C&K 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.