APEM Launches Sealed Rocker Switch

Haverhill, Mass.-based APEM Components Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial switches and joysticks, announced the release of the KL Series locking rocker switch. In some critical applications specific functions must be protected from accidental actuation. With the KL Series, the end user must press the push mechanism, situated between protective frames, to activate the protected function of the rocker. The KL is suited for applications in the construction equipment, transportation and agriculture markets.

The KL Series locking rocker switch is available in single and double pole models with multiple electrical functions. This switch is rated for 10A 24VDC for 10,000 cycles and at 5A 24VDC for 100,000 cycles. Gold-plated contacts are offered for low level switching, rated at 20mA 12V for 300,000 cycles.

The KL Series is available with 14 different terminal options including solder lug/quick-connect and screw terminals. The KL series is offered in a sealed version meeting IP68 at the front panel. The switch is designed to be mounted into a 1.450" x .830” panel cut-out.

The KL rocker switch can be customized to fit specific applications. It features custom marking and illumination with laser engraved legends. Lighting options include 6, 12 and 24VDC LEDs, available in red, green, yellow, blue and white. Actuators and locking buttons are available in nine standard colors and custom colors can be produced for unique applications. A mating connector and wire terminations are also available to simplify installations.

The KL locking function has a distinct look and feel and is a patented APEM product.

For more information, visit www.apem.com.