The line of Alcoswitch brand sealed tactile (tact) switches includes a full range of popular sizes, including 3.5 mm by 6 mm, 7 mm and
12 mm versions. The product is available in both through-hole and SMT arrangements. The switches carry an IP67 environmental sealing rating, and according to the company, boast an increased cycle life by up to ten times compared to standard tact switches. Sealed tact switches are used in many electronic devices, including printers, scanners and handheld electronics. Additionally, applications in appliance controls, commercial food service equipment, security systems, and medical equipment are typical for sealed tact switches. Typical cycle life for switches in this line is 1 million cycles, however, a select few part numbers in this line carry 50,000 cycle ratings. Contact ratings are 50 mA at 12 V DC. Customers may also select versions with a locating post for easier product placement. Packaging options include bulk, tape and reel.
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