New Switchcraft, Inc. Sealed Power Plugs and Jacks in Stock at Digi-Key Corporation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 13, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Switchcraft, Inc.'s sealed power plugs and jacks.

Switchcraft Sealed Power Plugs and JacksSwitchcraft's sealed power plugs and jacks are available for purchase on Digi-Key's Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

These weather resistant, waterproof power plugs and jacks are designed for use in harsh environments and have an IP68/NEMA 250 (6P) rating. These connectors are available in several pin diameters and are rated to carry 5A up to 30VDC at 65°C. The sealed power plugs and jacks are designed for outdoor, medical and lighting conditions in which a weather resistant or waterproof connection is required.

Features of Switchcraft's sealed power plugs and jacks include multiple pin diameters, automatic AC-to-DC switchover allowed by sleeve shunt spring, an optional IP rated cap (JCAP) that protects the jack when not in use, and available over-molded options. Applications include outdoor power supplies, medical equipment, and lighting connections.

"Switchcraft is a leading manufacturer of harsh environment connectors and custom molded cable assemblies," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive and electromechanical product. "Digi-Key's partnership with Switchcraft allows our customers to choose from a broad array of jacks, plugs, connectors, switches and more to meet their design needs. We are confident Switchcraft's new sealed power plugs and jacks will prove to be beneficial to our customers."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Switchcraft

Switchcraft, Inc. was established in 1946 to manufacture jacks, plugs, and switches and is a leading supplier of a broad line of components for the audio, video, telecommunication, computer, medical, security/safety, lighting, transportation, and instrumentation industries. Switchcraft's basic line has grown to include five product families: connectors, jacks, plugs, switches, molded cable assemblies and patchbays. With over 5,000 standard products and thousands of variations, Switchcraft is proud to offer a limited warranty on all products. For more information, visit

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.