Furthermore, optimizing part materials and the internal structure has ensured high strength. As a result of the optimisation process, the switches exhibit a high durability even when pushed sideways, with a long operating life of 200,000 cycles. This is twice as long as the life of earlier models.
Available with an operating force of 1.4N or 3N, and a stem length of 1.8mm or 2.5mm, the SKTH Series joins models like the SKRP and SKSG Series in ALPS TACT Switch lineup for the automotive market. By expanding the product variety, ALPS meets size, dust resistance and other diverse requirements of the market.
Principal applications for the new switches include keyless entry systems, car audio and navigation systems. Likewise, they suit for home appliances, PCs and other consumer electronics.
More information: www.alps.com/products/e/npv_product/141113_SKTH/SKTH_E.PDF