New rocker switches from Tyco Electronics

23 DECEMBER 2008

A new switch solution for applications in a humid, wet and dusty environment has recently been introduced by Tyco Electronics. New PRC series power rocker switches provide an optimum protection against dust and liquids and are quick to install.
PRC series switches are sealed to IP66 and feature easy to install snap-in mounting to a 21.2×36.6mm panel cut-out. Available in SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT contact configurations, the new switch devices provide screw, solder or quick connect terminals as well as various rocker markings (as standard).
Fully RoHS compliant, PRC series switches are rated 20A at 125VAC and 10A at 250VAC. Mechanical life is 100.000 operations minimum. Actuation force is 400 up to 2900g and the operating temperature range is -20 up to +80 degrees Celsius.
The devices are ideal for applications such as industrial machinery, lighting (e.g. kitchen light for working place), HVAC equipment, outside power supplies, gardening tools, dry and wet vacuum cleaner, high pressure cleaner and boat industry.

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