PR087 - Released May 2012

Pushbutton Switch from knitter-switch features fast-on tabs for quick and solder-free cable connection

Pushbutton Switch from knitter-switch features fast-on tabs for quick and solder-free cable connection

  • Range of button and LED colours
  • IP67 rated from front

knitter-switch, one of Europe’s leading switch manufacturers, announces a panel-mount pushbutton switch that can be quickly mounted and easily connected for use in a wide variety of applications including power supply equipment, solar controllers, automotive service systems, vending machines, alarm panels and battery chargers.

The DPW-FO/DPWL-FO series pushbutton switches are available in snap-in and threaded panel mounting options and are simple to connect to equipment via 2.8 x 0.4mm fast-on tabs for rapid solder-free termination. Switching contacts are rated at 400mA @ 32VAC, 100mA @ 50VDC and 125mA @ 125VAC and the operating temperature range is -30 to +85ºC. Mechanical life of the switch is >1,000,000 operations and electrical life is >500,000 cycles.

Rated to IP67 from the front, DPW-FO/DPWL-FO series switches can be supplied in a number of button colours as well as a range of round and square, plastic and metal cases.

LED illumination in numerous single colour and bi-colours is also an option although this requires the use of solder terminals.

All DPW-FO/DPWL-FO switches features gold plated contacts and terminals.
Standard switches are available from a number of distributors throughout Europe. Samples are usually available on next day delivery. For more information visit


Editors Note: The attached image shows the new knitter-switch DPW-FO/DPWL-FO series “quick connect” pushbutton switch.

About knitter-switch

knitter-switch is one of Europe’s leading switch manufacturers. Since its foundation in 1966, knitter-switch has remained at the forefront of switch technology and now provides an unrivalled range of switching solutions from basic toggle types to membranes and tactile switches for today’s complex communications applications.

knitter-switch has its headquarters near Munich and has subsidiary companies in the UK, France and Asia and strategic alliances with a number of leading distributors. The company’s website can be found on

Editors, for further information contact:

Irene Külb
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