American Research and Engineering

Application: Passenger Vehicle, Light Duty truck, Class 8 truck
Description: Normally Closed or Resisitve Ladder Rocker Switch
Options: A-Symetric, Symetric, Indented, or High Curvature switch cover
Graphics: Plus/Minus or CUSTOM

Mechanical Specifications

Temperature Range: -40 °C + 105 °C
Cycle Life: ~300,000 cycles
Approx. Package Size:18mm x 28mm x 19mm
Custom Wire Lengths:50mm min, 3 meter max
Nominal Switch Point:75% – 85% of Full Travel
Full Switch Travel: 9° rotation from neutral or 1.5mm at 10mm from center
Nominal Actuation Force: 2.5N with 30% tactile ratio
Max Applied Force: 150N+ Max Overload Force in any direction

Electrical Specifications

Rated Voltage: 5.0-24VDC
Rated Power: 5W Max.
Low Current Applications: Carbon Contacts, 5.0mA – 30mA, 100Ω Max Resistance
High Current Applications: Gold Contacts, 5.0mA – 300mA, 50mΩ Max Resistance
Resistive Ladder Applications: Gold Contacts, 5.0mA – 20mA, 50mΩ Max Resistance
>Specific Resistance values can be developed
>Contact Bounce: < 10ms for all applications
>1 MΩ Circuit Isolation for all applications.

Welcome to the ARE Custom Component Builder

With our easy to use customization tool, you can create your switch, your way. If you require an option that is not listed below, just contact us! The ARE Tech Team will assist you in building the best product to meet your specifications/requirements.

Click the box that corresponds with your choice of options listed in the below table. The code for that option will drop down to the part number field at the bottom of the table, creating the custom part number to your switch. It’s that simple! Use that part number to place your order or for contacting ARE for more information.

Product Code

  • Rocker Switch (RS)

Switch Cover

  • A-Symetric (AS)
  • Symetric (SY)
  • Indented (IN)
  • High Curvature (HC)


  • No Graphics (NG)
  • Plus Minus (PM)
  • Custom Graphics (CG)

Electrical Specifications

  • Carbon Contacts (CC)
  • Gold Contacts (GC)
  • Resistive Ladder (RL)
  • Resistive Ladder Customer Specified (RC)
  • Customer Specified Contacts (CS)

Mounting Specifications

  • Low Profile Pannel (LP)
  • Pannel w/ Quick Connect (PQ)
  • Pannel w/ Solder (PS)
  • Low Profile Leaded (LL)

Wire Length

  • 50mm (0050)
  • 3m (3000)
  • Customer Specified (XXXX)

Wire Bonding

  • Wire Bond (WB)
  • No Wire Bond (NW)
  • Fabric Tape (FT)

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