During my recent factory visit I explained to MENTOR that Multitron’s UK Design Engineers were loving the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of MENTOR’s illuminated switch cap solutions but many were asking for round / circular versions rather than square.  I quite reasonably berated MENTOR for their short-sightedness in not supplying these.

You know those looks you sometimes get – no one actually says anything but something’s not quite right?  That’s what I got!

Upon my departure I was presented with two samples, which I subsequently photographed and show the images here.  The complete demo board is shown above and the “exploded” component version is below.   They are self-explanatory and clearly illustrate how MENTOR’s square illuminated switch caps can be used to deliver a round / circular  illuminated switch, based on either tact or dome switches.

Of course, I and all my requesting customers knew about this simple and obvious solution but we just wanted to test that MENTOR was as innovative as they claim to be!

To find out more about MENTOR’s ranges of cost-effective solutions for illuminated switch caps for tactile, snap dome and Micon 5 switches and see a video of them functioning please visit this page of our main web site.

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