Components satisfying multiple worldwide standards allow OEM customers to provide products for any location. Cherry Electrical Products has introduced five such families of ac line-interrupt switches for home appliance, office equipment, and vending machine applications. The Series F80, F85, FA, F90, and DD switches have a 3-mm air gap and are current rated from 0.1 to 16A (except to 15A for F90s), and meet UL 1950, CSA, VDE, and SEMKO safety standards. The first three series also conform to TUV requirements. All come in snap-in panel-mount cases, except the DD Series of very compact switches (1.091 x 0.468 x 0.622 inch). Cherry Electrical Products: Product Code 4310
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