C & K launch IP67 harsh environment K12S Series switches – now available at TTI

Illuminated, SPST or DPDT switch suits outdoor applications including automotive door and boot locks and motorcycles

Now available from TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, the new IP67-sealed model in the C & K K12S Series of switches is suitable for outdoor applications such as automotive door locks, boot openers, motorcycle handles and similar harsh environment uses including agricultural machinery & vehicles and off-road transportation.

The K12S Series has a unique design that separates the electrical and mechanical functions of the switch for longevity and robustness and is available in Single, Pole, Single Throw (SPST) versions and Dual-Pole, Dual Throw (DPDT) versions.  The latter meet all safety standards for demanding applications in medical, military, avionics and industrial equipment.

The K12S Series features gold-plated, self-cleaning contacts with low contact resistance (<100mΩ), 100N overload resistance.  They have double-step actuation and are extremely robust, with a life cycle of 1 million actuations.  These switches are low-profile when mounted on the PCB, simplifying integration into the design of complex sub-assemblies needing precise control, for example, joysticks, remote controls, vehicle cabins and forklift truck and crane controls. Additional features of the K12S Series include compatibility with the SMT lead-free soldering process.

The K12S Series switches are illuminated, with a total travel of 1.5mm and a choice of operating forces – 3N; 3,5N; 5N; 6N; 9N 4/8 N; 6/12 N.  A IP40 version is also available.  They are supplied on reels of 900 pieces.


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