C&K has created a low to high power snap-acting switch designed for automotive handles, HVAC, IoT and the medical market. The ZMV provides for actuation to occur from different angles onto the pin plunger version. This allows for fewer components to be employed in an end product while not cutting usability and practicality.
The snap-acting switch consolidates a space-saving design with high reliability, all within a compact design that is just 13.3mm x 7mm x 5.3mm.
The series features a long stroke and robust actuation force that enables applications to ensure reliability for when the switch is actuated. This solid force actuation has an audible click sound which offers feedback for actuating and can also be useful for troubleshooting if there is an issue with the switch. The device is available in either standalone or wire harness solution with IP67 protection. Flexibility with the switch options enables for a broader range of uses that applies across industries.
Offering higher reliability than traditional snap-acting switches, the ZMV series is available with silver or gold contact. The gold contact allows for use in ultra-low current applications, and in turn, has longer-lasting reliability.
"The compact ZMV series Snap Acting Switch allows for the designer to have flexibility to design the switch into any application without any limitation," said Jeffrey Phan, global product manager at C&K. "We are proud to extend the ZM switch family to enable customers to reduce the size and height of their end products without compromising performance and reliability."