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ROLLING MEADOWS, IL - Noble U.S.A., Inc. has introduced its RDS Series multifunction switch with dual shafts for applications requiring multiple control functions from a single input device. Housed in a lightweight, yet highly durable package, the RDS Series is suitable for applications demanding versatile performance from a single, compact component. These include portable, handheld control units used in consumer electronics, robotics, GPS systems, and light industrial equipment.

The outer shaft of the RDS Series switch offers 360° endless rotation with an integrated spring-return jog. It offers a rotational torque of 6.8mNm and a 100,000 cycle operating life. The inner shaft features an outer 4-way switch with a center push switch. Its rotational torque is 1.75Nm and it has a 50,000-cycle operating life.

The RDS Series has a switch rating of 5V DC, 10mA and an operating temperature of -10°C to 60°C. Its dimensions measure 34.6mm(L) X 37.5mm(W) X 9.5mm(H). It is offered with PC-pin or flex-tail terminations. An optional knob is also available. Pricing for the RDS Series multifunction switch (without knob) is $2.50 each in quantities of 1,000 units.

To obtain additional information or a free sample of the RDS Series multifunction switch, contact Tom Guarise, Noble U.S.A., Inc., 5450 Meadowbrook Industrial Court, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 60008. Telephone: 847/364-6038. Fax: 847/364-6045. Web: E-mail:

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