Bourns Inc. announced two new industrial-grade panel control models that include a push-pull switch and rotary switch.
Designated Model 54, the new ½-inch panel control is an extension of Bourns' Model 51/53 Series with an added double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) push-pull switch module. Model 56 is a new ½-inch panel control and is also an extension of the Bourns Model 51/53 Series with an added single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) rotary switch module. Both new products are high-performance alternatives to readily available consumer-grade potentiometers with push-pull and rotary switches.
Developed to match the requirements of a broad range of industrial, medical and aerospace/avionics applications, Bourns' new panel control models are particularly well-suited for use in test and measurement and communications equipment. Model 54 is also an optimal solution for medical diagnostic and professional audio equipment, while Model 56 is designed for use in avionics controls and medical laboratory equipment.
The new models measure 12.5 mm and feature metal bushings and shafts, splash seals and a wide range of linear and audio resistance tapers. Rotational life for both models is 50k cycles with contact resistance at 100 mO for Model 54 and 30 mO for Model 56. Both models are RoHS compliant.
Pricing and Availability
Samples and production quantities are now available through Bourns authorized e-Commerce distributors. As a pricing reference, Model 54 is priced at $6.95 and Model 56, $5.84, in 1K quantities through authorized distributors.
Datasheets: Model 56 and Model 54