The MK24 is constructed of a rugged over-molded package containing the hermetically sealed reed switch. Requiring no external power to operate, the MK24 is especially suitable for applications with low power and space limitations. They are widely used in electronic printed circuit boards (PCBs) where all components are surface mounted, telecommunication applications, hook switches in mobile and hard wired phones, as well as for microphone switching elements.
The MK24 is available in both normally open and normally closed versions, in five contact sensitivity ranges and three surface mount lead designs – flat straight cut axial lead for PCB mounting; flat, bent SMD gull-wing lead; and J-lead. The sensors are supplied taped and reeled and are suitable for use on pick-and-place component placement systems.