Honeywell Switches

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Honeywell offers a wide variety of switches to meet your individual application needs. Some of the switches they offer include:

Basic and Snap-action Switches Line Guide

The snap-action basic switch is simple, superior, durable, and irreplaceable. Globally compliant and known worldwide for their compact and lightweight design, MICRO SWITCH™ snap-action switches are designed for accurate repeatability and extended life.

Hazardous Area Switches

Designed specifically for dangerous indoor or outdoor locations with superior reliability and repeatability. Their Explosion-proof design contains flame path to contain and cool escaping hot gases.

Key and Rotary Switches

Key and rotary switches deliver two, three, and four position key switch options to help keep you ahead of the competition.

Limit Switches

Honeywell Sensing and Control’s (S&C) limit switches offer superior flexibility and performance. These precision snap-action switches — sealed in rugged housings — are used to detect presence or absence in areas where physical contact is allowed.

Pressure and Vacuum Switches

These switches sense a change in the pressure or vacuum and open or close an electrical circuit when the designated set point is reached.

Pushbutton Switches

These switches are compact and durable and offer up to four poles — with momentary and alt-action.

Rocker Switches

Honeywell Sensing and Control offers a large lineup of full-size, miniature, and subminiature rocker switches. These switches have a wide range of electrical and display designs, shapes, sizes, and configurations. Military-grade, environmentally sealed options available.

Safety Switches

Honeywell Sensing and Control offers a large variety of safety switches to meet your specific needs including: Key-operated interlock switches, cable-pull switches, hinge-mount switches, non-contacting door detection switches and more.

Sealed Switches

The hermetically sealed lineup includes switches that maintain the contact in a gas-tight seal, while transmitting force and motion to the mechanism through a metal diaphragm.

Toggle Switches

Designed to accommodate a wide range of electrical and display design, Honeywell MICRO SWITCH™ toggle switches are available in many shapes, sizes, and configurations to enhance manual operation with a flexible and attractive interface.

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TE Connectivity Circuit Protection

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TE Connectivity offers a variety of circuit breaker options to meet your individual application needs such as the W28 series and the W58 series. These circuit breakers offer the following features and benefits:

W28 Series (Contact Gopher to convert to TE part numbers)

  • Push to reset
  • Approved to many international standards
  • Replaces slow blow glass cartridge fuse
  • Labor-saving snap-in mounting
  • Button extends for visual trip indication
  • Resettable Overload Capacity: Six times rated current for 0.25 through 2 amp models. Ten times rated current for 3 through 20 amp models
  • Reset Time: 180 seconds max. for 0.25 through 2 amp models. 5 to 30 seconds for 3 through 20 amp models
  • Termination: .250″ (6.35mm) quick connects
  • Mounting: Snaps into panel from front
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W58 Series (Contact Gopher to convert to TE part numbers)

  • 0.5 amp to 30 amp ratings
  • Cannot be manually tripped
  • Button extends for visual trip indication
  • Push button to reset breaker
  • Termination is screw or .250″ QC
  • Bottom marked amperage rating optionally available
  • Shock: Withstands to 10g
  • Endurance Cycling: Over 1,000 cycles at 200% of rated load
  • Vibration: Withstands to 10g at 10-55 Hz
  • Weight: Less than 1 1/2 oz. (42.5g)

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HSI Sensing Leverless Limit Switches

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Spot On leverless limit switches from HSI work faster, farther, and harder than you ever imagined. These leverless limit switches have twice the sensing distance and sense twice as fast as any other switch. They also have vacuum sealed reliability in extreme environments. These switches offer solid, heavy-duty tungsten contacts engineered for rugged performance under both high and low loads, in both AC and DC applications. Their stainless steel housing is built for strength, chemical resistance and long life. This allows them to meet a variety of application needs.

Benefits include:

  • Consumes no power for either switching or sensing and no signal loss
  • Stable contact resistance even in high power, high voltage applications
  • Not gravity sensitive
  • Normally open or normally closed contacts
  • Date-coded for traceability
  • No moving magnets or parts for intense reliability
  • SPDT switching action with 100-watt power rating
  • Epoxy seal provides double layer of protection against shock, vibration and environmental stress

Applications include:

  • Industrial applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Fluid control applications

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Carling’s CTB Series

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Carling Technologies offers a complete line of circuit protection products, from 3 to 40 amp push button thermal circuit breakers, to an expansive 0.02 to 700 amp range of hydraulic/magnetic circuit breakers, to 0.10 to 50 amp Equipment Leakage and Ground Fault circuit protectors. With a full complement of sizes and ratings providing current or voltage sensing, Carling gives you the options.

One such option is the CTB-Series, which is a compact, single pole, rocker actuated family of thermal circuit breakers designed to protect equipment. Utilizing simple, precision design with few moving parts, these breakers offer cost effective, extremely reliable circuit protection with high resistance against shock and vibration. They are ideally suited for such applications as household and commercial appliances, transportation, marine, telecommunications, power strips, audio-visual, medical, power supplies, and exercise equipment.

Specs:

  • Actuator Style: Rocker actuator
  • Available Circuits: Series Trip
  • Certifications: UL, CUL, VDE, CE
  • Maximum Current and Voltage Ratings: 3 – 15 amps @ 125-250VAC, 50VDC
  • Maximum Interrupting Capacity: 1,000 amps
  • Mounting Method: Front Panel Snap-in
  • Number of Poles: 1 pole
  • Terminal Options: .250 Quick Connect Tabs

Potential Applications:

  • Exercise Equipment
  • Marine
  • Medical Equipment
  • Power Strips
  • Power Supplies
  • Transportation

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Carling Sealed Rocker Switches

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Carling’s Sealed Rocker switches feature the V-Series Contura and L-Series families of illuminated and non-illuminated rocker switches, which set the industry standard for sealed switches. They offer complete protection against dust and prolonged effects of spray and immersion under pressure (IP66 & IP68), and are recognized to UL1500 ignition protection for marine products. Contura and L-Series switches offer thirteen categories of options including, ratings, terminations, removable actuators and lenses, actuator styles (including locking actuators and laser etched actuators), textures, colors, symbols, illuminations, circuits (including multicircuits), and more!

Carling’s Sealed Switch Options Include:

  • J-Series Contura multi-circuit
  • L-Series snap-in rocker
  • LP-Series Illuminated Indicators
  • VP-Series: Contura
  • V-Series: Contura II & III
  • V-Series: Contura IV, V & VI
  • V-Series: Contura VI
  • V-Series: Contura X, XI & XII
  • V-Series: Contura XIV
  • V-Series Contura Rotary
  • W-Series

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Alpha Wire’s new EcoCable® Mini is in stock now at Gopher

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Alpha Wire’s new EcoCable® Mini 300 V recyclable cable is now in stock at Gopher! By combining better performance and minimum environmental impact, EcoCable Mini 300 V Cable uses its modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) thermoplastic insulation and jacketing to provide application advantages in a smaller, lighter cable. Its size makes routing and installation even easier, saving more time during production and maintenance. Even more convenient, it is available in over 250 standard configurations including four shielding options. It is also available in custom and composite configurations, so finding the right EcoCable Mini cable for your application is easier than ever.

Features:

  • Recyclable mPPE jacket and insulation
  • -40°C to +80°C temperature range
  • Suitable for use in NFPA 79 applications
  • Over 250 Standard Constructions available

Benefits:

  • Up to 32% smaller than standard 300 V PVC cable
  • Up to 44% lighter than standard 300 V PVC cable
  • Up to 92% lower outgassing than standard 300 V PVC cables
  • Halogen Free
  • 100% recyclable

Ideal Applications:

  • Power and signal transmission in medical devices
  • Anywhere you are trying to take size and weight out of designs

ebm-papst’s new 3250J series

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Introducing ebm-papst’s new 3250J product series!

These new high-performance compact fans measure only 92 mm x 92 mm x 38 mm and are ideal for dissipating heat in limited space environments with lower system resistances.

The proven 3200J S-Force series of fans run at very high speeds to maintain performance against high system resistance. The 3250J S-Panther series extends this application range with fans designed specifically for lower system resistances, therefore operating at more moderate speeds.

Primary Advantages:  Decreased Noise with Increased Efficiency

Featuring an updated aeroacoustic impeller blade design with turbulator, the 3250J S-Panther series offers substantially improved acoustic characteristics. The sound power of the S-Panther is far lower than that of other fans, particularly in the higher frequency ranges starting at 1250 Hz. Operating at lower speeds, the S-Panther fans also achieve a 20-25% improvement in bearing life over the S-Force fans.

Potential Applications:

  • IT/Telecom
  • IT servers
  • IT network devices
  • Switch cabinets
  • Automation
  • Solar Inverters
  • Frequency Converters
  • Commercial Refrigeration

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Bussmann by Eaton Circuit Protection

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The Compact Circuit Protector (CCP) from Bussmann by Eaton is a compact, finger safe fused disconnect offering superior protection.The revolutionary CCP is designed as a fused branch circuit rated disconnect with a footprint 2/3 the space required by a traditional fusible switch.

Class CC, Midget & 10×38 CCP

Key Features:

  • Extremely compact design at 17.5mm wide per pole
  • High Short-Circuit Current Ratings up to 200kA
  • Disconnect Rated to provide means for load isolation
  • Full Voltage Rated 600Vac or 80Vdc
  • UL 98 disconnect rated for protection of branch circuits with Low-Peak Class CC fuses
  • Complies with UL, CSA, and IEC standards accepting UL Class CC, Midget or IEC aM and gG fuses
  • Horsepower rated for protecting motor circuits with Class CC units
  • IP20 finger-safe construction with 10AWG wire or larger
  • Built-in switch interlock capability prohibits removing the fuse under load
  • Padlockable handle for lock-out/tag-out procedures
  • Available in 1-, 2- and 3-pole versions

CF CUBEfuse

 Key Features:

  • Uses finger-safe Class CF CUBEFuse with Class J performance
  • Extremely compact design at 25.4mm (1 inch) wide per pole
  • High Short-Circuit Current Ratings at 200kA
  • Disconnect rated to provide means for load isolation
  • Full voltage rated at 600Vac
  • UL 98 Listed and suitable for branch circuit disconnect and branch circuit protection
  • 1-, 2- and 3-pole versions are horsepower rated
  • Complies with UL and CSA
  • IP20 finger-safe construction with 10 AWG wire or larger
  • Built-in switch interlock capability prohibits removing the fuse under load
  • Padlockable handle for lockout/tag out procedures

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Honeywell’s Guide on How to Choose the Right Pressure Sensor

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Today’s pressure sensors are called on to work within the harshest of environments – with the most hostile and corrosive media – or sometimes to take the simplest of pressure readings.

So, how do you select sensors that address multiple customer-specific performance requirements?

First, decide what the application for the sensor is. Then, you’ll need to ask some of these basic questions, such as, how extreme are the temperatures or corrosive nature of the media being measured? Is the environment a vibration challenge? What is the pressure range that needs to be measured in psi, bar, inches of water, etc.? How much time are you willing to devote to the integration of the sensor, or must it be ready to implement and forget? What is the pressure type (gage, absolute, differential)? How accurate does the pressure measurement need to be? And, just as important, what are the size and price constraints?

For those selecting and implementing pressure sensors into their designs, high on the list of critical features include:

  • Very low drift over time or temperature and humidity extremes
  • No need to calibrate after mounting to a PCB
  • Temperature compensated and calibrated
  • Custom calibration availability
  • An extremely tight and consistent accuracy specification
  • A wide variety of package styles and options with the same performance specifications
  • Provides a true measurement of accuracy that could be used to really evaluate, rather than having to test

Features that will help designers make an accurate sensor selection include:

  • Leading long-term stability
  • Insensitivity to vibration
  • High burst pressures and high working pressure ranges
  • Flexibility and excellent repeatability
  • Onboard signal conditioning
  • Insensitivity to mounting orientation
  • Custom calibration availability
  • Internal diagnostic functions
  • Energy efficient
  • PC- or SPI-compatible digital output or analog output
  • Small form factor

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Gopher Custom Solutions is here to help with your customization needs

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INCANDESCENT Backlighting Gulping too much Battery Power?

When an application needs extended battery life, Gopher Custom Solutions (GCS) may be able to help. Our prowess in Electronic Component Distribution over the past 60+ years has been coupled with Design and Assembly skills to solve problems.

One customer, an off-road equipment manufacturer, had switch panels using incandescent backlighting, which caused high failure rates and high power consumption. Said backlighting design was also too fragile and difficult to install.

Gopher Custom Solutions (GCS) proposed green SoLiCo LED backlighting strips as a solution. These strips have an IP67 rating, making them dust and immersion protected. As solid state devices SoLiCo’s LED’s have over 50,000 hours of life and lower power consumption. GCS matched the existing harness requirements and connector pinouts to deliver a drop-in replacement. The customer now receives one part number per panel and applies them to the Point-of-Use. Problem Solved!

Cut and drill 6′ lengths of Latching Duct with unique mounting holes

Gopher Custom Solutions may also be able to help when an application demands tight-tolerance cutting and mounting and/or hole-drilling, without piles of scrap material.

An OEM’s recent processes called out the need to cut and drill 6′ lengths of Panduit Latching Duct into a myriad of smaller pieces, on the manufacturing floor. The inefficient process created bins of scrap material and extra tooling, hence an inefficient use of resources.

GCS now Kits 7 different lengths (tops and bottoms) into one package with holes drilled per each drawing. The customer receives 1 part number, not 14. Assembly Technicians receive each Kit and apply at the Point-of-Use. Value added solutions like this one increase efficiency and profitability. Problem Solved!

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