Press Release Summary:
Available in SPDT and SPST configurations with solder, quick connect, or PC terminals, Snap-acting LCA series feature operating force of 140 g and maximum contact rating of 10 A at 125 Vac. They offer electrical life of 50,000 cycles at 3 A at 125 Vac. RoHS-compatible units are housed in UL 94V-0 approved high temperature thermoplastic or thermoplastic polyester material, and contain both moveable (silver nickel or gold plated) and stationary contacts (silver nickel on copper alloy).
Original Press Release:
C&K's Subminiature Snap-Acting Switches Specified by Leading Power Tool Manufacturer
NEWTON, MA (February 5, 2009) - C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a subminiature snap switch with extended life cycles and high electrical capabilities. Designated the LCA Series, the compact, RoHS-compatible switches are available in SPDT and SPST configurations with solder, quick connect, or PC terminals.
"A leading power tool manufacturer came to us with the need for a high powered miniature snap switch for a new line of battery operated hedge cutters," said Vinny Acampora, product manager for C&K Components. "The LCA snap-acting switches were designed to meet both mechanical and electrical requirements, while also reducing cost and lead times. We also extended the flexibility of the device by designing in multiple actuator styles, thus meeting a number of other application-specific requirements."
The snap-acting switches are also ideal for motorized equipment, sump pumps, thermostatic controls, consumer appliances and electronics, testing equipment and medical devices.
The LCA Series devices are housed in UL 94V-0 approved high temperature thermoplastic or thermoplastic polyester material. The snap-acting switches feature both moveable contacts (silver nickel or gold plated) as well as stationary contacts (silver nickel on copper alloy).
Operating force is 140 grams, and maximum contact rating is 10A @ 125VAC. The snap switches feature an electrical life of 50,000 cycles at 3A @ 125VAC. Operating temperature ranges from -10°C to +125°C. C&K will also develop custom designs to meet specific customer requirements.
Typical pricing for the LCA Series snap switches ranges from $0.55 to $0.85 in minimum order quantities of 500 pieces.
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
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