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Publication Date: 02/1/2008
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NKK Intros Power-Rated Lighted PBs
Pushbutton switches.
Scottsdale, AZ — NKK Switches has expanded its offerings of illuminated products with the addition of the LB, YB, UB and UB2 families of power-rated illuminated devices. Suitable for industrial applications, these highly reliable switches are designed to address even the most demanding of design considerations. The new switches are comprised of several comprehensive families of pushbutton switches.

Ranging from 3A at 125/250VAC or 3A at 30VDC to 5A at 125/250VAC or 5A at 30VDC, these switches are offered in various shapes including round, square and rectangular, with multiple cap styles, illumination types and colors. Bi-color versions can also be specified. Additional options include ordering with built-in resistors to reduce and simplify assembly time. Low profile and compact body styles with solder lug/QC or PC terminals are standard. Special characteristics include compact body designs to minimize behind panel depth and molded in epoxy sealed terminals to prevent the entry of flux, dust and other contaminants. They are UL Recognized and CSA certified with flammability ratings of UL 94V-0. YB and LB series are also offered sealed to IP65 of IEC60529 standard (similar to NEMA 4 & 13).

All of the pushbuttons are available in SPDT or DPDT and momentary or maintained circuits, which come standard with a latch-down feature that indicates status. Stainless steel clips provide secure mounting for snap-in models in the LB, YB, UB and UB2 series. Bushing mounts can be specified for LB and YB series and accessory options include protective guards and dust covers.

Each of these switches has a specially-constructed cap that accommodates cap legends. Engineers can utilize the company's online tool created specifically to aid in panel design. The Legend Maker is available at the company's website. After completing a simple step-by-step process, engineers can create and purchase customized switches with legends.

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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