Competitively-priced tact switch for home automation and IoT electronics applications

23-04-2019 | C&K Components | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

C&K has launched a new sub-miniature PTS815 tact switch directed at design engineers creating home automation and IoT electronic devices. With PCB space at a premium within consumer electronics devices, the ultra-compact switch meets the growing demand for high quality and competitively priced switch solutions for large volume manufacturing.

With a 4.2mm x 3.2mm footprint and a thickness of only 2.5mm, the switch provides electronics designers the freedom to attach other components on the PCB which would otherwise be space reserved for a larger switch. With a big actuation surface for easier integration, the switch is ideal for applications such as home automation, IoT devices and e-cigarettes, as well as control systems for items such as drones, e-bikes and robot vacuum cleaners.

The switch is manufactured in SMT format and employs a hard actuator, assuring that it can be completely integrated into standard processes, with no need for an extra interface button, decreasing time and costs for the end equipment manufacturer.

"While these products are small form factor in terms of PCB real estate, the PTS815 offers easier integration due to its variable range of force before the actuator is tripped, audible click from the hard actuator and large actuation surface. With price a key driver for our customers, C&K provides an affordable solution while retaining the quality assurances they demand," comments Jérôme Smolinski, global product manager, Tact Switches at C&K.

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