C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has introduced the PTS645V Series surface mount side-actuated momentary-action tactile switches, designed for instrumentation, set-top and cable access boxes, home and garden equipment, and consumer electronics applications.
“These vertically-oriented, compact tactile switches feature robust PCB soldering pads for a secure, surface mount connection,” explained Jerome Smolinski, senior product manager at C&K. “With an operating life of 100,000 cycles, the PTS645V Series devices are ideal for a wide range of consumer electronics and instrumentation applications that require a rugged momentary action switch.”
The PTS645V Series devices are vertically-oriented single pole, single throw (SPST), normally-open (NO) momentary-action tactile switches that are designed to be surface mounted to the PCB. Rated for 12VDC and 50mA, the PTS645V Series feature a travel distance of 0.25mm (+0.2/-0.1mm), and a choice of actuation forces (100gf, ±30, dark gray), and (160gf ±50, yellow green), with a bounce time of ≤10ms.
All versions of the PTS645V Series switches have 6mm x 6mm footprint, and feature a 100,000 life cycle (minimum), and an operating temperature range from -20°C to 70°C. They are RoHS-compliant and conform to IEC61760-1 infrared reflow soldering standards.