SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) -  NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced the availability of the LP01 Series of short body, illuminated and non-illuminated, tamper-resistant pushbuttons. The series' minimal behind-panel depth makes it ideal for designs where space is at a premium.

The RoHS compliant LP01 Series features a short body behind panel depth of just 14.0mm. In addition, the cap diameter is 13.6mm, making the overall diameter including the housing just 20mm.

LP01 Series caps are smooth and slightly concave, designed to accommodate the fingertip comfortably. The unique design and construction also prevents cap removal, limiting the risk of tampering.

The switches come fully assembled and the illuminated versions feature the option of red, green or amber LED illumination and a translucent white cap. The LED is an integral part of the switch design.

The series features a crisp and clean indication of circuit status facilitated by the snap action contact mechanism. In addition, it is designed with an arc barrier between the movable contacts to protect against arc short-circuiting between circuits.

LP01 Series switches are available in both single pole and double pole momentary versions. The unique arc barrier allows two different voltages to be used in the double-pole configuration.

With a mechanical life of 500,000 operations minimum, these devices are ideal for applications where high usage is anticipated. Rated at 3A @ 125V / 250V AC or 3A @ 30 V DC, these versatile pushbuttons also have UL94V-0 flammability ratings. The series meets UL and CSA standards as well.

The LP01 is available in both snap in mount and bushing mount versions. Terminals are combination solder lug and 0.110 inch quick connect. They are epoxy sealed to lock out flux, dust, solvents and other contaminants.

Legends can also be easily created and submitted online at NKK can also provide other value added options, including wires and connectors.

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

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Bob Wanless
NKK Switches