Switches target smartphone and mobile device market

3rd June 2014
Staff Reporter

A family of IP67-rated switches has been extended in response to smartphone and mobile device demand for smaller and thinner electronic components. ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE's SKTD Series of side push TACT switches fulfil these mobile device demands as the height of the switch above the PCB is restricted to 1.55mm. 

The construction of the swicthes has been optimised for surface mounting to ensure outstanding strength when installed and to realise both an excellent operating feel and long operating life. Despite its compact size, the product also conforms to an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance due to a hermetically sealed contact structure created through application of proprietary mechanical engineering technology.

Furthermore, since the product is a surface mount type that can be installed directly on a PCB, a flexible or sub PCB for connecting switch and board is not required, thus contributing to cost reductions in end product design.

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