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C&K Components names John Boucher CEO

C&K Components has announced the appointment of John J. Boucher as chief executive officer. John Boucher brings more than 30 years of diversified experience with leading global companies within the high-tech electronics manufacturing and services segment to C&K.
19th April 2016

Switches provide customisable switching solutions with gold contacts

Switches provide customisable switching solutions with gold contacts
C&K Components now offers its popular D Series miniature snap-in power rocker switches with gold contacts. Designed for low voltage, low current applications in a variety of circuits, the industry-standard ½” x ¾” (19x12mm) D Series snap-in power rockers with gold contacts provide more reliable switching performance at lower power ratings than the series’ standard silver contacts, which require higher power to resist tarnish buildup and prevent performance degradation.
23rd November 2015

Tactile switch range features 200,000-use operating cycles

Tactile switch range features 200,000-use operating cycles
C&K Components has developed a series of surface mount top-actuated tactile switches with a range of actuation forces and extended operating lifecycles. The KSH series tactile switches are RoHS-compliant, single-pole, single-throw, top-actuated surface mount devices with a ‘soft touch’ tactile feel and a range of operating force ratings (1.6, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5N) with a travel distance of 1.3mm.
17th November 2014


Surface mount tactile switches offer small footprint

Surface mount tactile switches offer small footprint
Offered with a range of actuation forces and extended operating lifecycles, a series of surface mount top-actuated tactile switches has been announced by C&K Components. Housed in a 6.3x6.3x5.0mm package, the KSH series SPST (single-pole, single-throw) top-actuated switches have a "soft touch" tactile feel (according to the manufacturer).
16th July 2014

Switches prevent fraud with tamper-proof design

Switches prevent fraud with tamper-proof design
Featuring detect interlock and movement functionality, the MS Series signals an expansion of C&K Component's portfolio of subminiature snap-acting switches. The switches provide customers with customization options to meet smart and industrial meter application requirements.
28th January 2014

MIL-S-83731 qualified switches for military & aerospace

MIL-S-83731 qualified switches for military & aerospace
Designed for military, aerospace and other high-reliability applications, the MIL-S-83731 qualified toggle switches from C&K Components are designed to provide reliable long term switching. The switches are rated for logic level up to 5A resistive loads and 2A inductive loads for use in various applications.
18th December 2013

Economical SPDT pushbutton switches with latching contacts

Economical SPDT pushbutton switches with latching contacts
C&K Components announce the release of the economical PS Series pushbutton switches with a full 4.5 mm of travel. Featuring latching contacts, the new single pull double throw PS Series switches are designed to work in conjunction with standard male commercial pin and socket connectors, 1.57 mm sq (0.062” sq) pins with 4.05 mm (0.16”) spacing.
3rd December 2013

Switch series for products with board & height restrictions

Switch series for products with board & height restrictions
C&K Components has today announced the expansion of its family of low-profile, cost-effective miniature slide switches. Now available in both SPDT and SP3T models, the PCM series slide switches are specifically designed for applications with significant board space and height restrictions.
4th November 2013

C&K door interlock switch with circuit interruption

C&K door interlock switch with circuit interruption
C&K Components have today announced the introduction of the DS Series door interterlock switches. Designed to provide design flexibility by offering latching or momentary actions along with a variety of integration options, the DS Series switches can be used for detection and circuit interruption functions.
17th October 2013

Industry's most compact EN-14604 certified switch

Industry's most compact EN-14604 certified switch
C&K Components has expanded its line of switch products for smoke detectors in support of the new European EN-14604 standard. According to the new regulation, all smoke detectors sold in the European Union must include the CE marking and comply with EN-14604 standards, which require all smoke detectors to be equipped with a test button.
7th October 2013

Miniature slide switches with actuators down to 1mm

Miniature slide switches with actuators down to 1mm
C&K Components has today announced a new series of low-profile, cost-effective miniature slide switches, designated the JS Slide Series. The new miniature slide switches are ideal for applications with limited PC board space and height restrictions, including mobile telecommunications, computer peripherals, instrumentation and remote-control equipment.
17th September 2013

Heavy-duty rocker switches from C&K Components

Heavy-duty rocker switches from C&K Components
C&K Components has today announced a new heavy-duty rocker switch, the SW Series, featuring an extended operating life beyond 6,000 cycles. Available in single pole single throw, single pole double throw and double pole single throw versions, the SW Series rocker switches are rated up to 16A and are available in a wide variety of designs.
7th August 2013

The smaller the better

The smaller the better
With demand for ever-smaller portable devices, developments in the design and manufacture of miniature switches can really drive down the physical volume of consumer devices. Jerome Smolinski, Senior Product Manager at C&K Components, explores more in this ES Design magazine article.
6th August 2013

C&K announce miniature IP65-rated waterproof rocker switches

C&K Components has today announced several new series of IP65-rated waterproof miniature rocker switches. The D Series, DA Series and DM Series of miniature IP65-rated rocker switches feature a splash proof rubber boot option for waterproofing. Suited for applications including appliances, computers & peripherals, medical instrumentation, and electric tools, the new switches are available in multiple versions and styles.
25th July 2013

C&K Components’ Microminiature SMT Side Actuated Switch Provides Strong Shear Resistance, Extended Operating Life

C&K Components’ Microminiature SMT Side Actuated Switch Provides Strong Shear Resistance, Extended Operating Life
C&K Components has developed a new SMT side actuated switch series that increases operating life while reducing the footprint. The microminiature PTS 840 Series switch is available with front PIP leads that deliver strong shear resistance and higher reliability than other technologies. Combining small size, an extended life span of up to 100,000 cycles, and an optional ESD pin, the robust PTS 840 Series switch is ideal for inclusion in a variety of systems where PCB space is limited, including nomad devices, remote controls, personal health diagnostic systems, and consumer electronics applications.
19th June 2013

C&K’s New PTS 810 Series Switches Enable Visual Differentiation and Variable Operating Forces

C&K’s New PTS 810 Series Switches Enable Visual Differentiation and Variable Operating Forces
C&K Components has developed a new series of microminiature SMT top-actuated switches. Designated the PTS 810 Series, the microminiature switch has a 4.2 x 3.2mm footprint, 2.5mm height, and is ideal for control panels, nomad devices, remote controls, and keyless entry systems.
21st May 2013

C&K Develops Versatile, Microminiature SMT Detect Switches That Enable Long-Term Ruggedized Performance

C&K Develops Versatile, Microminiature SMT Detect Switches That Enable Long-Term Ruggedized Performance
C&K Components has developed a new series of microminiature IP64-sealed SMT detect switches. The low-profile JCH Series switches come in a 4.7 x 4.2mm form factor with body height of 2.2mm and an actuator height of 3.8mm.
3rd May 2013

C&K's New Ultra Low-Profile SMT Top Actuated Switch Features Unique Symbol Line Identification System

C&K's New Ultra Low-Profile SMT Top Actuated Switch Features Unique Symbol Line Identification System
C&K Components has developed the new PTS 530 Series ultra low-profile top actuated SMT switch that is ideal for consumer electronic applications. Utilizing C&K's unique symbol line identification system, design engineers can quickly and easily identify actuation force ratings, particularly valuable for designs that incorporate multiple switches.
25th April 2013

TDA Series features bifurcated contact for increased electrical reliability and consistent performance

TDA Series features bifurcated contact for increased electrical reliability and consistent performance
C&K Components has expanded its surface-mount DIP switch series to include an ultra-miniature 1-position version for hand-held and portable electronic devices. Featuring a bifurcated contact for increased electrical reliability and consistent performance, the half-pitch TDA Series DIP switches are process-sealed for surface-mount soldering and washable-processing.
4th April 2013

Vertical And Right Angle Illuminated Tactile Switches From C&K Components

Vertical And Right Angle Illuminated Tactile Switches From C&K Components
C&K Components has developed a series of vertical and right angle illuminated tactile switches for a wide range of applications. Designated the Illuminated Tactile Switch Series, the switches are available in many different single LED colours and bi-colour options that are independent from the switching function.
20th March 2013


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