Monday 4 April 2011

Customisable switch

The latest high quality customisable switch to be introduced by Foremost Electronics is the Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH model 1683 pushbutton switch suitable for use in appliances requiring protection class II.

Suitable for use in harsh industrial environments, including high dust and water areas, the 1683 pushbutton switch is protected to IP65 and IP67 levels and can control devices of up to 4,000W with its powerful switching system for currents up to 16A. The highly reliable double lifting contact system has a proven high life endurance of over 1,000,000 operations and has a number of different connection options including quick connect, solder and PCB terminals.

This attractive and ergonomically designed switch can accommodate single and double pole contact options in the same compact package, with on/off and momentary actions. The switch cap is available in a range of colours, may be printed with customer specific legends and illuminated with either LED, glow lamp or conventional a filament bulb.

Alan Cook, managing Director of Foremost Electronics comments;” "The Marquardt 1683 pushbutton is another high quality, high reliability switch from one of our key suppliers. It has many possible applications from one-off control panel designs through to volume produced industrial and outdoor equipments. The flexibility of the switch, offering different contact, illumination cap and printed legend options, really meets the needs of our customers."

The 1683 pushbutton has electrical ratings for Europe of 16 A (4) 250 V AC – 10,000 cycles, 12 A (8) 250 V AC – 10,000 cycles, 10 A (8) 250 V AC – 50,000 cycles and is approved to IEC/UL 61058 ENEC. It has an ambient operating temperature range of -20 to +80 °C and is flammability rated to UL 94 V-2.

Applications for the Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH 1683 pushbutton switch foot include; outdoor equipment, agricultural vehicles, construction vehicles, household appliances, medical equipment, laboratory equipment and industrial control.

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