By C&K 45
C&K's sub-miniature PTS815 tact switch is designed for developing home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) electronic devices. With printed circuit board (PCB) space at a premium within consumer electronics devices, the ultra-compact C&K switch addresses the growing demand for high quality and competitively priced switch solutions for large volume manufacturing.
With a 4.2 mm x 3.2 mm footprint and a thickness of just 2.5 mm, the PTS815 switch offers electronics designers the freedom to add other components on the PCB which would otherwise be space reserved for a bigger switch. With a large actuation surface for easier integration, the switch is ideally suited to applications such as home automation, IoT devices, and e-cigarettes, as well as control systems for items such as drones, e-bikes, and robot vacuum cleaners.
The PTS815 is manufactured in surface-mount technology (SMT) format and uses a hard actuator ensuring that it can be fully integrated into standard processes with no need for an additional interface button, reducing time and costs for the end equipment manufacturer.
By offering only the most common versions used by the market C&K has designed this market-standard switch to meet the needs of many commercial applications which do not require ultra-performance levels and instead delivers economical pricing whilst retaining rigid quality control. The PTS815 provides optimum performance and retains high reliability over 100,000 cycles.
Available in three different operating-force levels (180 gf, 250 gf, and 400 gf), the PTS815 switch is rated at 50 mA, has a bounce time of less than 10 ms and an operating temperature range of -20°C to +70°C.