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New Options for APEM’s Rockers

06/01/2017 APEM NEWS

APEM’s KR and KL rocker switches feature up-to-date design, with a large choice of colors and markings, extreme robustness and high ratings. KR and KL series new options are:

 20Amp version

The KR and KL series are now available with 20 A 12 VDC rating (6.35 quick-connect terminals only).

With such a high rating, our rocker switches can now be connected directly to monitor the vehicle functions (illumination, motor…). This option is of high interest in vehicles without electronics or with few embedded functions.

Elastomer membrane for the KL series

Off-road vehicle cabins are often particularly dusty and this can lead to switch blocking. With the new elastomer membrane, the actuator does not move anymore but only deforms and is protected against dust.

The rocker ergonomics, robustness and lifecycle remain unchanged. This option is especially appreciated in open cabins high exposed to dust.

 IP69K panel sealing

KR and KL series switches can now be sealed to IP69K owing to a new silicone gasket surrounding the switch frame and covering the housing top.

New design for 10-terminal connectors

10-terminal connectors can prove difficult to connect. That is why APEM has developed a new 10-terminal connector accepting spring terminals, which are easier and quicker to mount, with unchanged robustness.

The K-range is particularly appreciated in agricultural machinery, handling equipment and construction vehicle cabins for its robustness and modern design. The new options, based on APEM’s field experience feedback, are strengthening our position of expert in the off-road vehicle interface market.