C&K Components has expanded its popular KSC Series sealed tactile
switch offering to include a version with customizable actuation and button
height. The surface mountable KSC9 Series switch delivers a specific
actuator with a groove for button clipping and compatibility. The
IP67-sealed KSC9 Series tactile switch features a unique design that
provides simple integration by way of adjustable height with buttons, full
SMD pick-and-place capability, and overload resistance.
The rugged KSC9 Series has an extended life expectancy of 300,000
actuations, making it ideal for harsh environment applications including
industrial electronics, network equipment, and telecommunications devices.
"The new KSC9 Series switch is a welcome addition to the KSC Series product
family. Not only is it fully compatible for mixing and matching with
existing KSC Series designs, but its customizable options make the KSC9
Series able to satisfy virtually any haptic requirement in a variety of
harsh environment applications," said Eric Grange, product manager for C&K
The SPST momentary switch improves upon other available designs by
sustaining better guidance and tactile effects with top actuation capacity.
The ideal operating temperature range for the KSC9 Series is -40ºC/+85ºC but
can work in specific applications under a peak of up to +125ºC. The
operating force of the switch is 2N, 3N, and 4N.