E-Switch Announces Fully Illuminated Internally Sealed Power Rocker Switch - without the Rubber Boot - IP66 Rated

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Brand New Patented Sealing Technology Allows This Horsepower Rated Rocker Switch To Offer IP66 Sealing Protection With Full Illumination.

RBW2 series rocker switch with patented sealing

We feel the unique benefit will impact many different categories where design and visual appearance matters to the end user or consumer, said Tom Meyers, president of E-Switch.

Finally a fully illuminated power-rated rocker switch that is sealed to IP66 ratings without the boot. Absolutely no rubber boot / PVC cap is needed for E-Switch's brand new RBW2 series rocker switch. It uses a patented sealing technology (patent no. US 7,872,205 B2) to provide protection from dust and water, all while offering full illumination in a 22mm x 30mm panel cutout.

“We are very excited to introduce the new RBW2 series rocker switch, a fully illuminated, internally sealed, panel mount rocker switch that doesn’t require a PVC boot”, said Tom Meyers, president of E-Switch. “We feel the unique benefit will impact many different categories where design and visual appearance matters to the end user or consumer.”

This sealed and illuminated rocker switch is approved under the new UL 61058-1 rating and UL approved up to 1/3HP.

The markets for the new fully illuminated RBW2 series sealed rocker switch include commercial appliances, electrical housewares, floor care appliances, industrial controls, medical equipment, white goods and more.

Specifications include:

  • Electrical Rating:

16(16)A 125VAC 5E4 T85 [cURus
1/3HP 125VAC IP66 [cURus
10(10)A 250VAC 5E4 T85 [VDE

  • Electrical Life: 50,000 cycles
  • Mechanical Life: 50,000 cycles
  • Contact Resistance: 30milliohms Max.
  • Insulation Resistance: 500Megaohms Min. at 500VDC
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000VAC for 1 minute
  • Operating Temperature: -20C to +85C min.
  • Ingress Protection: IP66
  • Panel Cutout: 22mm x 30mm
  • Function: DPST, Off-On; DPDT On-On

Visit E-Switch at http://www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects!

About E-Switch. In 2009, E-Switch, Inc. acquired Lamb Industries and now offers one of the broadest switch lines available today. Both companies have been delivering innovative and quality switches to the electronics, telecom, high tech, instrumentation, industrial, appliance and consumer markets since 1979. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon, their global reach extends to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Products include Rocker, Toggle, Slide, Tact, Pushbutton, Dip, Rotary, Keylock, Snap Action, Power, illuminated switches, and more. E-Switch has local reps, distributors, engineers and account managers on hand to provide specifying assistance and quick response to requests, along with a top notch sampling and cross-referencing program. E-Switch’s online catalogs include complete specifications, drawings and schematics.

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