SMT Slide Switches are completely sealed.

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Miniature Series TG switches, offered in single-pole ON-ON or ON-OFF-ON models, measure .378 x 397 in. and project only .218 in. above pcb when mounted. Materials used in construction include UL94V-O plastics, gold-plated brass contacts, and brass with tin-lead alloy terminals. With contact rating of 0.4 VA at 20 V ac/dc max, products offer contact resistance of 20 milliohms max. Dielectric strength is 1,000 Vrms between terminals and frame, and static resistance is rated to 10 KV.

Original Press Release:

Microminiature Fully Sealed SMT Slide Switches for Tight, Demanding Applications

APEM's TG Series slide switches incorporate many desireable features that include tiny physical size, impressive electricals, total sealing for process compatibility, high temperature materials, and tape and reel packaging for automated placement in high volume applications.

These single pole ON-ON or ON-OFF-ON models have a miniscule body size measuring only .378" long x .397" wide and they project .218" high above the printed circuit board when mounted.

The contact rating for these models is 0.4 VA at 20 V max. (AC or DC), and the contact resistance is 20 milliohms max. Electrical life for 2 position models is 60,000 cycles, and for 3 position models, 30,000 cycles. Dielectric strength is 1000 V rms between terminals and frame, and they also feature static resistance to 10 KV (Schaffner equipment).

A transparent silicone rubber actuator seal and epoxy terminal sealing provides complete sealing protection to the switch during infrared, vapor phase or infrared convection soldering and miscellaneous after-cleaning processes, with water and detergents or solvents.

Materials used in the construction of the TG's include high temperature UL94V-O plastics, gold plated brass contacts and brass, with tin-lead alloy terminals, for easy solderability. Terminals are turned outward on these models to permit unobstructed visual inspection of solder joints, yet still permit end to end stacking of the units on a .400" pitch.

Pricing for a typical unit, model no. TG36WS80050 is $1.99 each in 1000 piece quantities.

The highly reliable TG models will satisfy stringent requirements for hand-held controls and data assistance devices, electronic test equipment, business machines, computer peripherals and numerous other applications.

Contact APEM for more information on these and many other switch types. Ask for their 484 page catalog, available in hard copy or on CD Rom. Also visit APEM's extensive website -

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