C&K mini slide switches withstand high temps

Newton, Mass. — C&K Components, a division of CoActive Technologies, offers a series of low-cost, miniature slide switches. The OS Series of RoHS-compliant switches feature a new high-temperature option for lead-free soldering.

Designed with a variety of actuators and terminations, these miniature slide switches are suitable for thermostat applications, as well as test and measurement equipment, computer peripherals and consumer products.

“The OS Series was designed for easy integration into a variety of applications, and this new lead-free soldering option ensures that the slide switch can withstand a high temperature integration,” said Vinny Acampora, product manager for C&K Components, in a statement.

The OS Series slide switches feature PC- and panel-mounting and are able to withstand a high-temperature mounting with the new lead-free soldering option. Mechanical and electrical life is 10,000 cycles. It also features shorting or non-shorting contacts with gold or silver contact plating.

Maximum contact resistance is 20 mΩ, with a minimum insulation resistance of 100 mΩ at 500 Vdc. Dielectric strength is 500VAC for 1 minute, and operating temperature ranges from -10°C to +70°C.