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Part No 18018831 is an obsolete and hard to find semiconductor device manufactured by Mentor Electronics. A semiconductor is a type of material that has the electrical conductivity between somewhere that of a metal such as copper and an insulator such as plastic. Silicon is an excellent example of a semiconductor used for an extensive range of applications. When doped with the measured addition of impurities, semiconductors can become n-type or p-type facilitating the passing of electric current in a desired direction. The amount of current flow and semiconductor type formed depends on the concentration and precise location of n and p-type dopants. The conductive property of semiconductors increases with increase in temperature as opposed to metals. Hence they have applications in amplification of signal, energy conversion and dealing with electrical or light fields. Semiconductors are the backbone of modern electronics as they are used to produce components like transistors, Diodes, solar cells, silicon made rectifiers and digital and analogue integrated circuits.
At Proactive Components, Inc. we stock semiconductors of various types from leading manufacturers.
Part No 18016104 is a rocker switch manufactured by Manquardt. Manquardt is a large producer of connective technology and circuit compatibility solutions. It manufactures innovative high quality switching products like switches, sensors, controls, power tool switches and automobile switches.
This particular switch is a heavy action on and off rocker switch. The switch rocks much like a rocking horse that rocks back and forth. These switches have circles on one side & on the other side they have horizontal dash lines. Rocker switches have an independent circuitry with an LED light on them that is activated both in the off and on phases hence allowing them to be easily accessible and found in dim-lit areas. They have several applications but are most commonly used in surge protectors, display monitors and computer power systems.
Part number 18016104 switch works on a 250V alternating mains power supply or a 125V direct current power supply and controls a maximum contact current of 10A.
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