VIVISUN® Lighted Pushbutton Switches

Cap Display

VIVISUN switches are long known for their superior lighting, quality and performance in full sunlight through night vision lighting conditions. Cap displays offer a wide 120 degree viewing angle and have four separate quadrants that can be controlled individually or internally jumpered. Each switch cap assembly has a unique fault-tolerant illumination circuit and offers a full complement of lighting colors, display styles and dimming features. Additionally, flexibility in voltages, dimming, sealing and circuit configurations provides substantial design options.

Cap Size Options

VIVISUN switches and annunciators offer two cap display size options as shown below. Standard Square caps offer the full range of product feature options, while Large Rectangular caps offer a larger viewing area. Both cap sizes are available with Sealed/Dripproof options and can be configured in a Short, Compact or High Capacity body. The ability to incorporate NEXSYS components in the indicator or switch body further enhances custom configuration opportunities.

Standard Square
UnsealedSealed/Dripproof
lighted pushbutton cap display, sealedlighted pushbutton cap display, unsealed
WidthHeightWidthHeight
0.75"0.75"0.96"0.96"
19 mm19 mm24.4 mm24.4 mm
Large Rectangular
UnsealedSealed/Dripproof
lighted pushbutton cap display, sealedlighted pushbutton cap display, unsealed
WidthHeightWidthHeight
1.18"0.94"1.40"1.16"
30 mm23.9 mm35.6 mm29.5 mm

Sealed/Dripproof/Dustproof Option

Standard Square and Large Rectangular cap displays are available with a Sealed/Dripproof option that comes supplied with a mounting sleeve, sealed mounting spacer, sealed mounting flange and sealed cap. The seal is made from ZZ-R-765 silicone rubber with a black matte finish. The seal effectively prevents the leakage of water, sand and dust through the instrument panel. This option meets the dripproof, watertight and splashproof requirements of MIL-PRF-22885F and MIL-STD-108.

Cap Voltage Options

Standard Square and Large Rectangular cap displays offer voltage options as indicated below.

Standard Square
Voltage Options
28 VDC, 28 VAC, 5 VDC, 5 VAC, 115 V 400Hz, 115 V 40Hz
Large Rectangular
Voltage Options
28 VDC

Cap Display Segmentation

Standard Square and Large Rectangular cap displays can be segmented into up to four quadrants as shown below. VIVISUN switch/annunciators can also be mounted in a 90° rotation with rotated legends to achieve additional layout options. For more information on rotated mounting, please refer to the Product Datasheet, here.

Cap Segmentation

Cap Display Types

Caps can be configured in the deadface and visible legend display styles shown below. The minimum luminance levels for each display type are shown at the rated voltage. Type S (deadface) display style meets the most stringent sunlight readability and contrast requirements. Except for Type W, display types can be different for each display quadrant. Type N is a non-dimmable display type.

Deadface Cap Display
Visible Cap Display

Cap Lighting Color Options

VIVISUN caps can be configured in thirteen aviation and NVIS lighting colors. NVIS Red meets the requirements of MIL-STD-3009, while NVIS Alt. Red offers a truer red hue that may be preferable in non-MIL applications.

Aviation Colors (For All Display Types)

Aviation Color - BlueAviation Color - GreenAviation Color - WhiteAviation Color - YellowAviation Color - Red

 

NVIS Colors (For Display Types S, B, N and A)

NVIS Color - BlueNVIS Color - Green ANVIS Color - Green BNVIS Color - WhiteNVIS Color - Yellow ANVIS Color - Yellow BNVIS Color - RedNVIS Color - Alt. Red

Cap Display Fonts

The following fonts have been optimized for use on VIVISUN cap displays. The table below shows the fonts used for each font size and selected display type. Additionally, our online Part Configurator has a library of 100+ commonly used symbols.

Cap Display Fonts
Standard SquareLarge Rectangular
Alternate Gothic Display
Character Heights: .072", .090"
Alternate Gothic Display
Character Heights: .072", .090"
Futura Medium Condensed
Display Types B, D, N, A and W
Character Heights: .109", .125", .156"
Futura Medium Condensed
Display Types B, D, N, A and W
Character Heights: .109", .125", .156", .180", .220"
Globe Condensed
Display Type S Only
Character Heights: .109", .125", .156"
Globe Condensed
Display Type S Only
Character Heights: .109", .125", .156", .180", .220"

Custom Fonts, Symbols and Artwork

VIVISUN caps can support the use of your own custom fonts, symbols and artwork as part of the cap display legend. Please contact us for more information on using custom fonts and artwork as cap display legends.