MENTOR’s miniature light guides feature radiating surfaces of 2mm diameter and a grid dimension of 2.54mm. Compared with conventional 5.08mm grid light guides, these miniaturised versions allow twice the number of display elements within the same physical width. This offers design engineers a whole new range of possibilities, particularly when space is restricted.
These clever standard MENTOR products are available in a number of variations and share the common feature of providing an innovative and cost-effective solution for illuminated switch applications. Given that you are unlikely to ever search for “illuminated switch caps”, please let us brief you on how you can exploit the concept!
MENTOR have completely updated and redesigned their Plastic and Metal Knobs catalogue, adding in all of their latest knob introductions. The catalogue has an all-new design, and is available for immediate PDF download – why not Download the Plastic and Metal Knobs Catalogue now!
New Electromechanical SMD / THT Components Catalogue
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New MENTOR Plastic and Metal Knobs Catalogue
7-segment displays are nothing new but these innovative MENTOR ones are – they lack LEDs! Instead, the customer provides its own SMD LEDs (even RGB) and mounts them on the PCB using a cost-effective manufacturing process. The MENTOR light guide based 7-segment displays are push-fitted to the board at the end of production.
See working demos of miniature light guides, light guide-based 7-segment displays and illuminated switch caps for dome switches, all in “technicolour action”. View the video to fully understand how these components can enhance your products!