Harrisburg, Pa. Tyco Electronics has introduced a new line of ALCOSWITCH sealed tactile (tact) switches. The new line includes a full range of popular sizes including 3.5 x 6-mm, 7-mm and 12-mm versions.
Available in both through-hole and surface-mount versions, the new tactile switches carry an IP67 environmental sealing rating and boast an increased cycle life by up to ten times compared to standard tact switches, according to the company. Typical cycle life for switches in this line is 1,000,000 cycles, however, a few select part numbers carry 50,000 cycle ratings.
Contact ratings are 50 mA at 12 Vdc. Versions with a locating post are available for easier product placement. Packaging options include bulk as well as tape and reel. The switches are RoHS compliant and compatible.
Sealed tact switches are used in many electronic devices including printers, scanners, electronic games, handheld electronics and other consumer electronic devices. They may also be used in appliance controls, commercial food service equipment, security systems, and medical equipment.
Pricing for the ALCOSWITCH sealed tact switches ranges from .296 to .438 each in quantities of 10,000. Lead times are typically six weeks.
Tyco Electronics, 1-800-522-6752, www.tycoelectronics.com