Archive for May, 2011

RBW2 Series Fully Illuminated IP66 Rated Rocker Switch

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Finally a fully illuminated power-rated rocker switch that is sealed to IP66 ratings WITHOUT THE BOOT! No rubber boot / PVC cap is needed for the RBW2 series rocker switch. It uses a patented sealing technology (Patent No. US 7,872,205 B2) to provide protection from dust and moisture all while offering full illumination!
Approved under new UL 61058-1 rating.
UL approved up to 1/3 HP

The markets for the new fully illuminated RBW2 series sealed rocker switch include commercial appliances, electrical housewares, floor care appliances, industrial controls, medical equipment and white goods.
Electrical Rating:
16(16)A 125VAC 5E4 T85 [cURus]
1/3HP 125VAC IP66 [cURus]
10(10)A 250VAC 5E4 T85 [VDE]
Electrical Life: 50,000 Cycles
Mechanical Life: 50,000 Cycles
Contact Resistance: <30mΩ Max.
Insulation Resistance: 500MΩ Min. at 500VDC
Dielectric Resistance: 1000VAC for 1 Minute
Operating Temperature: -20°C to +85°C Min.
Ingress Protection: IP66
Panel Cutout: 22mm x 30mm
Functions: DPST, Off-On; DPDT On-On

SEELOC® self-sealing washers become popular in alternative energy industry

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


Mounted on a NEMA enclosure, independent of the tower,  or within the turbine nacelle, SEELOC — self-sealing washers are finding new applications  for sealing doors and knockouts. For use wherever environmental internal seepage  is problematic — when a common washer is unable to block contaminants,  such as moisture, dust, sunlight, and ozone.  SEELOC is a natural for green applications.

SEELOC® self-sealing washers are vibration-resistant, each having a silicone rubber section, molded and bonded to a stainless steel formed washer. These self-sealing washers are  for use with regular screws, bolts or studs for sealing panels and enclosures having large or irregular clearance holes or slots, and can also be used to seal openings of protruded mounting holes.  Self-sealing washers and fasteners are designed to seal out air, water, lubricants and other liquid or gaseous contaminants. Upon tightening, a seal is formed within the shank and threaded surface of the fastener as well as around the periphery of the washer face.

Features and Benefits:

  • UL & CSA Recognized for NEMA 4x Type 6 Rating
  • UL Tested
  • IP 66/68 Rated
  • Positive sealing under vacuum or pressure
  • Install like a conventional washer
  • Reusable & compatible with all surface finishes
  • Metal-to-metal contact assures fastening and sealing integrity
  • Optional seal materials – silicone rubber, BUNA-N, *Viton®, others
  • Optional black oxide finish with black silicone rubber
  • Uniform, high-strength design – exceeds 100psi internal & external
  • Temperature range of -160°F to +500°F (-106°C to +260°C)
  • Metric sizes available
  • Made in USA

Rugged, Vandal Resistant Keypads from EAO

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

EAO Switch Corporation of Milford, CT USA, a premier global supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components, announces M Series keypads to provide security and access control in public and harsh environments, including heavy-duty and specialty vehicle applications, public kiosks, and vending machines. The M Series modular design and rugged construction make it an ideal solution for fast configuration and customization in any outdoor application. 

The M Series offers secure, easy mounting and is shock proof and damage resistant to the IK09 standard, making it vandal-resistant for installation in public applications such as ATMs, ticketing machines, and access control systems. An anti-fraud detection circuit provides additional security.

The M Series is dust- and water-resistant to IP 67 for use in rugged applications, such as controls for heavy duty vehicles in construction, agriculture, and mining. Laser engraved legends provide clear instructions and high durability.

Configurability and customization make it easy for users to define the exact keypad configuration they require, and select the shape, dimension, color, and material for keys. User-specified layouts can include special key arrangements, with blanks, spaces, and rows to fit the application.  Tactile feedback can also be customized and include the length of key travel. The M Series offers a range of illumination and color options to ensure that the keypads provide the functional and ergonomic characteristics necessary for the application.

All products comply with international standards, including UL, CE, RoHS, CB – EN/IEC 60947-5-1, NFF 16-102, CSA, CCC, GOST, and German Lloyd.  UL approval is for copper wire, size 26-16.