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Eaton Corp. Expands Vehicle Controls Product Offerings

Fri February 06, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has expanded its vehicle controls product offering with a new above-panel Sealed Vehicle Rocker (SVR) and XT Series Toggles. Eaton’s SVR offers features such as an IP68 seal at the integrated connector interface, which allows the switch to function underwater. In addition, the XT Series Toggles provide a standard high rating for both single and double pole applications.

The SVR is designed to meet the rigorous requirements of the marine, heavy-duty truck, specialty, utility, agriculture and construction vehicle markets; whereas the XT Series Toggles are designed to meet the varied needs of a broad range of applications, including commercial and industrial equipment, industrial machinery and automation, medical equipment, military communications and surveillance, and rail systems.

“Eaton is committed to development of state-of-the-art vehicle control solutions that meet the requirements of a broad spectrum of industries,” said Zari Talebi, marketing communications manager, Eaton Corporation. “Both the SVR and XT Series Toggles are designed to handle a wide range of applications and conditions, and are easy-to-install.”

The XT Series Toggle line offers a wide range of switching circuits, functions and accessories. Ratings for single- and double-pole include 20 amperes at 125 volts AC and 10 amperes at 277 volts AC to handle more severe inductive, motor and lamp loads. Additionally, XT Series Toggles have a high standard horsepower rating of 1.5 hp (1.1 kW) from 125 to 250 volts AC for double pole applications. Easy to install, the toggles have an industry standard .480-in. (1.2 cm) diameter mounting hole.

The above-panel SVR switch has an umbrella rocker button and bezel-less frame, made to deflect moisture and debris from entering under the rocker button. It has been tested to IP68 seal level, allowing submersion of the switch under water, and includes the ability to seal the switch terminal to the harness interface.

The SVR’s key features and benefits include:

• Submersion seal level of IP68

• Up to 250,000 cycle mechanical life

• Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting available for 12 and 24 volt applications

• Standard and over-voltage protected LEDs

• Ten terminal construction meets most circuit requirements

• Provides front to back enclosure seal with optional panel seal

• Industry standard panel cut-out (1.5 by .8 in. [3.7 by 2.1 cm])

• Larger surface for actuation

• Polarized, IP68 sealed, positive locking connector

SVR accessories include panel plug, connector, gang mount panel adaptors, palm guard frame and snap-in-lens indicators.

Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer, Moeller, Powerware, Holec, MEM, Santak, and MGE Office Protection Systems, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential and OEM markets worldwide.

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