Switches Plus Components have announced Lorlin Electronics new sealed and fire retardant rotary switch. The CKS series is a single wafer switch enclosed in a moulded body, with standard 30 degree indexing. It has four poles with the single pole having 12 positions as well as an adjustable stop.
Lorlin Electronics have extended their range of rotary switches with the new IP65 sealed version of the CK series of switches. These switches are manufactured from UL VO compliant fire retardant material and offer a design solution for switching in harsh and outdoor environments.
The new Lorlin CKS rotary switch offers a cost effective single wafer switch for a range of applications. The moulded body has a 27.5mm diameter with standard 30º spindle indexing and may be specified with either solder or printed circuit board terminals. Up to four poles are available per switch with a maximum of 12 positions and shorting (make before break - 30º indexing only) or non-shorting (break before make) contact options. An adjustable stop is provided to restrict the number of positions in use. Other special order options available include 60º or 90º indexing, continuous spindle rotation and reinforcement ring and a fixed stop.
The switch body material is UL V0 rated with gold flashed or gold plated switching contacts. Spindles may be specified with special flats, slots or knurls. No bush and rear drive versions are also available along with sealed PCB termination. The CKS rotary switch is rated at 150mA @ 250V ac/dc with an expected life of >10,000 cycles. Operating temperature is -30ºC to +85 ºC and its proof voltage is 1,500Vac (Initial).
The CKS fire retardant rotary switch is suitable for portable equipment used outside such as marine, test and measurement and remote controls for vehicles. It is used where there is a requirement for IMP sealing and where the end user requires the plastics used in the switch to be fire retardant. Its applications include night searcher torches and auto-helm boat automatic course steering.