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Switches & Pilot Devices



From miniature pilot lights and switches that mount into 8mm panel cut outs through full size industrial switches that mount into 30mm cutouts, we have a switch or indicator for almost any application. Terminations include solder / quick connect terminals, screw terminals, or PC board pins for direct board mounting. Miniature models use snap action gold plated contacts for superior low level switching, whereas larger models use slow-make, double break contacts for switching heavier loads, up to 10A. Many models offer the flexibility of modular construction, which allows you to change contacts, lamp voltages or button colors easily.

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Enclosures
Flush Mounted Switches

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8 MM

A8 Series


Overview

The A8 series of switches and pilot devices offer the extreme in space savings. With only an 8mm panel cutout, they are ideal for high density or very small control panels such as handheld devices. Low level snap acting contacts are ideal for PLC inputs, timer triggers, sensor triggers, or any other type of logic level switching. LED lamps are replaceable unlike most other switches and pilot lights of similar size. With a choice of round square or rectangular button heads, 5 colors, and either momentary or maintained (push-on/push-off) action there is sure to be a model to meet your needs.

Key Features

  • 8mm round mounting hole
  • Choice of round, square or rectangular bezels
  • Gold-clad silver snap action contacts for reliable low-level switching
  • LED illumination
  • IP40 degree of protection (dustproof)
  • UL recognized, CSA certified

Documents and Downloads
A8 Catalog
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AP Series


Overview

The AP series of pilot lights offer a simple, low cost solution to panel mounted indicating light needs. Available in four panel cutout diameters, with either dome or flat lenses, all units use an integral LED array with built in current limiting resistor. All models mount with a locking ring that fastens from behind the panel, rendering them tamperproof from outside the panel. Termination is via solder terminals of various sizes, depending on the panel cutout. Available in 5V DC, 12V AC/DC or 24V AC/DC; there are also optional snap-on transformers and a DC-DC converter to support higher voltages.

Key Features

  • 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, and 16mm round panel cutouts
  • Super bright LEDs
  • Built-in current-limiting resistor and reverse polarity protection diode
  • Dome or flat lenses
  • Seven illumination colors: red, green, amber, yellow, blue, warm white and cool white
  • AC adaptor (120V AC and 240V AC) and DC-DC converter (110V DC) options on 12mm and 16mm units
  • NEMA 4x degree of protection (watertight/oiltight)
  • UL Recognized, CSA Certified

Documents and Downloads
AP Catalog
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16 MM

A6 Series


Overview

The A6 series of pushbuttons and pilot devices offer a very competitive price and simple construction in a space saving package.


Features include snap action, double throw contacts, with gold plating for reliable low level switching. Ideal for such applications as PLC inputs, logic level switching, or anywhere space is at a premium.


Offered in three styles (round, square, or rectangular), all units are terminated via .110" quick connect / solder tabs. LED illumination includes a built-in current limiting resistor, and gasketed lenses provide an IP65 watertight / oiltight panel seal. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, and a push-lock/turn-reset switch.

Key Features

  • 16mm (5/8") round mounting hole
  • Super bright LED Illumination
  • Momentary, Maintained, Selector, Key, Pilot Light and Push-Lock/Turn-Reset Functions
  • Gold-clad silver snap acting contacts for reliable low level switching
  • IP40 (dustproof) or IP65 (oiltight) versions
  • Choice of round, square or rectangular bezel shapes
  • .110" solder/quick connect termination
  • UL Recognized, CSA Certified

Documents and Downloads
A6 Catalog
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L6 Series


Overview

The L6 series of pushbuttons and pilot devices comprise a "full line" solution to 16mm panel cutouts. Available with termination as .110" solder-tab / quick-connect or with PCB terminals. Locking lever removable contacts facilitate wiring harnesses or PCB applications to reduce wiring time.

Oversize button heads are now available for 16mm round, square, mushroom, selector and key switches. These larger buttons are ideal for gloved personnel and provide an alternative to 22mm pushbuttons if 10A contacts are not needed.

Snap action contacts are available in either SPDT or DPDT configuration, and illuminated units are available with either LED or incandescent lamps that use an industry standard T1-3/4 midget flange base lamp. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, a piezo buzzer, pushbutton selector, and several positive action IEC Compliant Emergency Stop switches.

Key Features

  • 16mm (5/8") round panel cutout
  • Super bright LED or incandescent illumination
  • IP65 degree of protection (water tight)
  • Positive action, IEC compliant E-Stop
  • Oversize button heads available for 16mm round, square, mushroom, selector and key switches
  • Quick release contacts facilitate PCB design or wiring harnesses
  • Low level, snap action, DPDT contacts rated up to 5A
  • .110" solder tab/quick connect or PCB terminals
  • UL Recognized, CSA Certified, TUV Tested, CE Marked

Documents and Downloads
L6 Catalog
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22 MM

LW Series


Overview

Combining the 22mm size of a typical industrial pushbutton with low-level double throw contacts usually found on miniature 16mm switches, the LW Series offers a unique solution to your control applications.

IDEC's exclusive, light touch mechanism is ergonomically designed to require minimal force and reduce repetitive strain injuries. A choice of three terminal types from PC board, to .110" solder-tab / quick-connect, to screw terminals, the LW series has an answer for almost any application. A locking lever removable contact assembly makes wiring harnesses and PCB designs a breeze.

All switches mount on 1.0" centers. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, and key switches. Contacts are available in SPDT, DPDT, or 3PDT with either pure silver or gold plated contacts.

Key Features

  • 22mm (7/8") round panel cutout
  • Super bright LED or incandescent illumination
  • Light spring action prevents operator fatigue
  • Pure silver or gold plated contacts
  • PCB pin, .110" solder-tab / quick-connect, or screw terminals
  • Quick release contacts facilitate PCB design or wiring harnesses
  • SPDT, SPDT, or 3PDT contacts
  • Tamperproof mounting and construction
  • UL Recognized, CSA Certified, TUV Approved, and CE Marked

Documents and Downloads
LW Catalog
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HW Series


Overview

Building on a long history of pushbutton dominance, IDEC offers its internationally rated 22mm pushbuttons and pilot devices, the HW series. These IEC style devices feature tamperproof mounting and construction, modular stackable contact blocks with IP20 fingersafe screw terminals, and pure silver contacts with a self cleaning action. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, key switches, mono-levers, pushbutton-selectors, and Emergency Stop switches.

Safety and ease of use were of paramount concern in the development of this line of switches, as evidenced by the simple mounting procedure, mechanically keyed safety lever lock (to prevent contact separation in heavy vibration applications), and wide variety of Emergency Stop models (all of which meet EN418).

Unique to the HW series is the HW Unibody E-Stop, which features one piece construction that prevents tampering or incorrect mounting from hindering the functionality of the switch. Another first is the spring loaded captive screw terminals, which make ring terminal wiring easier than ever before.

Key Features

  • 22mm (7/8") panel cutout
  • Locking lever removable contacts
  • Finger safe (IP20) screw terminals standard, other terminal styles available
  • Tamperproof mounting and construction
  • All E-Stops meet EN418 (IEC compliant, positive action)
  • UL listed, CSA certified, TUV approved, and CE marked
  • Easy to assemble
  • Available assembled or as sub-components
  • Super bright incandescent or LED illumination
  • Black plastic or silver metal bezels
  • Slow make, double break, self cleaning 10A contacts
  • IP65 and NEMA type 1, 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 5, 12, and 13
  • 600V/10A contacts with a wide operating range from 5mA at 3V AC/DC to 10A at 120V AC

Documents and Downloads
HW Catalog
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TW Series


Overview

A traditional NEMA style switch, the TW series features a chrome plated octagonal locking ring that fastens from the front of the panel. Modular construction with snap-on contacts allows for great flexibility in configuration.

Contacts are slow make, double break with a self-cleaning action that produces a wide switching range (from 5mA to 10A). Several screw terminal styles are available from the standard exposed full size M3.5 screw to a fingersafe (IP20) screw terminal (contacts are interchangeable with the HW series). Models include illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, and Emergency Stop switches.

Key Features

  • 22mm (7/8") round mounting hole
  • Super bright incandescent or LED illumination
  • Corrosion resistant octagonal chrome plated locking bezel
  • Snap on 10A contacts
  • Modular contruction for maximum flexibility
  • NEMA 4X and IP65 watertight/oiltight panel sealing
  • Available assembled or as sub-components
  • Large M3.5 screw terminals with captive sems plate
  • UL Listed, CSA Certified, TUV Approved, and CE Marked

Documents and Downloads
TW Catalog
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30 MM

CS Series


Overview

The CS series of cam switches offer the ultimate in selector switch flexibility. Available up to 12 positions, with up to 20 contacts they can meet almost any selection need. Choose from four different detent angles. Staggered screw terminals allow for easy wiring, and a large variety of handle styles are available (including key operated) to satisfy almost any demand either aesthetic or functional. Standard contact configurations are available, but customization is what cam switches are all about.

Key Features

  • 30mm (1 1/4") round panel cutout
  • Available up to 12 positions, with 20 contacts
  • Ideal for ammeter/voltmeter applications
  • Built to order, almost any contact configuration is possible
  • Many handle styles, including key operated
  • Contacts rated for 600V/10A
  • UL Listed, CSA Certified

Documents and Downloads
CS Catalog
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ARN Series


Overview

The ARN series of mono-lever switches are an ideal solution for such applications as table or tool X-Y positioning. These switches mount into a standard 30mm round panel cutout and offer up to four directions of control. Three styles of handle include the standard lever, a short lever that helps prevent person from bumping into it, and an interlocking lever that requires an operator to deliberately pull on a release mechanism before activating the switch. Lever action can be maintained or momentary (spring return) in any combination. Typical applications include tool positioning and security camera control (tilt and pan).

Key Features

  • 30mm (1 1/4") round panel cutout
  • Up to four positions
  • Maintained or spring return in any combination
  • 3 styles including an interlocking lever
  • Contacts rated for 10A / 600V
  • UL Listed, CSA Certified

Documents and Downloads
ARN Catalog
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TWTD Series


Overview

The rugged "full size" TWTD series pushbuttons offer both variety and durability in an attractive design. With NEMA style mounting, which features a chrome plated locking ring that screws onto a die cast zinc body, stripped threads are now a thing of the past. Contacts screw on and feature clear inspection windows for monitoring contact surface condition.

All units include over 1/4" of rubber gaskets and an unbreakable steel anti-rotation ring for use in notched panel cutouts.

Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, and Emergency Stop switches. Button sizes are available up to 2-9/16" (65mm) in diameter.

Key Features

  • 30mm (1 1/4") round panel cutout
  • Rugged design includes chrome plated steel locking ring and die-cast zinc threaded body
  • Super bright LED or incandescent illumination
  • Modular construction for maximum flexibility (up to 6 contacts per switch)
  • NEMA 4X and IP65 watertight/oiltight panel seal
  • Available assembled or as sub-components
  • UL Listed, CSA Certified, Demko Approved, and CE Marked

Documents and Downloads
TWTD Catalog
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Enclosures

FB Series


Overview

Enclosures for HW, TW & XW 22mm
Switches & Pilot Devices


IDEC now offers plastic enclosures for HW, TW and XW 22mm switches and pilot devices. These enclosures are available in three sizes and can be used to mount up to five 22mm switches. With an outer depth of only 59.5mm it’s easy to mount them in confined spaces, while a polycarbonate cover and base with stainless steel screws makes them corrosion resistant and durable for a longer life. All enclosures are beige in color; however one-hole enclosures are also available in yellow making them perfect for installing with HW, TW and XW Emergency Stop switches. The bright color enhances visibility making them easy to locate in case of an emergency. All FB enclosures are also IP65 and NEMA Type 4X rated.

Key Features

  • Three compact sizes (mm): 76 x 76, 140 x 76 and 200 x 76
  • Available in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 mounting hole configurations
  • Easy installation: panel, wall or frame mountable
  • Polycarbonate enclosure cover and base, stainless steel screws
  • IP65 and Nema Type 4X rated (when installed with IP65 or Nema Type 4X unit)
  • Class II electric shock protection (when installed with applicable unit)
  • Ideal for high temperatures (-25 to 60ºC) & corrosive environments
  • UL Listed and CE Marked
  • RoHS Compliant

Documents and Downloads
FB Sales Brochure
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Flush Mounted Switches

LW Silhouettee


Overview

LW Silhouette switches make a personal statement about style with sharp lines and stunning colors. Projecting only 2mm when mounted on a panel, these switches provide a sleek, updated look while maintaining the highest levels of reliability.

LW Silhouette switches are perfect for industries requiring a hygienic surface. Since they are flush mounted, the need for accessories or additional parts is eliminated. Plus a smooth design cuts down on surface area preventing dust and other particles from accumulating on the machine.

Key Features

  • Projects only 2mm from front of the panel
  • PCB, Solder Tab and Screw terminals available
  • Metal or Plastic Bezels
  • Gold (gold-clad silver) or Silver contacts
  • Degree of Protection: IP65
  • UL Recognized, CSA Certified and TUV Rheinland

Documents and Downloads
LW Sales Brochure
LW Catalog
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