Illuminated Tact Switch features surface mount design.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied with SPST, NO contact arrangement, TL3240 series has travel of 0.2 mm ±0.1 mm; operating force ratings of 100, 160, and 260 gf, to within ±50 gf; and life expectancy of 200,000 cycles. LED illumination is available in blue, red, green, and yellow, and optional square or rectangle caps are offered in black, red, blue, ivory, green, and yellow. Contact rating is 50 mA @ 12 Vdc, contact resistance is 100 mohm max, and insulation resistance is 100 Mohm max at 500 Vdc.

Original Press Release:

The TL3240 Series TACT Switch Offers LED Illumination and a Surface Mount Design

MINNEAPOLIS, MN --- E-Switch announces the brand new TL3240 series illuminated tact switch. This tact switch is a surface mount (SMT) switch that offers LED illumination in blue, red, green and yellow. Cap options are offered, but are ordered and shipped separately. The caps cannot go thru the reflow soldering process. Cap color choices include black, red, blue, ivory, green and yellow, and are offered in a square or rectangle shape.

This tact switch comes in tape & reel packaging at 500 pieces per reel.

Applications and markets that could readily use this illuminated tact switch include the audio/visual market, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, instrumentation, telecommunications, and medical equipment, among others.

Specifications include:

  • Life Expectancy: 200,000 cycles
  • Contact Rating: 50mA @ 12V DC
  • Contact Resistance: 100mÙ Max
  • Insulation Resistance: 100 MÙ min at 500V DC
  • Dielectric Strength: 250V AC for 1 min.
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to 70°C
  • Operating Force: 100gf ± 50gf; 160gf ± 50gf; 260gf ± 50gf
  • Travel: 0.2mm ± 0.1mm
  • Contact Arrangement: SPST, normally open

    Detailed specifications of the TL3240 series illuminated tact switch
    TL3240 series catalog datasheet

    Visit E-Switch at to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects!

    About E-Switch. In 2009, E-Switch, Inc. acquired Lamb Industries and now offers one of the broadest switch lines available today. Both companies have been delivering innovative and quality switches to the electronics, telecom, high tech, instrumentation, industrial, appliance and consumer markets since 1979. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, their global reach extends to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Products include Rocker, Toggle, Slide, Tact, Pushbutton, Dip, Rotary, Keylock, Snap Action, Power, illuminated switches, and more. E-Switch has local reps, distributors, engineers and account managers on hand to provide specifying assistance and quick response to requests, along with a top notch sampling and cross-referencing program. E-Switch's online catalogs include complete specifications, drawings and schematics.

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