C&K door interlock switch with circuit interruption

17th October 2013
Nat Bowers

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.

Ideal for gaming and vending machines, the rugged snap-mount interlock pushbutton switch has a push / pull feature to break power when the machine door is open for trouble-shooting, maintenance or repair. With a long operating life of 50k at 10 amp and 100k at 0.1 amp, the DS Series switches enable a multitude of design options due to their unique construction that combines quick assembly and prolonged performance.

The DS Series interlock pushbutton switches feature rugged copper alloy, silver-plated common terminals and F5-rated, gold-plated over silver alloy contacts for robust performance. Their dielectric strength is measured at 1500V (50-60Hz at sea level) and insulated to 100m? (minimum) with initial contact resistance rated at 30 milliohms.

The reliable single- or double-pole double-throw DS Series switches are RoHS-compliant and made of halogen-free material.

Vinny Acampora, product manager at C&K Components, comments: "The DS Series switches provide functionality ideal for gaming and vending machines. The snap-mount interlock pushbutton switch design enables frequent manual circuit interruptions while maintaining a long operating lifespan."

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