APEM’s MT series

APEM Components, Inc. (Haver - hill, MA) offers an environmentally sealed toggle switch that functions as a rotary or rocker switch. The MT series switch is activated using a slight rocking motion by an operator’s finger or thumb. It is recommended for applications requiring a sealed, ergonomic electrical interface such as radio remote controls, metal detectors, and other portable, hand-held devices. The MT series is designed for applications in various industries, including marine, off-road, transportation, military, medical equipment, and security.

APEM’s MT series is available in two or three positions in momentary and maintained functions. It is offered in a single pole configuration, with an 11/16 threaded bushing and multiple electrical functions. The switch is sold standard with a bright chrome finish and a matt black finish is available. It comes with a black actuator as standard, but other colors are available. APEM’s MT series switches are rated for 3 amps at 250VAC or 6 amps at 125VAC with an expected electrical life of 50,000 cycles, and at 0.4 VA at 20 VDC with an expected life of 100,000 cycles. The MT is manufactured with silver, gold plated silver or gold plated brass contacts and are available with straight p.c. or solder lug terminals.

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This article first appeared in the January, 2009 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine.

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