C&K Components, founded in 1957, has built a position of leadership by providing one of the broadest lines of quality switches and a superior level of customer service. Their Design Innovation and Market Leadership resulted from combining the history, products and experience of three of the industries leading suppliers: C&K Components of Newton MA, USA; the Rudolf Schadow Company of Berlin, Germany; and the Jeanrenaud switch company of Dole, France. C&K Components extensive switch product line includes the industry's broadest offering of toggle, rocker, pushbutton, tact, key, DIP, snap, switchlock, rotary, slide, and thumbwheel switches, as well as custom engineered switch designs.
C&K KSC9 Series SMD Sealed Tact Switch is a momentary normally open SPST switch. Optional buttons available in four colors (gray, red, white, and black) adjust the height of the switch from 7.7mm to 15.4mm. Other options available include operating force (1.7N, 2.55N, or 3.4N), termination (J bend or gull wing), and contact material (silver or gold). The series has an IP67 rating and operating temperature of -40ºC to 85ºC for switches with silver contacts and -40ºC to 125ºC for gold contacts.
C&K Components' JSX Series Sub-Miniature Slide Switches are low-profile and meet all requirements of RoHS directive 2002/95EC. The JSX Series Sub-Miniature Slide Switches from C&K Components also offer long electrical life of 100,000 cycles, operating temperature range from -25ºC to +70ºC, SPDT momentary action, and long mechanical life.
C&K KSE Series Low Profile Tact Switch is a momentary normally open SPST switch. Terminals are either J bend or gullwing type for SMT. The series has an IP67 rating and operating temperature of -40ºC to 85ºC. Typical applications for this switch include smart meters, home appliances, and consumer and industrial electronics.
C&K Components PWR Series Power Pushbuttons are RoHS-compliant and IP65-sealed switches that feature redundant double break contacts. They also provide excellent tactile feel with quiet detent. Designed with a SMD package, the PWR Series allows single step processing of SMD boards. These momentary, single-pole single throw (SPST) switches feature an extended operating life of 100,000 mechanical cycles. The rugged PWR pushbutton switches are designed for demanding power applications. They are highly reliable and vibration resistant, making them ideal for select white good and appliance main power, industrial panel, automotive, and computer and peripheral power switch applications.
C&K Components KMTx Nano-Miniature SMT Top Actuated Switches KMT0 Series now includes models with 600,000 - 1,000,000 operating life cycles.
The C&K Components KMTx Series Nano-Miniature SMT Top Actuated Switches feature the smallest footprint, highest number of cycles within the smallest packaging, and the smallest thickness with an integrated actuator on the market. The C&K Components SMT KMTx Series Nano-Miniature SMT Top Actuated Switches offer momentary action, 1 make contact = SPST, N.O. contact arrangement and is ideal for mobile phones, hearing aids, MP3 accessories, and Bluetooth headsets.
KMT Series: Ground pin option, halogen free, gullwing type, 150,000 operating life cycles
KMT0 Series: IP57, J lead type, up to 1,000,000 operating life cycles
View the entire KMTx series.
C&K Components TSW Series Scrolling Wheel offers 3 or 7 functions, including clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation, center select, and 4 directions, between two versions, the TSW A and TSW B. Mechanical features/performances of C&K Components' TSW Series Scrolling Wheels include tactile SPST/NO, rotary function with double contact point, directions on TSW B with an anti particle feature, dissymetrical PCB layout with two plastic pegs for easier assembly, 24 detent, 12 pulse per 360 degrees, select force of 3N, rotation torque of <0.5 N/cm, life cycle for rotation of 1 million in each direction, and life cycle for select and directions of 1 million operation. As one component that replaces several switches and encoders, this series has cost-saving benefits due to its easier design, easier production, and better tolerance management and tactile result.
- C&K Components' TSW A version is the simplest of the two. Measuring 21.0 mm, this component offers a two-way rotation and a central select through-hole.
- C&K Components' TSW B version offers 4 tactile directions in addition to the TSW A. The additional switches are located on an outer ring.
The TSW A version in now available with colored buttons and dials; and the TSW B version is available with colored buttons, dials, and direction rings. View the additional models.
C&K's KSC7 Series Tact Switches were designed for users desiring low cost, high performing switches. C&K's 4.3mm KSC7 Tact Switches offer IP67 sealing, silver and gold versions, automotive level manufacturing, life expectancy of 300K cycles (long life versions of 1000K available upon request), tape and reel packaging of 1000 pieces, and 2N, 4N, and 5N versions with others available upon request. C&K's KSC7 Tact Switches require no hardware redesign for their use. The KSC7 maintains characteristics of the KSC series, soft actuator.
The C&K Components FP Series Sealed Ultra Miniature Pushbutton Switches are available in vertical and right angle mounts with optional caps. The FP series switches measure
just 5.6mm x 7mm, with a board height of only 5mm for the right angle
version and 4.5mm x 7mm, with a board height of only 5.6mm for the
vertical version. The RoHS compliant FP series is sealed against soldering and cleaning processes. With an extended operating life of 50,000 cycles, the C&K Components FP Series Sealed Ultra Miniature Pushbutton Switches feature a contact rating of 0.4 VA max (28 VDC or VAC). Typical applications for the FP series are networking equipment, modems, reset functions, and instrumentation.