C&K Extends Life Span of Micro-miniature, Snap-acting
The MDS Series switches feature copper alloy and silver plating to ensure durability, with an operating force of 50g max. and an operating temperature of -25°C to +70° C.
The expanded operating life and enhanced durability, combined with the multiple surface mount options, makes the microminiature MDS Series snap-acting switch well suited for telecom, medical, consumer, and other applications where detecting the presence of a mechanical device is required.
“The new MDS Series snap-acting switch has an impressive mechanical and electrical life of 100,000 operations. The device surpasses other available options on the market, and offers a life span ten times longer than previously available,” said Vinny Acampora, product manager for C&K Components. “With more than a dozen termination options, the new MDS Series switches provide a unique and flexible solution.”
The microminiature MDS Series switches are RoHS-compliant and feature a 100m ohms contact resistance. The snap-acting tactile feel switch offers a total travel of 2.9mm and a contact rating of 300mA @ 30VDC. The MDS Series’ mounting bracket ensures a robust right-angle engagement with handle mechanisms or enclosures. C&K offers designers the ability to have an SMT surface plate with or without alignment posts, and versions opening to the right or left.