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RS Components now stocking new range of anti-vandal switches from TE Connectivity

ALCOSWITCH Anti-Vandal switches from TE Connectivity provide a flexible secure solution for industrial applications

Taiwan, 1 February 2017:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking the ALCOSWITCH Anti-Vandal switch series from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors. TE’s ALCOSWITCH Anti-Vandal switches offer a flexible, vandal-proof solution and are designed for security and reliability in a wide variety of panel-mount applications including kiosks, ticket dispensers and ATM and vending machines, as well as industrial equipment, elevators and escalators, instrumentation, and communication and control equipment.

TE’s ALCOSWITCH Anti-Vandal switches offer a vandal-proof solution using a jam nut accessible from the rear of the panel and are available in multiple panel sizes including 16, 19 and 22mm. Available in single- and double-pole configurations, the switches are sealed to an IP67 rating.

The switches provide an easy user interface with a large pushbutton and offer an optional LED indicator to illuminate the switch with multiple colour options including white, red, yellow, green and blue. The LEDs help enable additional visual flexibility with various pushbutton symbol types including fixed ring, moving ring, spot and power logo. A number of body styles are available including single-pole momentary, single-pole on/off, double-pole momentary and double-pole on/off.

With an operating temperature range from minus 20 up to 55 degrees Celsius, the switches use a stainless-steel actuator with silver or gold plated copper contacts with terminals sealed in silicon. The switches are compliant to various standards, including EU RoHS and REACH regulations, and meet the UL (E46765) requirements for both the 19 and 22mm series switches.

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today's increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations — redefining what's possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 75,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.

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