Cost-effective snap-action switches deliver space savings on PCBs

13-05-2019 | C&K Components | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

C&K has launched its compact LCW series of sub-miniature sealed snap-acting switches. With a contact rating up to 0.1A as first release, the new products give a highly repeatable action, making them perfect for very high-precision, detection applications, such as temperature, and pressure switching in motorised equipment, sump pumps thermostatic controls and air conditioners.


With a mixture of actuator configurations (pin plunger, short lever, lever, and simulated lever), the snap-action switches are highly adaptable. Their compact size and range of offered terminal configurations deliver more efficient use of the PCB area available.


Certified to UL 61058-1, RoHS compliant and rated to IP67, the switches are excellent for use in harsh environmental conditions with an operating temperature range of -40C to +120C.


Also, the low priced series of switches are highly reliable. With an electrical life of 10,000 cycles, they support applications with extended lifespans.


“Price is a key consideration for customers of sealed snap-acting switches, and our new generation of compact LCW Series sub-miniature switches offer significant value for money compared to alternatives in the market. Besides the advantages of affordability, C&K ensures that quality standards are always maintained,” comments Jeffrey Phan, global product manager, C&K.

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