APEM Components Inc. is showcasing its innovative Q-Series of LED indicators, at National Manufacturing Week. The Q-Series is intended for industrial panels, panel indicators, and automation equipment and instrumentation applications in a variety of industries. They come with optional bicolor, tricolor and flashing LED’s, solder lug/quick-connect terminals, wire terminations and 200-mm elongated wires. Package sizes are offered in 6-, 8- and 14-mm sizes. Bezel styles include prominent, recessed and flush, and bezel finishes include bright chrome, black chrome and satin grey. Integral resistors allow for direct connection to 12V dc, 12V ac/dc, 24V dc, 24V ac/dc, 110V ac and 220V ac. Additional specifications include viewing angle ranging from 70 to 100 degrees (depending on model), a life expectancy of 100,000 hours, and operating temperatures of -40 to +85C. APEM Components
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