ELECTRONICS:E-Switch’s new LP2 series illuminated pushbutton switch features multiple LED colors, custom marking options on the caps and different cap sizes. The LED colors feature red, blue, green, yellow, white or none. Choose from six different button colors as well: black, red, white, gray, transparent red, and transparent blue. A stock graphic or a custom graphic can also be chosen for the button.
Operating Life: 300,000 cycles
Contact Rating: 20V dc @ 1 mA; 5V dc @ 5 mA
Contact Resistance (Initial Max): 200 milliohms max @ 5V dc, 1 mA
Contact Arrangement: SPST, normally open
Insulation Resistance: 100 Megaohms max @ 100V dc
Dielectric Strength (1 min): 250V ac
Force: 125 ± 35 gm
Travel: 1.3 mm ± 0.3 mm
Operating/Storage Temperature: -20 to 70C
Markets and applications for the LP2 series illuminated pushbutton switch include audio/visual, consumer electronics, telecommunications, medical, testing/instrumentation, computer/servers and more.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.