New LCW Series of Snap-acting Switches Feature Contact Rating up to 0.1 amp

Press Release Summary:

  • Compact size and range of terminal configurations delivers more efficient use of PCB area available
  • Used in harsh environmental conditions with an operating temperature range of -40ºC to +120ºC
  • Ideal for high-precision, detection applications, such as pressure switching in motorized equipment, sump pumps thermostatic controls and air conditioners

Original Press Release:

C&K Introduces High Precision, Robust and Low Priced Sub-miniature Snap-acting Switches for Sump Pumps, Air Conditioners and Thermostats

New cost-effective snap-action switches deliver space savings when mounted on PCBs

Waltham, Mass., – 7 May 2019: C&K, a leading manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, announces the launch its compact LCW series of sub-miniature sealed snap-acting switches. With a contact rating up to 0.1 amp as first release, the new products deliver a highly repeatable action, making them ideal for very high-precision, detection applications, such as temperature, and pressure switching in motorized equipment, sump pumps thermostatic controls and air conditioners. 

With a variety of actuator configurations (pin plunger, short lever, lever, and simulated lever), the snap-action switches are highly adaptable. Their compact size and range of available terminal configurations delivers more efficient use of the PCB area available.

A major advantage of the snap switch is their ability to detect any vandalism. For example, if someone forcibly damages an energy meter, the snap mechanism will automatically send a signal to detect this attack – a feature of greater use for metering in remote or difficult to reach locations. Snap-acting switches installed in smart energy meters may not be actuated for years, yet should still operate reliably should the meter be vandalized.

Certified to UL 61058-1, RoHS compliant and rated to IP67, the switches are ideal for use in harsh environmental conditions with an operating temperature range of -40ºC to +120ºC.

Additionally, the low priced LCW series of snap-acting switches are highly reliable. With an electrical life of 10,000 cycles, they support applications with extended lifespans.

“Price is a key consideration for customers of sealed snap-acting switches, and our new generation of compact LCW Series sub-miniature switches offer significant value for money compared to alternatives in the market. Besides the advantages of affordability, C&K ensures that quality standards are always maintained,” comments Jeffrey Phan, Global Product Manager, C&K.

For more information on C&K’s new LCW Series subminiature sealed snap-acting switches, including details and specifications, click here:

About C&K

Founded in 1928, C&K is a global leader in high-quality electromechanical switches. The company’s unmatched custom design capabilities are recognized globally by design engineers who demand reliable switch performance. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. Used in automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace and POS terminals, C&K products include tactile, pushbutton, snap-acting, toggle, rocker, detect, DIP, keyswitch, navigation, rotary, slide, switchlock, thumbwheel, smart card readers, high-rel connectors and custom assemblies. C&K is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. with global design centers in Waltham Mass., Dole France and Huizhou China. For more information, please visit or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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