other terminals. Rotary switches may feature different switch positions that can be set by rotating the switch spindle in one or another direction. Some common examples where a rotary switch might be used is in a multi-speed fan or as a band selector on multi-band radios. Until the early 1970's, rotary switches were used as channel selectors on Read more [...]

Tact Switch – SKPFABA010

We've been selling a lot of this one particular switch - it's called a long travel tact switch; manufactured by ALPS. Here are some of the features of this switch: -- Dimensions: 8mm x 8mm -- Suitable for automotive applications due to its high operational force -- Malfunctions are prevented due to it having a longer travel than most conventional tact switches -- Easily mounted on a PC board with snap in leads -- Some of the output terminals can be used as jumper leads which makes the circuit Read more [...]