Metal Line Switches with Multicolor Illumination PSE and MCS 30

Based on the used RGB color technology, Schurter's multicolor switches with status display indicate up to seven illumination color options with just one switch

  • The MCS 30 is an alternative to the highly robust, solid state PSE
    The MCS 30 is an alternative to the highly robust, solid state PSE
  • New multicolor illumination of the PSE and MCS 30
    New multicolor illumination of the PSE and MCS 30

SCHURTER's PSE, piezo metal switch and MCS 30, mechanical metal switch series have been expanded with new illumination possibilities powered by variable input voltages.

Multicolor Illumination is Made Easy

The PSE and MCS 30 series' multicolor illumination is made easy using suitable color-coded wires in each of the illumination colors. Each color is given a specific voltage between 5 to 28 VDC. The constant brightness intensity is maintained regardless of applied voltage. The standard version is offered in red, green, and blue. Additional color options include yellow, cyan, magenta and white, which can be made through additive color mixing.

As soon as the 2 or 3 wires are supplied with the applied voltage at the same time, the result is a mixed color. The traffic light colors of red, green and yellow (RGY) for status indication are also available as a standard version. No additive color mixing is required to produce the color yellow.

Application Range Expanded

The new RGB multicolor illumination option greatly expands the application range of the PSE and MCS 30 button style switches. The PSE is available in 22 / 24 / 27 / 30 mm diameters; the MCS 30 is available with a 30 mm diameter. The PSE has an IP69K ingress protection rating. It has no moving actuator and is thus absolutely impervious to any leaks or accumulation of dirt underneath or around the switch surface. This technology is ideal for hygiene-related applications such as medical equipment, food processing equipment and outdoor applications subject to vandalism such as ticketing machines.

The MCS 30 is an alternative to the highly robust, solid state PSE. It is also designed for demanding applications, although it uses a tactile switch that provides a clear haptic feedback. It has a lifetime rating of one million actuations, as opposed to the PSE's 20 million operations. The switch contacts are sealed from the front and rated IP65.

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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