Rocker tackles tough environments

Tyco Electronics has introduced a new switch for applications in humid, wet and dusty environments such as industrial machinery, HVAC equipment and outside power supplies. The new PRC series power rocker switches are sealed to IP66 and feature snap-in mounting to a 21.2 by 36.6mm panel cut-out. Available in SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT contact configurations, devices provide screw, solder or quick connect terminals as well as various rocker markings.

Switches are rated 20A at 125V AC and 10A at 250V AC with a mechanical life of 100,000 operations. Actuation force is 400 up to 2,900g and the operating temperature range is -20 up to 80degreeC.