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Maximum AC Voltage Rating:

Maximum DC Voltage Rating:

Maximum Power Rating:

Terminal Type:

Base Material:

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Help with Rocker Switches specifications:

Actuator Type
   Rocker Actuator       
   Your choices are...         
   Standard Rocker
Illuminated Snap-in Power Rocker SwitchCourtesy of NKK Switches
 
     Devices are actuated with a standard rocker. 
   Standard Paddle
Rocker or Paddle Switch BracketCourtesy of NKK Switches
 
     Devices are actuated with a standard paddle. 
   Dual Rocker or Paddle
Dip Switch - Rocker Actuated (drawing)
 
     Devices are actuated with a dual rocker or dual paddle. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary rocker actuators. 
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Switch Type Function
   Maintained Contact Switch Function       
   Your choices are...         
   ON / OFF       The device has ON and OFF functions and works like a light switch. 
   Three Position (Center OFF)       The device is a three-position switch in which the center position performs an OFF function. 
   Three Position (No Center OFF)       The device is a three-position switch in which the center position does not perform an OFF function. 
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   Momentary Contact Switch Function       
   Your choices are...         
   Momentary ON (Normally Open)       Momentary ON describes contacts which interrupt the circuit when the switch is in the normal, open (NO) position. 
   Momentary OFF (Normally Closed)       Momentary OFF describes contacts which establish a circuit when the switch is in the normal, closed (NC) position. 
   Three Position Momentary (Center ON)       The device is a three-position switch where the center position performs a NEUTRAL function. For example, top is Momentary-ON, center is OFF, and bottom is Momentary-OFF. 
   Three Position Momentary (Center OFF)       The device is a three-position switch where the center position performs an OFF function. For example, top is Momentary-ON, center is OFF, and bottom is Momentary-ON. 
   Three Position Momentary (Center NEUTRAL)       The device is a three-position switch where the center position performs a NEUTRAL function. For example, top is Momentary-ON, center is OFF, and bottom is Momentary-OFF. 
   Other       Other unlisted momentary switch functions. 
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Physical Specifications
   Length / Diameter       For circular switches, this is the diameter of the cut-out hole. For non-circular switches, length is measured along (parallel to) actuator movement.  
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   Width       Width is measured across (perpendicular to) actuator movement. 
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   Panel Thickness       The thickness of the panel for which the switch is designed. 
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Switch Specifications
   Pole and Throw Specifications       
   Your choices are...         
   SPST       Single pole, single throw (SPST) switches make or break the connection of a single conductor in a single branch circuit. They usually have two terminals and are referred to as single-pole switches. 
   SPDT       Single pole, double throw (SPDT) switches make or break the connection of a single conductor with either of two other single conductors. They usually have three terminals and are commonly used in pairs. SPDT switches are sometimes called three-way switches. 
   DPST       Double pole, single throw (DPST) switches make or break the connection of two circuit conductors in a single branch circuit. They typically have four terminals. 
   DPDT       Double pole, double throw (DPDT) switches make or break the connection of two conductors to two separate circuits. They typically have six terminals and are available in both momentary and maintained contact versions. 
   Other       Other, special throw types with more than two poles. Examples include switches that are designed to split loads into separate circuits (e.g., headlamp switch). 
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   Mechanical Life       The device's maximum mechanical life. Often, a switch's electrical life expectancy is less than its mechanical life. Consult the manufacturer for details. 
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   Maximum Current Rating       The device's maximum current capacity. 
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   Maximum AC Voltage Rating       The device's maximum AC voltage capacity. 
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   Maximum DC Voltage Rating       The device's maximum direct current (DC) current capacity. 
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   Maximum Power Rating       The device's maximum power rating. 
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Terminal Type
           
   Your choices are...         
   Feed-Through Style       Feed-through style switches are in-line devices that can be attached to any point on a length of flexible cord in order to provide switching control for attached equipment. 
   Wire Leads       The switch has integral wire leads for an electrical connection. 
   Solder Terminals       Terminals require soldering for a positive electrical connection. 
   Screw Terminals       Terminals require the use of a screw or clamp for a positive electrical connection. 
   Quick Connect / Blade       Blade terminals or spade terminals are designed to be inserted and/or removed rapidly, without soldering. 
   Straight PC Pins       Devices use straight printed circuit (PC) pins. 
   Right Angle PC Pins       Devices use right-angle PC pins. 
   Side PC Pins       Devices use side-exit PC pins. 
   Other       Other unlisted terminal types. 
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Construction Materials
   Base Material:       
   Your choices are...         
   Thermoplastic / Plastic       The base is made of plastic or thermoplastic materials. 
   Metallic       The base is made of metal. 
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   Actuator Material:       
   Your choices are...         
   Thermoplastic / Plastic       The actuator is made of plastic or thermoplastic materials. 
   Metallic       The base is made of metal. 
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Standards / Compliances
           
   Your choices are...         
   CE Certified       Switches are CE-certified. 
   CSA Certified       Switches are certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). 
   RoHS Compliant       Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European Union (EU) directive that requires all manufacturers of electronic and electrical equipment sold in Europe to demonstrate that their products contain only minimal levels of the following hazardous substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl and polybrominated diphenyl ether. RoHS will become effective on July 1, 2006. 
   UL listed       Switches are listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). 
   WEEE Compliant       Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) is an EU directive designed to encourage the reuse, recycling and recovery of electrical and electronic equipment. WEEE establishes the requirements and criteria for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of this equipment. RoHS compliance and testing services that ensure WEEE compliance may review how producers finance these activities, and verify that retailers and distributors provide a way for consumers to return used or obsolete equipments without charge. 
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Features
           
   Your choices are...         
   Dustproof       Switches are sealed against dust. 
   High Inrush Current Compatible       Switches can handle high inrush-currents. 
   Illuminated Switch       Switches illuminate an integral lamp to indicate a connection to an energized circuit. 
   Imprinted Markings
Snap-in Mount Rocker SwitchCourtesy of NKK Switches
 
     Switches have markings such as ON/OFF, HI/LOW, I/O, etc. 
   Locking Switch       Devices are equipped with a locking mechanism that requires the use of a key to operate the switching functions. 
   Pilot Light
Sealed, Illuminated Rocker SwitchCourtesy of OTTO Controls
 
     Switches use a pilot light to indicate whether the circuit is active. This allows operators to tell at a glance if a switch is ON. 
   Time Delay       Switches are equipped with an integral mechanism or electronic circuit that will automatically turn a load OFF at a predetermined time interval. 
   Weather Resistant or Waterproof       Switches are weather-resistant or waterproof. 
   Wiping Contacts       Switches are self-cleaning and usually low-resistance. Wiping creates mechanical wear. 
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Environment
   Operating Temperature       The temperature range over which the device is designed to operate. 
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