High current switching

07 June 2011

The Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH 1683 pushbutton switch available now from Foremost Electronics
The Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH 1683 pushbutton switch available now from Foremost Electronics

Foremost rugged push button switch has dust and water protection to IP65 and IP67.

The latest customisable switch to be introduced by Essex-based distributor Foremost Electronics, is the Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH model 1683 pushbutton switch that is suitable for use in appliances requiring protection class II.

Ideal for use in harsh industrial environments, including high dust and water areas, the 1683 pushbutton switch is protected to IP65 and IP67 levels and can control devices of up to 4000W with its powerful switching system for currents up to 16A. The double lifting contact system has a proven high life endurance of over 1,000,000 operations and has a number of different connection options including quick connect, solder and PCB terminals.

This switch can accommodate single and double pole contact options in the same compact package, with on/off and momentary actions. The switch cap is available in a range of colours, may be printed with customer specific legends and illuminated with either LED, glow lamp or conventional a filament bulb.

The 1683 pushbutton has electrical ratings for Europe of 16 A (4) 250 V AC – 10,000 cycles, 12 A (8) 250 V AC – 10,000 cycles, 10 A (8) 250 V AC – 50,000 cycles and is approved to IEC/UL 61058 ENEC. It has an ambient operating temperature range of -20 to +80 °C and is flammability rated to UL 94 V-2.

Applications for the Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH 1683 pushbutton switch foot include outdoor equipment, agricultural vehicles, construction vehicles, household appliances, medical equipment, laboratory equipment and industrial control.


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