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Publication Date: 10/1/2007
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NKK Releases Short-Stroke LED Switches
Illuminated pushbutton switch.
Scottsdale, AZ — NKK Switches has introduced the new KP02 series of audio/video pushbutton switches that actuate with a shorter stroke. The new switches are the newest additions to the company's KP series and expands the number of illuminated product offerings. According to the company, the new switches were developed because of the need for a shorter stroke in many audio/video applications.

KP02 series switches have a total travel of 0.138-in. (3.5mm). Pretravel is 0.091-in. (2.3mm) and overtravel is 0.47-in.(1.2mm). The KP02 compact design has a height of 0.906-in. (23.0mm) from the PC board to the top of the cap. (Same height as the KP01 and the IS series programmable SmartSwitch). Actuation force is 1.6N. KP02 switches are available in three common sizes of 17.4, 15 and 12mm, which allows design flexibility. The switches have specially designed snap-in standoffs for simple and secure PC board mounting and alignment. An unusual actuation guide gives positive indication of circuit transfer and a smooth and silent actuation. Design engineers are provided choices of tactile or non-tactile feel in a silent actuation or tactile/audible if desired.

The KP02 pushbutton comes standard with red/green built-in LEDs, which can be combined to produce amber. RGB LEDs are also available. The square caps have a clear lens with a white diffuser and are offered in flat, sculptured or home key styles. As a result of this design, illumination is evenly diffused throughout.

Rated at 100mA maximum at 12VDC, the KP02 has twin contacts with gold plating to assure high reliability and long life of 5 million operations minimum. Epoxy sealed terminals lock out flux, dust and other contaminants. Terminal spacing has standard PC board spacing of 0.100-in. (2.54mm).

For more information, contact: NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-991-0942 fax: 480-998-1435 Web:

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