Control Switches offer silent operation.

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QSA series 2- and 4-way switches are designed for products with low current demands of 1-50 mA. Both QSA2 and QSA4 switches feature actuation force of 3.5 N ±1 N, with force delta of greater than 0.5 N and return force of 1 N. Operational life is rated at 100,000 operations. Measuring 21 x 16 x 22.4 mm, surface mount switches operate in X or Y axis. Actuator is on 3.5 mm dia operating axis with button fastener and max switching power is 0.2 VA.

Original Press Release:

ITT Industries, Cannon Introduces 2- and 4-Way Switches for Automotive, Industrial and Home Entertainment Applications

QSA series offers long life, excellent feedback and no click noise.

NEWTON, MA (February 24, 2004) -ITT Industries, Cannon offers new two- and four-way switches designed for long life, excellent tactile feedback and silent operation for use in a broad range of applications. Designated the QSA series, these devices were developed as a convenient control switch for products with low current demands of 1 - 50mA.

Unlike other switches on the market, which have a very noisy action, QSA devices are silent. QSA2 and QSA4 switches feature an actuation force of 3.5N +/- 1N with a force delta of greater than 0.5N and a return force of 1N thus providing excellent tactile feedback. Operational life is 100,000 operations.

Measuring 21x16x22.4mm, these surface mount switches can operate in either the X or Y axis. The actuator is on a 3.5mm diameter operating axis with a button fastener. Maximum switching power is 0.2VA, while operating temperature range is -40 to +85degC.

QSA switches cost around $1.30 in 100,000 piece range. Other applications include navigational GPS systems, joysticks for industrial control and off-road vehicles, and home entertainment equipment.

About ITT Industries, Cannon

ITT Industries, Cannon ( is an international supplier of connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, switches, dome arrays, keypads, multi-function grips, panel switch assemblies, I/O card kits, smart card systems and LAN components, as well as a provider of high-speed/high-bandwidth network systems and services.

About ITT Industries

ITT Industries, Inc. supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services, electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $5.63 billion in 2003 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

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