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Publication Date: 10/1/2011
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Wilbrecht LEDCO Adds Submin Switches
New submin switches.
St. Paul, MN — Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., a subsidiary of Microprecision Electronics SA, extended its IP67-rated MP500 subminiature switch line by adding the new MP550 model. The new switch is rated at IP40 for applications that do not require a high degree of protection. In addition to extending the line, the MP500 switch family is now certified under UL and ENEC for up to 5A/250VAC. This new certification is encompassed under the new harmonized standard UL 61058-1 for appliance switches, which replaces the UL 1054.

For low-current switching applications in humid environments, gold contacts are available to protect against contact oxidation. The switch is available in a cable version, but can also be supplied with PCB or solder pins. In its standard configuration, the switch uses a PVC cable, but other cable or wires can be used as custom solutions.

In addition, the switch's mechanical characteristics have been optimized for precise and fast switching with a low differential travel of less than 0.05mm. The switch supports a wide temperature range of -40 to +105°C.

Also available in the standard version are straight levers, as well as simulated roller and roller levers. Other custom levers can be designed and manufactured upon request — even in small quantities.

Contact: Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., 1400 Energy Park Dr., Suite 18, St. Paul, MN 55108-5248 888-323-8751 or 651-659-0919 fax: 651-659-0919 E-mail: Web:

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