Expanded actuation forces for microminiature tactile switches

01-10-2021 | C&K Components | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

C&K has released the microminiature RKC2 Series of tactile switches for devices where space efficiency is vital. Expanding on the RK Series, the new series provides a low profile of just 1.7mm to enable the PCB to sit closer to the surface of the device. It provides more space for other essential components.

With a small footprint of 3.5mm x 2.7mm, the series is intended for small electronics such as automotive key fobs, IoT devices, mobile phones, high-end consumer products, wearables, medical devices and more. It uses a hard actuator, which provides space savings and enables designers to save expense on integrating extra interface buttons.

Offered with four different actuation forces, incorporating 180gf, 250gf, 350gf and 500gf, the tactile switch ensures users encounter the right tactile feel for the end-device.

"The RKC2 is a great addition to our growing line of microminiature tactile switches. Products have more and more functionality while maintaining a small form factor, so meeting space constraints is important," said Daisy Liu, global product manager at C&K, "The small size available allows our switches to be integrated into various design preferences in the market."

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