Gopher Electronics For All Your Off Road Transportation Lighting


Gopher Electronics offers a variety of Transportation, Equipment and Warning Lights from a variety of manufacturers including:

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COBO International, in concert with the COBO Group, is able to meet the constantly evolving requirements of the off-road market through its main product lines: Electrical & Electronic Components (Lights, switches, gauges, control devices, sensors, and instrument clusters designed, developed, and manufactured by COBO in Leno, Italy) and Mechanical Components (Seats, steering wheels, and steering columns designed, developed, and manufactured by the COBO MT division in Reggio Emilia, Italy).

All ECCO products, from beacons and minibars to back-up alarms and camera systems are designed to maximize protection and increase the safety of commercial vehicle operations across the world. All ECCO products have passed rigorous water, dirt, vibration and electronic circuitry tests to SAE standards. We also employ the services of an independent laboratory (AMECA) to verify our testing and provide superior consumer confidence for those purchasing our products.

Innovation has been the hallmark of Grote Industries from the start. From durable, easy to see stop lights to the latest in LED lighting technology, Grote has been leading the way in advanced vehicle system solutions from early in the last century right up to today. With these innovations, Grote has helped millions of people throughout North America and the world benefit from the innovation and design excellence of Grote products.

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HELLA develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and operates one of the world’s largest aftermarket organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services. With more than 3,800 people working in R&D, HELLA is one of the key innovation drivers on the market.

Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. Of all the vehicle safety lighting suppliers to choose from why should you buy from Peterson? The answer is simple and straightforward — proven quality, performance and support. You won’t find a more trusted, better performing safety lighting product elsewhere

Contact Gopher today for all your lighting needs!

The Advantages Of Honeywell NT And TL Toggle Switches

At Gopher Electronics, we provide a wide range of electro mechanical components to virtually all industries. With the constant demand by different companies and industries, we carry a top line of all electronic components needed, including the very popular Honeywell NT and TL toggle switches.

While there are some similarities between the two series within the Honeywell switch lines, there are also some important differences to consider as well. By comparing the two, and understanding what you need, we can assist you in getting the right switch for the job.
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3M™ Comfort Grip Work Gloves

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3M Comfort Grip Gloves offer a comfortable alternative to the traditional cotton and leather work glove. The gloves are constructed from a nylon knit material which offers a comfortable, breathable fit and are perfectly suited for applications where hand flexibility and dexterity are needed. The coated palm provides gripping ability in wet or oily applications. The Comfort Grip Cut Resistant gloves are an excellent choice for applications when working with sharp tools or edges. Options to fit your application include:

3M™ Comfort Grip Gloves – General Use

Typical Applications:

  • General material handling
  • Handling small parts
  • Electrical component assembly
  • Carpentry, plumbing, roofing

3M™ Comfort Grip Gloves – Winter

Typical Applications:

  • General material handling
  • Handling small parts
  • Electrical component assembly
  • Carpentry, plumbing, roofing
  • Irrigation

3M™ Comfort Grip Gloves – Cut Resistant

Typical Applications:

  • Handling abrasive or sharp materials
  • Forming, bending or machining sharp parts
  • Cable pulling and wire handling
  • Cable preparation

3M™ Gripping Material Work Gloves

Typical Applications

  • Factory and maintenance work
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Outdoor construction

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FFC/FPC — Important Products for Flexible Assemblies

Flexible, flat cables (FFC) have become so much a part of our everyday lives yet we probably don’t even realize just how many areas rely on these cables for their flexibility. Today’s consumer electronics, for example, where devices are becoming increasingly smaller, require a high density of flat cables that can be flexed over and over again in very tight spaces.

Many in the electronics industry are also turning to flexible printed circuit (FPC) to solve packaging problems, reduce assembly costs, and replace conventional circuit boards and wires. Flexible printed circuitry are light in weight, can be as thin as 0.004 inches so as to afford a low profile, have superior heat dissipation, and make installation and repair more cost effective.
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In Search of the Best FFC/FPC for Your Business

If your company depends on the flat flexible cable and flexible printed circuitry (FFC/FPC), you want to get the best possible products at the lowest possible price. This means you need to find the right provider for your parts. Here are some important things to look for when you check out parts providers, and why you may want to consider Gopher Electronics.
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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.


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


  • 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

Gopher can provide FFC & FPC solutions for your design needs

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Flat Flexible Cable (FFC) Assembly

  • Lighter weight & lower profile vs traditional wire harnesses
  • Cable assemblies may be connectorized to mate with industry standard headers
  • Centerlines of .100″(2.54 mm) & .050″ (1.27 mm)
  • Jacket constructions of Nomex, Polyester, Kapton and Teflon
  • High flex life & superior heat dissipation
  • EMI/RFI options are available
  • Custom length assemblies available
  • Flexstrip jumpers in stock or built to order
  • 100% continuity tested

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Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) & Membrane Switch Termination

  • Terminated with 25+ years of expertise
  • Can replace circuit boards & wires in multiple applications
  • Centerlines of .100″ (2.54 mm) & .050″ (1.27 mm)
  • Termination of Polyester, Mylar, Kapton & Teflon Assemblies
  • Turnaround services in 3 business days
  • 100% continuity tested

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Honeywell’s Limitless™ WBX Series


Honeywell’s Limitless™ WBX Series combines the best of Honeywell’s MICRO SWITCH™ Heavy Duty limit switches with a point-to-point (P2P) network. It has a variety of remote or built-in antenna options. Wireless-enabled limit switches can be used for position sensing and presence/absence detection for an endless number of applications. The WBX Series is especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and improved safety for machines, equipment, and operators.

Potential Industries:

  • Agriculture machines
  • Door position
  • Grain diverters or flaps
  • Hose attachment verification
  • Material handling
  • Paint robotics
  • Pipeline pigs
  • Pump stroke count
  • Remote or temporary equipment
  • Safety shower alarming
  • Valve position

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Carling Technologies’ MS-Series

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The MS-Series circuit breaker by Carling Technologies is designed and tested to operate flawlessly in the harshest of environments. This class-leading, affordable circuit breaker was designed in accordance with the requirements of MILPRF-55629 and MIL STD 202, making it the best choice for those applications where shock, vibration, moisture resistance, salt spray and thermal shock are prevalent. The MS-Series’ compact size and reliability make it ideal for crucial communication equipment and other mission critical components.


Product Highlights:
  • Sealed Toggle Actuator
  • MIL-PRF-39019F Ingress Protection
  • MIL-PRF-55629 and MIL STD 202 Compliant
  • Compact Design
  • 1-3 poles; 0.2-30 amps; 65VDC, 240VAC, 120/240VAC
Typical Applications:
  • Communication Equipment
  • Off Highway Equipment
  • Construction, Mining & Agriculture
  • Generators & Power Supplies
  • Harsh Environment Applications
  • Military

Mallory New SBS and SBT Series Medical Alarms

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Mallory Sonalert offers a variety of alarms to meet customer needs. They have expanded their offerings with two new series of medical alarms.

SBS Series

The new SBS speaker series has an increased sound level (typical sound level of 100 dB @ 10 cm) while still meeting IEC 60601-1-8 requirements, making these models advantageous for louder environments, such as operating rooms.

SBT Series

The SBT medical piezo series alarms operate using an ultra-low current. With an average current level for the high priority sound of only 20 to 25 mA, these alarms are ideal for medical applications that run on batteries or use a super capacitor in power failure situations. These alarms are ready for integration into medical alarm systems, minimizing costs in terms of time, money, and effort.

Features and benefits of Mallory medical alarms:

  • DC Circuitry Included
  • Meets IEC 60601-1-8
  • PC Pins; Flange w/ Wires
  • Piezo; Speaker Technology
  • dB Distance = 10 cm
  • RoHS Compliant

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