These replacement switches are made for the power industry, and promise to be a perfect match to panel-mount instrument or control switches.
Type W switches have silver-plated and self-swiping maintained, momentary, slip or lateral contacts. It can be built with up to 10 decks, 10 poles, and 12 positions, and has a continuous rating of 20 amps at 600 V, with various interrupt ratings (5-50A at 120-600 Vac or 8A at 125 Vdc). The Type W-2 switch has a rotary roller design with up to six self-aligning rollers. The silver-plated contacts are enclosed in a glass polyester frame. It can be built with up to eight decks, 48 poles, and 12 positions, and has a continuous rating of 20 amps at 600V. It is available with various interrupt ratings (8-30 A at 120-600 Vac or 1-5 A at 125-250 Vdc). Both models have nonshorting (break-before-make) and shorting (make-before-break) contacting available. Prices start at $90 each. Electroswitchhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-591
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