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Publication Date: 03/1/2009
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EAO's Colorful Switches Get New Options
Colorful switches in 3 different sizes.
Milford CT — EAO is now manufacturing a range of high-quality Series 95 color-changing pushbuttons in three different sizes. The medium-sized 15.88mm2 pushbutton complements the other sizes, 12.7mm2 and 19.05mm2, offering designers even more choices for creating control panels that are functional and intuitive to use. The company recommends these switches for audio, video, mixing-desk and lighting-console applications.

Series 95 offers the opportunity to add up to three LEDs on the 15.88mm and 19.05mm or up to two on the 12.7mm versions. Independent LEDs offer the ability to show different stages of illumination and operating status of equipment provided by PC board circuitry. The full-face illumination provides excellent visibility, even when viewed from the side, allowing users to view the status of each function at a glance.

For marking purposes, the diffuser can be either printed or engraved, or a film insert can be fitted between the diffuser and the lens. Choices of concave and flat lenses are offered as standard.

The switches use one N/O self-cleaning gold-plated switch element rated at a minimum 1m VDC/100 at µA and maximum 48VDC at 50 mA. Overall height is 24mm maximum. They are suitable for mounting on PC boards between 1.5 to 2.5mm thick and can be snap-mounted to the PC board for easy flow-soldering thus requiring no positioning tool.

Contact: EAO Switch Corp., 98 Washington St., Milford CT 06460 203-877-4577 fax: 203-877-3694 E-mail Web:

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