- May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 - C&K, a manufacturer of electromechanical switches, announced the launch of its LCW series of sub-miniature sealed snap-acting switches. With a contact rating up to 0.1 amp as first release, the products deliver a repeatable action, making them suitable for 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 adaptable. Their size and range of available terminal configurations delivers 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.
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.