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C&K’s Sub-Miniature Slide Switch Features Extended Electrical and Mechanical Life for Digital Consumer Electronic Applications
[10 september 2012]


Low-profile JSX Series switches designed specifically for applications where height or surface area is restricted

C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of tactile, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a sub-miniature slide switch specifically for consumer electronic devices. The JSX Series SPDT momentary action switch combines a low profile with an extended electrical and mechanical life of 100,000 cycles, and tape and reel packaging makes it ideal for high volume assembly.  Measuring just 2.6mm by 7.6mm in size, the surface-mount switch is designed specifically for applications where height or surface area is restricted.

Typical applications include on/off touch screens, handheld games, remote controls and instrumentation applications.

“The JSX sub-miniature slide switch was developed to meet the requirements for a wide range of consumer applications, with special regard for integration in designs that require long electrical and mechanical life cycles,” said Vinny Acampora, product manager at C&K Components.    

Available in glass-filled housing with a 4/6 nylon (UL94V-2) actuator, the JSX Series switch features beryllium copper and silver-plated contacts. Phosphor bronze or silver-plated terminals and a stainless steel cover and return spring allow for the JSX Series sub-miniature slide switch’s 100,000-cycle standard lifespan. The JSX Series switch’s contact rating of 10mA @ 5VDC (resistive), maximum contact resistance of 70mO, and 100VAC for 1 min. @ 50/60Hz/2mA dielectric strength allow for its across-the-board integration within a number of varied applications.