Automotive switch offers quiet operation with distinct click

07-08-2019 | Alps | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Alps Alpine has added a model with 0.9mm travel to its SKSU Series compact, middle-stroke TACT Switch lineup. The SKSUBCE010 accomplishes push clarity along with quiet operation and a distinct click, ideal for automotive use.

The new product’s 0.9mm travel places it at the longer end of the middle stroke range. While maintaining the quiet sound and definite click feel made feasible by blending rubber and metal for an original contact structure, the new model provides a more distinct push sensation, both improving the clarity of operation and satisfying the call for a premium operating feel. The device also includes a pre-stroke design – a feature of existing automotive TACT Switch products – assisting in preventing rattling while combined into the end product. Because the series has mounting compatibility with the existing SKTQ Series, customers using a current product can select the best operating feel for their vehicle brand with no need to modify the board design.

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