C&K Develops Ultra Low Profile Top-Actuated Switch Series for Wearables & Portable Electronics
C&K Components has developed an ultra low profile, top-actuated surface mount switch for use in applications that require ultra-miniature components, including wearable electronics, hearing aids, ear buds, mobile phones, and other portable electronics. Measuring a slight 3.0 x 2.0 x 0.58mm, the new KXT Series momentary action switches are rated for a range of operating forces with an operating life of 300,000 cycles.
“With an ultra low board-mounted profile of only 0.58mm, and a footprint of just 3.0 x 2.0mm, KXT Series switches are ideal for use in the latest generation of wearable electronics and portable devices, where space is at a premium,” explained Jerome Smolinski, senior product manager at C&K.
KXT Series devices are momentary action, single pole/single throw (SPST), normally open (NO) switches with a travel distance of 0.13mm (±0.05mm). Available in a range of operating forces —100gf (±30), 180gf (±50), and 240gf (±70) — all of which have a 300,000 cycle operating life, the series is rated for 12VDC/50mA and operating temperatures spanning -30°C to +85°C.
- 3.0 x 2.0 mm footprint
- 0.58 mm thickness
- High number of cycle
- Wearable electronics
- In-Ear headphones, Earbuds
- Mobile Phones
- Portable Electronics
- Hearing Aids