Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Knitter-switch launches new switch series

Knitter-switch announces a new tact switch series that will find wide application in industry, in medical systems, consumer electronics and the automotive sector.

Switches in the TSS 650 series are small, surface mount tact switches that provide an extra long travel of 1.3mm, compared to the industry "norm" of just 0.25mm. Because the switch incorporates a silicone dome, there is no audible click during operation but there is nevertheless excellent tactile feedback for the user. This can be very useful in broadcast and medical environments.

The new switch has a body which measures just 6 x 6mm with a height off the board of 5mm. Designed to be lead-free reflow solderable at up to 260ºC, the use of J hooks saves further board space. Operating temperature range is very wide, at –40 to +85ºC.

The switches have a long mechanical life with a minimum of 30000 cycles, contact ratings of 12VDC, 50mA and a low contact resistance of 100mΩ.

According to knitter-switch, applications of the new tact switches include industrial front panels, home entertainment products, medical systems and automotive electronics.

Knitter-switch TSS 650 tact switches are available from stock and from a number of distributors throughout Europe. Samples are usually available on next day delivery.

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