C&K, a manufacturer of electromechanical switches, announced the launch of its PTS841 microminiature side-actuated switch for handheld and wearable devices. This completes C&K's PTS family of side-actuated switches, which are developed for applications where space is tight, including wearables, IoT, mobile devices, consumer electronics, control panels and remote controls.
The PTS841 switch is provided in space-efficient packaging measuring 3.6 x 3.5mm, and just 1.25mm in height. This enables OEMs to use it in slim products, thus saving on PCB and case costs. It also has surface-mount terminations and can be fully integrated into standard and reflow soldering and production processes, in accordance with IEC61760-1.
Additionally, the switch includes a peg option, which reinforces the shear strength on the PCB, and an ESD pin option, which protects the device from electrostatic discharges.
Two versions of PTS841 are available, with actuation forces of 180gf and 250gf. The switch has an operating life of 100,000 cycles, is RoHS compliant, has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, and is rated to IP40 for ingress protection.
For more information on C&K's new PTS841, visit https://www.ckswitches.com/products/switches/product-details/Tactile/PTS841/.
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