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Switch with backlit illumination suits GPS apps

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Quad Navigation switch

C&K Components rolls the Quad Navigation switch assembly with backlit illumination and painted and laser etched buttons designed specifically for GPS and communications applications, off-road vehicles, material handling equipment and instrumentation panels.

The Quad Navigation switch assembly features an operating force of 2N and minimum electrical and mechanical life to 30,000 cycles. Continuous operating voltage ranges from 10Vdc to 30Vdc, maximum switch current is 50mA and operating temperature ranges from -40C to +85C. The quad switch assembly is constructed with a glass-filled PBT housing and PBT cover. The RoHS-compliant switch assembly is also available with custom graphics and colors.

"In some applications like GPS navigation, customers have requested a solution that can't be accidentally actuatedespecially if there is a "911" function on the devicewhile others require backlit illumination of the switches for various navigation functions for night use," said Kyle Peterson, worldwide product manager for C&K Components.

"The versatile Quad Navigation switch assembly features four uniformly backlit tactile switches, with the option to have one of the switches recessed to prevent accidental actuation. With the additional features of the fully decorated face surface and a wire harness to plug into the receiver box, we are able to provide customers with a one-stop-shop solution to meet a variety of application needs."

Typical pricing for the Quad Navigation switch assembly is approximately $7.90 each in quantities of 1,000 pieces. Lead time is from six to eight weeks.

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