Fully sealed switch features gold-plated contacts and terminals

By Heather Hamilton, contributing writer

C&K
has extended its family of DIP switches with the launch of the BDB series of DIP switches that
offers a solution for a variety of applications at a competitive price point.
The full-profile switch boasts reliability and an extended actuator, providing
for relatively simple use.

The
component offers 2 to 12 switch positions (except 11) for single-pole,
single-throw switches. It comes in a small PCB-mount package and is rated for
10,000 make-and-break cycles for every switch position. Other key specs include
a contact rating of 100 mA at 50 V DC and a contact resistance of less than 50
mΩ.

Housed
in red PA46 UL94V-0 rated plastic (glass-filled polyester), the switch comes
complete with gold-plated contacts and terminals for added reliability.
Well-suited for use in harsh environments, the BDB DIP is resistant to shock
and vibration, with no unwanted switch opening of greater than 10 μs.

The
switch is fully sealed, so it doesn’t require special treatment during assembly
or washing. The operating temperature range is –40°C to 85°C. Key applications
include industrial control address switches, function control, and logic
switching for computers and peripherals.