NKK Switches Announces GB Series of Illuminated Pushbutton Switches
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 8, 2008) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer
and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices,
announces the availability of the GB Series of ultra-subminiature
pushbutton switches with fully illuminated plungers.
"The new GB Series is based on the notion that lighted switches greatly
enhance function as well as aesthetic appeal," said Frances Amoss, vice
president sales, NKK Switches. "Illuminated switches, like the GB Series,
also give the designer an improved method of conveying important
information about the operating status of a product or system over
The GB Series' fully illuminated clear polyamide plunger is designed to
produce a high visibility of status indication and is available with red,
green or amber LED illumination. The series' ultra-miniature size allows
for high density mounting and their lightweight makes them ideal for
Featuring a completely sealed body construction to prevent contact
contamination, the GB Series of switches also allow for time- and
money-saving automated soldering and cleaning. The insert-molded terminals
lock out flux, solvents and other contaminants, guaranteeing a long
mechanical and electrical life of 50,000 operations minimum. NKK has also
incorporated its award-winning STC contact mechanism into these switches,
which provides them with a smooth, positive detent mechanism, increased
contact stability and unparalleled logic-level reliability.
Terminal spacing on the GB Series is 2.54mm x 2.54mm -- conforming to
standard PC board grid spacing, and their round terminals facilitate
through-hole mounting. The new series is available in an SPDT momentary
circuit configuration with straight, right angle or vertical PC mounting
terminals. The current rating is 0.4VA maximum @ 28V AC/DC maximum.
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, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches. 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 and a commitment to
excellence. The company provides environmentally safe products for its
valued customers, including the myriad of issues that are covered under the
RoHS directive. 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 man-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.
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