- October 16, 2018
October 16, 2018 – C&K announced the launch of its BDB DIP switches. The full-profile DIP switch delivers a solution for all applications that require a DIP switch with an extended actuator for operation.
For switches with single-pole, single-throw (SPST) circuitry, the BDB DIP component offers 2 to 12 (except 11) switch positions in a PCB-mount package. Each switch is rated for 10,000 make-and-break cycles per switch position with a contact rating of 100 mA at 50 V DC, and contact resistance less than 50 milliohms.
Rated for operation between -40°C and +85°C, the BDB is housed in a red PA46 UL94V-0-rated plastic housing. The actuator and housing are UL94V-0 glass-filled polyester (PBT), and the contacts and terminals are gold plated for reliability. The switch is shock and vibration resistant with no unwanted switch opening of greater than 10 μs, making it suitable for use in harsh environments.
As a fully sealed device, the switch needs no special treatment during PCB assembly and washing operations.
The BDB DIP switch joins C&K’s family of DIP switches, which includes surface-mount half-pitch DIP switches, low-profile and standard-profile DIP switches, rotary and coded DIP switches, SIP switches, and jumper switches with a variety of extended actuator and flush actuator styles. The company’s BDB DIP switch is a choice for a variety of applications, including industrial control address switches, function control, and logic switching for computers and peripherals.