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Schurter MSM Cover

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Protects From Dirt and Liquids and Ensures a Hygienic Surface Due to the Antibacterial Material

MSM CoverSchurter is expanding its accessory range with an antibacterial cover for the MSM 19 and MSM 22 series. The new cover is made of antibacterial material and is tested according to ISO 22196. The cover prevents the ingress of liquids and dirt between the housing and the actuator.

The MSM series is already sealed according to IP67 to the electrical contacts. With the MSM cover, Schurter ensures that no liquids or dirt can enter the space between the housing and the actuator.


Technical Data
– Tightness according to IP 68
– Avoids the Ingress of Dirt
– Improves Hygiene
– Available for the MSM Sizes 19mm and 22mm

– Medical Equipment
– Industrial Applications
– Commercial Kitchen Appliances
– Food Processing


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Bulgin Buccaneer IP68 and IP69K Connectors – Designed to Work in Hostile Environments, Including Underwater

No need to worry about the fish – our Buccaneer connectors are designed to work securely and safely in the most hostile conditions, including underwater, in deserts or in freezing temperatures. A full range of environmentally sealed circular connectors designed to provide secure and safe connections in harsh or hostile conditions, with IP ratings from IP68, to IP69K.

The increasing demand for connectivity in networked industrial applications means that environmentally sealed connections are required to provide safe and secure data and power transfer in evermore harsh or hostile conditions.

The IP69K rating is designed to meet the needs of high pressure, high temperature wash-down applications. The rigorous dust and liquid protection this rating ensures is now benefitting a wide range of markets, including marine, food processing, pharmaceutical manufacture and waste treatment. Bulgin’s popular range of Buccaneer connectors – including the 900 Series Buccaneer, Standard Buccaneer, Ethernet Buccaneer, USB Buccaneer and Mini USB Buccaneer – have now been independently tested to meet this demanding standard.

This additional rating highlights the high quality and exceptional value of the Buccaneer range, providing engineers with guaranteed performance and greater design confidence for virtually any application.


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New High Current 20A Waterproof Rocker Switches from Cherry (Series KG, KM, & KT) Suit Applications from Automotive Products to Medical Equipment

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IP56 Rated Against Damp and Dust: Long Product Life

Cherry Electrical Products has launched three new families of waterproof rocker switches which are available rated for various AC and DC voltages, including high current 20A versions.  Typical product applications include outdoor power equipment, such as sprayers and power tools; garden vehicles such as lawn mowers; automotive products like dashboards and window controls; other types of non-road transport, including boats and snowmobiles, and medical equipment, for example, oxygen concentrators.

Three families of rocker switches are available:  the KG, KM and KT series, which cover a wide variety of pole, throw and switch function options to support such a diverse range of customer applications.   All three families are rated to IP56 against water ingress or dust and are approved under UL and VDE.

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The KG series includes one single pole, single throw (SPST) switch, (on-off), two SPDT (on-on and on-off-on) and one DPDT version (on-off-on), all with black actuators and frames, designed with snap-in mountings to fit panel cut-outs of 1.449in x 0.835in (36.80mm x 21.20mm).   Electrical ratings are: 21A 14VDC and two UL1054 rated versions: 20A 125VAC and 10A 250VAC.   Temperature rated from -20degC to +85degC, and with a mechanical life of 100,000 cycles, these switches are robust enough to withstand repeated use in tough environments.

The KM family of waterproof rocker switches is available as single pole, single throw or single pole, double throw and two double pole versions with single or double throw, and is available lighted and non-lighted.  The actuator and housing are both black, with red or green lenses for lighted versions.  Electrical ratings are 20A 125VAC, 10A 250VAC and 21A 14VDC, with a dielectric strength of 1500 VAC for 1 minute.

KT series SPST and SPDT switches are oblong with black oblong actuators and are designed for easy snap-in mounting on panel cut-outs of 1.454in x 0.602in (36.80mm x 15.20mm).  Both lighted and non-lighted versions are available.   Electrical ratings are: 21A 14VDC; an EN61058-rated 10(4)A 250V version; and two UL1054 rated switches –  20A 125VAC, 1/3HP and 10A 250VAC, 3/4HP.


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New Round Waterproof Switches from Cherry (Type KC, KF, KD) Provide Price-Competitive IP56 or IP65 Compliance for Multiple Applications

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Three new families of pushbutton and rocker switches now immediately available: to suit automotive, medical, and power equipment

Cherry Electrical Products’ new KC, KF and KD round waterproof switches comply with IP56 or IP65 specifications to provide a cost-effective solution for the vast number of applications requiring protection from water and dust ingress, such as garden sprayers, powered garden tools, lawnmowers, on and off-road vehicles and medical equipment.  Three product families are available: the KD and KC series of round rocker switches and the KF switch series for products requiring a pushbutton solution.

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IP56-rated KC series switches are designed to fit panel cut-outs of 0.795in (20.20mm) diameter, and are available in lighted and non-lighted versions, with black actuator and housing for the non-lighted version and red actuator, black housing and red lens for the lighted version.  This series of single-pole, single-throw (SPST) function switches offers multiple terminal options.  Electrical ratings include 16A 125VAC, 10A 250VAC, 20A 14VDC, 10A 28VDC and an EN61058 rated version in 10(4)A 250V.

KD series switches are available in two versions: DPST (double pole, single throw) and DPDT (double pole, double throw).  Featuring snap-in mounting to fit the same aperture sizes as the KC series, they can be ordered in lighted and non-lighted versions and handle DC and AC loadings to the following specifications: 16A 125VAC, 10A 250VAC, 20A 14VDC, 10A 28VDC and have quick connect 0.187in (4.76mm) terminals.

For applications requiring a round pushbutton switch rather than a rocker, the KF-series is offered in five different versions, both SPST and DPST and both types of switch can be supplied lit and unlit as required. Maintained-action and momentary switching is a further option. The KF series has quick-connect 0.187in (4.76mm) terminals and is IP-65 compliant. Electrical ratings are: 20A 14VDC and 10A 28VDC, and in UL 1054 ratings of 10A 125VAC; 6A 250VAC; 1/2HP; 125/250VAC are available. 

All three switch families are robust in use, offering a mechanical life of 100,000 cycles and a long electrical life of between 6,000 and 25,000 cycles.


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Cherry Launches New Range of Waterproof Rocker and Pushbutton Switches, Types KD, KC, KF, KS, KG, KT, KM

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IP56 or IP65 compliant: suits medical, automotive and outdoor power equipment

Cherry Electrical Products has announced a new range of sealed, waterproof rocker and pushbutton switches with a wide choice of pole, throw and switch options, making them suitable for a huge range of applications, from vehicles and outdoor machinery to medical devices.  There are eight different designs in the new product family – seven rocker switches and one pushbutton switch, all certified to IP56 and IP65 requirements for water and dust resistance.  These competitively-priced switches are available in numerous AC/DC ratings and are RoHS compliant.  

The round rocker switches, designated the KD and KC series, are IP56 rated and designed to fit panel cut-outs of 0.795in (20.20mm) diameter. The KC series has SPST function and is available with red or black actuators, while the KD series is available in two versions: DPST and DPDT.  Both are available lit if required and can handle DC and AC loadings, with quick connect 0.187in (4.76mm) terminals. Electrical ratings include 16A 125VAC, 10A 250VAC (UL), 20A 14VDC and 10A 28VDC for both series, with an additional specification of 10(4)A 250V (VDE) in the KC single pole, single throw series.

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The KR series are miniature rocker switches for panel cut-outs of approximately 0.780in by 0.512in (19.80 x 13.00 mm).  Available in single pole single throw and double pole, double throw versions with 0.18in (4.75mm) quick connect terminals, the KR series has an IP65 protection rating and is available in four different AC and DC electrical ratings: 16A 125VAC 1/3HP;10A 250VAC 1/2 HP (UL); 20A 14 VDC and 10A 28VDC.

There are four different series of larger oblong rocker switches in different actuator styles, all with an IP56 protection rating and with 1.250in (6.35mm) quick connect terminals.  The KS Series, in black only, is designed for on-off or on-on functions in SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT versions.  The KG series is available in eight different switch functions and three different electrical ratings: 20A 125VAC; 10A 250VAC (UL) and 21A 14VDC.  All have quick connect, screw or solder terminal options.  If an application requires an illuminated switch, there are two different styles available: the KM series with an oval actuator with either red or green lenses for panel cut-outs of approximately 1.449in x 0.83in (36.80mm x 21.2mm); and the KT series for slightly smaller panel cut-outs of 1.45in x 0.60in (36.8mm x 15.2mm).
For applications requiring a round pushbutton solution, the KF series offers plenty of choice – it is available in five different ratings, both AC and DC, and in SPST and DPST versions.  The quick connect terminal option is 0.18in (4.75mm).  With a protection rating to IP65, the KF series is available in an illuminated version if required, to fit panel cut-outs of approximately 0.795in (20.20mm).


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