Magnetic Detect Switches suit telecom, enclosure applications.
May 24, 2010 -
Available with gullwing or J-lead terminations, surface-mount RS Series features magnetic reed sensor with omnipolar orientation. Miniature size, 1,000,000 cycle lifespan, and ruggedized design enable products to withstand cabinet door slams and misalignment in telecom and enclosure applications. Available with top or side actuation, RoHS-compliant NO switches feature contact rating of 5.0 VA, max switching current of 0.35 A, and max carrying current of 0.5 A.
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15 Riverdale Ave
Newton, MA, 02458
C&K's Magnetic Detect Switches Designed for Use in Telecom and Enclosure Applications
Rugged magnetic detect switches withstand cabinet door slams and misalignment...
NEWTON, MA - C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, offers a magnetic detect switch designed specifically for use in telecom and enclosure applications. The miniature, surface mount RS Series switches feature a magnetic reed sensor with an omnipolar orientation, allowing it to be operated with either pole of the magnet.
"Magnetic switches are typically implemented in the cabinets of rack and panel systems, with access to the fan, server and daughter card via a door or latch. These magnetic detect switches are employed to sense when the cabinet doors are closed, which in turn signals the fan to begin operating," said David Webber, director of product management for C&K Components. "The RS Series magnetic detects are particularly suitable for telecom and enclosure applications because of their miniature size, lifespan to 1,000,000 cycles, and rugged design, which allows them to withstand cabinet door slams and misalignment."
Along with telecom and enclosure applications, the RS Series detect switches are also being implemented in consumer electronics, computers, medical devices, factory automation and security equipment.
Available with top or side actuation, the normally-open RS Series magnetic detects feature a contact rating of 5.0VA, with a maximum switching current of 0.35A and a maximum carrying current of 0.5A. Maximum contact resistance is 200mΩ initial, and operating temperature ranges from -40°C and +140°C. The RoHS compliant and compatible detect switches are available with either gullwing or J-lead terminations, are pick-and-place compatible and available in tape and reel packaging.
About C&K Components
C&K Components is a division of CoActive Technologies, a privately held company manufacturing electromechanical switches, interface controls, keypads, dome arrays and modules. www.ck-components.com
15 Riverdale Ave
Newton MA 02458