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Antimicrobial Rocker Switches - Miniature H8500 Series

Microbes such as bacteria, mould and fungi occur in even the cleanest environment but due to their nature they can quickly multiply on surfaces. A switch is often the first point of contact when a user interacts with a product, and as a result is a surface where microbes are often spread. There are two basic types of antimicrobial technology available to treat surfaces - organic and inorganic. This range of Arcolectric antimicrobial switches are inorganic which provides safe, long lasting and built-in antimicrobial protection. Inorganic antimicrobials such as silver are non toxic and safer to use than organic antimicrobials.
BioCote® silver ion technology is incorporated into this range of Arcolectric’s switch products at the time of manufacture to provide proven, built-in antimicrobial protection against a wide range of micro-organisms, including bacteria, mould, and viruses for the expected lifetime of the product without breaking down, washing off or wearing off the product over time. The BioCote® antimicrobial protection reduces levels of microbes on surfaces by up to 99.99%. All BioCote® protected products are validated and quality tested to ISO 22196 where applicable, in an independent laboratory. Only products that demonstrate over a 95% reduction in bacteria are able to use the BioCote® brand as a guarantee of antimicrobial performance. 
Arcolectric’s antimicrobial switches are suitable for use in a wide range of industries including healthcare, laboratory science, education, catering, leisure and many more public places.

This range of double pole, antimicrobial, miniature curved rocker switches are available with latching action contacts in a choice of illuminated or non illuminated actuators. Each rocker switch body has a matt surface finish that snap fits into panel cut-outs with a panel thickness of between 0.75 and 3mm, the fixing ribs on the switch housing ensures a tight fit. A transparent protective cover is available to protect the rocker switches from dust and water ingression and to give the rocker switch actuator an IP65 rating.
BioCote® antimicrobial additive, independently tested to ISO22196
High inrush rating, 85A to EN61058-1
Actuators with white power on/off legend 'I O'
Contact distance 3mm
Class II compliant
UL 94 V-2 flammability rated
Behind panel depth 22.5mm
Industry standard panel cut - 12.9x19.3mm, see stock number 600-155 for a suitable hole cutter
Electrical connection via 4.8x0.8mm Faston/Quick Connect style tab terminals, see stock number 488-1241typically

Cross Reference
Antimicrobial Version RS Stock Number Non-Antimicrobial (Standard) Version RS Stock Number
H8550VBACAB 749-2409 H8550VBACA 228-4581
H8553VBN ACB 749-2412 H8553VBN AA 318-042
H8553VBN CRB 749-2403 H8553VBN AB 318-058


The current rating and life expectancy figures quoted are nominal, please see datasheet for further ratings.
For standard, non antimicrobial versions of the 8500 series see stock number 278-9913 typically.
See stock number 749-2478 for a suitable push-on splashproof protective cover.




Antimicrobial Rocker Switches

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Contact Configuration DPST
Switch Operation On-Off
Panel Cut Out Width 12.9mm
Panel Cut Out Height 19.4mm
Contact Current Rating 15 A @ 250 V ac
Actuator Colour Green
IP Rating IP40
Terminal Type Quick Connect
Legend Text On (symbol); Off (symbol)
Actuator Shape Rectangular
Contact Resistance 100mΩ
Case Material Nylon
Contact Material Silver Alloy
Panel Cut Out Size 19.4 x 12.9mm

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