The P8 series pushbutton switches feature a shortened back panel depth while offering all the features of the regular size P1 and P3 series switches. P8 series switches offer vastly improved electrical and mechanical life under extreme conditions found in most military and industrial environments. On sealed models, a silicone boot operating on our patented “rolling sleeve” principle protects the contact area against contamination at the button area. This boot provides long life and smooth operation over a wide temperature range. Sealed terminals protect the contact area from hostile environments and solder flux on both sealed and unsealed models. High contact force (120g/4.2 oz), low contact resistance (25 milliohms max) and short contact bounce are the result of our snap-action mechanism. These characteristics guarantee exceptional current carrying capabilities over the life of the switch. With the optional low level configuration the P8 is well suited to interface directly to computers and other solid state devices.