KSC4 Tireless Endurance Miniature Tactile Switch
By News Author | October 27, 2022
C&K expands Tireless Endurance Tactile Family with long travel version
C&K’s KSC4 Series tactile switch combines industry's highest operating life with compact 5.2 mm switch height
C&K, a Littelfuse company, has enhanced the miniature KSC Tireless Endurance (TE) tactile switch series to include a 5.2 mm height version that offers longer travel. Delivering an operating lifetime of up to 10 million cycles, the KSC4 TE switch family simplifies the design cycle and outperforms the competition for its size and force range.
Featuring a 6mm x 6mm form factor with heights of 3.5 mm and 5.2 mm, the KSC TE switch is offered in three actuation forces including 1.6, 2.8 and 4N. The compact size and design flexibility gives designers more room to add additional functionality to end-products or to reduce the PCB size. In addition, a new definition of the electrical switching position starting from the PCB level combined with tighter tolerances make the integration of the switch much easier.
The soft actuator allows for easier tolerance management with possible pre-load, and at an IP67 rating it offers strong protection against dust and water ingress. With ultra-long reliability, there is less need for costly maintenance or replacement, making the tactile switches ideal for a wide range of demanding applications including:
- Computer peripherals
“The Tireless Endurance name says it all. It is the combination of a soft actuator and a revised internal structure that enables the KSC TE to provide such high lifecycles and reliability,” said Regis Clement, Global Product Manager at C&K. “We are the first to offer this solution in the market with a 6mm x 6mm form factor. This will have a major global impact within the industry.”
C&K is now a part of Littelfuse, Inc. At C&K, we do more than just make the world’s best switches. We are trusted advisors, helping global brands and innovators improve customer satisfaction by building better products. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products, 8.5 million switch combinations, as well as custom designed solutions, to help solve the hardest engineering challenges faced in the automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace and POS terminal industries. For over 90 years, leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of electronics have turned to C&K when they require mission-critical reliability in an electromechanical switch, high-rel connector or custom assembly. The reason they keep coming back is because C&K’s innovative design, cutting-edge production process, and strict quality assurance standards produce the world's best switches and components. For more information, please visit www.ckswitches.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.