KR series

KR panel

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Power rocker switches with a state-of-the-art look based on curved shapes. On illuminated versions, laser etching allows direct marking on the rocker, without using lenses.

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Main features : 

  • an infinite number of symbols available for all rocker colours within a short time
  • a behind-panel depth lower than equivalent models in the market
  • optional IP68 front panel sealing
  • 10-terminal versions allowing independent LED circuit or additional integrated functions.

To simplify and optimize assembly when several switches are involved, APEM also offers panel mounting units and connectors.

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Features

General specification

• Mechanical life :150,000 cycles min.

Environmental specifications

• Sealing options :
K : IP68 to front panel components of switch only according to IEC 60529
Z : IP69K panel sealing according to DIN 40050-9
• Salt spray resistance : 96 hours according to IEC 512-6, test 11f
• Vibration resistance : 10-500 Hz / 10 g per IEC 60068-2-6
• Operating temperature : -40 °C to +85 °C

Electrical specifications

• Currrent/voltage rating with resistive load :
- Silver plated contacts :
A : 5 A 24 VDC, 100,000 cycles - 10 A 24 VDC, 10,000 cycles (terminals 6.35 x 0.8 only)
S : 20 A 12 VDC, 10,000 cycles
- Gold plated contacts (D) : 20 mA 12 V, 150.000 cycles
• Current/voltage rating with lamp load - silver contacts (A) :
- functions 1 & 6 : 100 W 24 VDC, 10,000 cycles
- other functions : 60 W 24 VDC, 10,000 cycles
• Initial contact resistance : 10 mΩ max.
• Insulation resistance : 1,000 MΩ min. at 500 VDC
• Dielectric strength : 2,000 Vrms 50 Hz min. between terminals

Materials

• Case : PA 6-6
• Actuator : ABS
• Bezel : PA 6-6
• Contacts & terminals : brass, solid silver grain, silver plated (A or S) or brass, solid silver grain, gold plated (D)
• Contact roller : brass, nickel plated

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