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Publication Date: 08/1/2008
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EAO's Touch-Sensitive Switch Mounts on Glass
Touch switch mounted on glass.
Milford CT — EAO has introduced an unusual touch-sensitive switch, designed to suit new-generation public transport vehicles, particularly buses, trains and trams fitted with large areas of glass. Many of today's bus designs require door opening switches that can be mounted to glass. The Series 58 touch-sensitive switch mounts directly by adhesive without the need to drill holes.

It is fitted with an electronic switching element and contains no moving parts, so it is extremely durable and offers a long service life. Two LEDs (red and green) enable the switch to change from red to green when touched. It will even operate through double-glazing of up to 16mm thick.

The touch-surface is made of anodized aluminum, surrounded by a durable, thermoplastic housing, which is available in a range of bright colors including red, green, yellow and blue.

It is offered in two versions: single- and double-sided. The company can engrave a wide range of standard or customized legends on the touch surface to suit the application.

Key features include IP67 protection (Outer housing); operation within a temperature range of -40 to +80°C; bright LED illumination resists shock and vibration; meets CE and e1 standards and its large touch surface is suitable for permanent legend marking and Braille text.

Contact: EAO Switch Corporation, 98 Washington St., Milford CT 06460 203-877-4577 fax: 203-877-3694 E-mail: Web:

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