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 Components CCM03 Series Hinged Memory Card Connectors accept SIM/SAM cards and are compatible with pick and place and lead-free soldering. These hinged memory card connectors have an operating life of 10,000 cycles. C&K CCM03 connectors meet IEC 512 certification for harsh environments. CCM03-3013 features a card presence switch designed for machine-to-machine applications. The CCM03 series is ideal for asset tracking, automotive e-call and tracking, signage, metering, vending machine, security, and remote monitoring applications.
C&K PS Series is a pushbutton switch with a full 4.5mm of travel. The series has latching contacts and is designed to work with standard male commercial pin and socket connectors. This pushbutton switch changes electrical state on the down stroke of the plunger and delivers "on-off" or "on-on" functionality.
C&K PVB Push Switches are low profile SMT switches designed for medium power applications. The series includes PVB4 SPDT and PVB6 DPDT models. Options include SMT and THT terminations and a choice of momentary and push-push mechanical functions. These devices are suitable for use in control panels and in industrial and automotive applications.
C&K Components PTS Tactile Switches are small in size and offer a variety of options that make them ideal for mobile devices and smaller consumer electronic products. Within the series, product features include low profile, high number of operational cycles (up to 100,000), color coded actuators, PIP terminals for shear resistance, PCB pegs, and ESD pins. Other options include a variety of actuator lengths and operating force, and choice of termination styles. The PTS series offers a solution for applications where PCB space is limited. Applications include control panels, nomad devices, remote controls, and keyless entry systems. The compact size and increased functionality of PTS switches make them ideal for use in personal health diagnostic and monitoring systems, making them less intrusive and more functional.
C&K Components expands the ultra-miniature DIP Switch Series
to include the
1-position version. The TDA Series DIP Switch from C&K is ideal for
hand-held electronics devices, portable computer devices and
instrumentations and controls. This series is process sealed for surface
mount soldering and washable processing and features SPST switch
function (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 positions), 24 VDC/25 mA switching
contact rating, mechanical and electrical life of 1000 cycles, contact
resistance at 100mΩ max., and operating temperature range from -40ºC to
C&K Components Illuminated Tactile Switch (ITS) Series comes in many different single LED colors and bi-color options. Both vertical and right angle, as well as thru-hole and SMT versions are available. A dome contact provides crisp tactile feedback. This positive response indicates circuit transfer to the user and offers a long mechanical life cycle of up to 50,000 operations. Contamination from flux, solvents, and other substances are prevented with insert-molded terminals. The ITS Series is ideal for a wide range of applications including medical devices, test/measurement/instrumentation, and audio/video.
C&K Components JCH Sealed Detect Switch is an IP64-sealed SMT detect switch in a 4.7 x 4.2mm package. The micro-miniature JCH is the first SMT detect switch in this package size with an IP64 rating for protection against dust, dirt, water, and other contaminants. Using the JCH sealed detect switch eliminates the need for rubber packing material, resulting in a more compact solution. This simplifies design and makes assembly fast and easy.
C&K Components DS Series is a rugged snap-mount pushbutton switch for door interlock systems. The DS Series interlock switch provides latching or momentary actions to deliver a variety of integration options, including typical applications as a detection switch or a circuit interrupt in harsh environments. An extensive electrical life of 100,000 cycles enables frequent manual circuit interruptions making the DS Series ideal for multi-function security systems, gaming equipment, commercial appliances and even HVAC applications requiring frequent manual circuit interruptions. The single- or double-pole double-throw switches are RoHS-compliant, made of halogen free material and is rated UL file # E247379 and ENEC UL 61058-1.
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.