Detect Switches Provide Top and Side Actuation
Sitting 3.3 mm off the PC board, C&K Components’ SDT Series of surface mount detect switches use pendulum style construction to allow actuation from the top or the side. The RoHS-compliant devices exhibit a maximum actuation force of 30 g, contact rating of 1 mA at 5 VDC and a maximum contact resistance of 1 mO. The pick-and-place compatible switches offer a minimum mechanical and electrical life of 100,000 cycles, an operating temperature range from -20°C to 70°C and a storage temperature from -30°C to 80°C. The recommended stroke to actuate the switch is 30° or more off the center line, and tape-and-reel packing is available.