Ideal illumination and comfortable haptics

C&K has expanded its K12S series with the cold-white illuminated key switch which suits applications from joysticks to off-road transportation and automotive. The switch is described as robust for use in harsh environments and particularly suits switching circuits with low current signal.

The tamper-proof design is engineered for user comfort, even with off-center actuation. As a result, the switch is safe to operate with gloves and is said to offer excellent tactile feel. Electrical and mechanical functions are separate so overload up to 10kg is manageable. Gold plated contacts are self-cleaning, extending life up to 1,000,000 operations. 

The switch is RoHs-compliant, compatible with lead-free SMT soldering processes and can be sealed to IP40 or IP67, making it ideal for use in almost any industrial, automotive or medical environment. It also suits applications on motorbikes or other products that have dedicated electrical circuitry requiring CAN-BUS.