An overview of MENTOR’s THT component range

MENTOR's Through Hole Technology components include 7 segment displays and LED display systems, front panels and mounting accessories plus a THT switch series including toggle and slide switches and THT component accessories.

Front Panels & Mounting Accessories for 19” Rack Systems

Front Panels

MENTOR’s Front Panels are designed for use in 19“ rack systems, as defined in DIN 41494, part 8. Various options and sizes are provided, including blank panels and panels with apertures.

Mounting Accessories

MENTOR provides a range of Mounting Accessories, including PCB mounting guides; covers for unused front-panel apertures and handles for front-panel mounting.

THT Switches

THT Toggle Switches – Momentary and Permanent Options

MENTOR's THT Toggle Switch range consists of many variations of single-pole and two-pole versions, with a wide choice of shapes, dimensions and sizes. Both momentary and permanent switch operations are offered.

THT Slide Switches

MENTOR’s THT Slide Switches are single-pole switches, available in a single size. They are assembled in a black pastic housing.

THT Push-Button Switches – Momentary and Permanent Options

MENTOR's THT Push-Button Switches, come in a huge choice of shapes, dimensions and sizes. Both momentary and permanent switch operations are available. Single-pole and two-pole version are also provided. Some versions have integral neon status lamps.

THT Rotary Switches

MENTOR’s Rotary Switches are available with several useful options: 1-5 pole; multiposition; screwdriver operation etc. Rotary Switches suitable for harsh industrial applications are also offered.

THT Binary-Coded Rotary Switches

MENTOR’s THT Binary-Coded Rotary Switches are available with 10- or 16-postion options. Operation is carried out either by using a small screwdriver or by hand-turning a knob. The switches feature a precision notch-action.

THT Miniature Key Switches

MENTOR’s range of THT Miniature Key Switches are designed to prevent unauthorised system access. The key is supplied with a chain for convenient and secure storage.

THT LED Display Systems

THT Single LEDs – Horizontally-Mounted - Ø3mm and Ø5mm

MENTOR’s THT ranges of horizontally-radiating LEDs utilise a clever universal clip-on system. The LEDs are available in different colours, diameters and LED lengths. The longer LED lengths provide a gap between the PCB and the front panel, ensuring increased ESD protection characteristics.

THT Matrix LED Arrays – Horizontally-Mounted – Ø2mm and Ø3mm

MENTOR offers various THT Array configurations: 1Row/2 LEDs; and 1 Row/3 LEDs. Many different colours are offered.

THT Matrix LED Arrays – Vertically-Mounted – Ø3mm

MENTOR offers various THT Array configurations: 2 Rows/2 Columns; 2 Rows/3 Columns; 2 Rows/4 Columns; and 2 Rows/8 Columns. Many different colours are offered.

“Scaleable” and “Configurable” THT LED System

This modular THT LED System from MENTOR is fully-scaleable ie LED modules can be clipped together to produce a line of LEDS. In this way, designers can choose and configure their own pre-defined pattern of LED colours.

Potentiometers and Fuse Holders

THT Potentiometers

MENTOR’s range of THT potentiometers are operated using a screwdriver, with a smooth, continuous rotation of 260 degrees. A fixing pin secures the potentiometer onto the printed circuit board.

THT Fuse Holders for G-Fuse Links 5x20mm

This MENTOR THT Fuse Holder is designed for G-Fuse Links 5x20mm applications. Several diffferent types are offered, as well as a transparent cover for some variants.

Jacks and Plugs

THT Test Jacks - Ø2mm

MENTOR’s THT Test Jacks are a range of insulated test terminals, suitable for Ø2mm connectors. The insulated test terminals are designed to interlock when stacking, providing stability for the printed circuit board. Some variants are available with an integral status lamp.

THT Test Jacks - Ø4mm

MENTOR’s Ø4mm THT Test Jacks are a range of insulated test terminals, suitable for Ø4mm connectors. They interlock when stacked, providing stability for the PCB. Some variants are available with an integral status warning lamp for ease-of-use.

THT Switch Jacks - Ø2mm

MENTOR THT Switch Jacks are provided with a clamp to avoid movement during soldering. A collar ensures correct alignment of the component being soldered. Some versions are available with a status lamp.

Plugs for Test and Switch Jacks - Ø2mm

MENTOR’s pin-and-socket connectors meet DIN 41649 T1 specifications. Cables can be used which have a conductor cross-sectional area of up to 0.5mm², with a maximum insulation diameter of 2.1mm.

Adaptors Similar to DIN 41616

These MENTOR Adaptors offer characteristics similar to DIN 41616.

THT 7-Segment Displays, Red

This MENTOR display is a 7-segment display, 9mm high. The terminals are gold-plated and the operating temperature is -25° to +85°C.
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