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Detect switches flaunt ultralow profile

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:detect switch? side-actuated switch? consumer electronics?

GDS series detect switches

C&K Components has developed a new series of micro-miniature, side-actuated detect switches. Designated the GDS series, the ultralow profile detect switches can be actuated from either the X or Y axes, providing maximum versatility in a variety of applications.

"Not only do the switches sit just 1.9mm off the PC board to meet size constraints, but the ability to actuate the switch from either direction combined with the extended life span make the switches ideal for a number of portable applications," said David Webber, product director for C&K. "The GDS series switches are being deployed in consumer electronics, computers, medical equipment, mobile communications devices, and ATCA and MicroTCA equipment."

The detect switch series also feature a low maximum actuation force of only 30g. Contact rating is 1mA @ 5Vdc, with a maximum initial contact resistance of 1? and a minimum insulation resistance of 100M? between adjacent contacts. Minimum mechanical and electrical life is to 100,000 cycles and operating temperature ranges from -20C to +70C. The GDS series switches are pick and place compatible and available in tape and reel packaging (5,000 pieces per reel). The switches are RoHS-compliant and compatible.

Typical pricing for the GDS series ultralow profile, micro-miniature, side-actuated detect switches is approximately $0.52 each in quantities of 10,000 pieces.

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