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.
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