Sealed, Ultra-Miniature Pushbutton Switch from C&K Components Saves Assembly Time and Money

Miniature size, versatility make FP Series switch ideal for use in telecom, datacom applications…

Newton, MA, August 03, 2011 --( C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed an ultra-miniature pushbutton switch that saves assembly time and money. Designated the FP Series, the totally sealed construction utilizes an o-ring between the actuator and bushing, which prevents contamination. This sealing feature allows for automated soldering and cleaning, which saves time and money during the assembly process. The RoHS-compliant switches are available in both vertical and right angle mount configurations, and offer an extended operating life to 50,000 cycles.

The miniature FP Series switches only measure 5.6mm x 7mm, with a board height of only 5mm for the right angle version and 4.5mm x 7mm, with a board height of only 5.6mm for the vertical version. With its ultra miniature size and versatility via the vertical and right angle mount configurations, the FP Series pushbutton switches are ideal for use in telecom and datacom applications.

The FP Series switches feature gold over nickel-plated contacts and are available with or without a white, black or red cap.

The FP Series switches feature a contact resistance of 10mA @ 2VDC, with an initial contact resistance of 80mΩ maximum. Dielectric withstanding voltage is 500VDC between terminals/1 minute, while insulation resistance is 500MΩ minimum @ 500VDC. Typical bounce time is ≤10ms. Maximum operating force is 6.9N and mechanical travel is 1.0mm. Operating temperature ranges from -20ºC to +80ºC. The FP Series switches are available in tray and bulk bag packaging.

About C&K Components
C&K Components is a division of CoActive Technologies, a privately held company manufacturing electromechanical switches, interface controls, keypads, dome arrays and modules.

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