Tactile switches are the smallest switches in APEM’s range, they have a short travel and handle low current.
Since switches and accessories are designed separately from each other, there are endless possibilities to design the control panel for your application.
The series is based on snap dome technology giving the switches good tactile feedback. There are flush, round, and square actuator options to choose from, and the latter can also be used with keycaps. This PCB switch range offers a square and round standard cap option in various colors.
The switches also come in variable heights to match your behind-the-panel height requirements.
Low actuation force and short travel make them a good option for home appliances and other indoor applications.
Snap dome technology gives these PCB switches excellent tactile feedback, with different SMT terminals available to adjust to your specific need. Most of these tactile switches are normally open (NO); however, there is also a normally closed (NC) option.
Low actuation force and short travel make them a good option for home appliances and other indoor applications, and the compact size makes them a great option for instrumentation.
Snap dome technology gives these PCB switches excellent tactile feedback. This selection of the MJTP/PHAP33 range includes options for various TH mounting, including the edge of the PCB and right angle. The illuminated version adds an option for a light guide, including standard keycap options to save time on designing a cap.
Low actuation force and short travel make them a good option for home appliances and other indoor applications, while the compact size of these tactile switches makes them perfect for instrumentation.
Multimec™ 5E switch has a small diameter snap-on cap retention system and an actuator extended out of the switch body. 5E is only available in high temperature material in order to stand today´s advanced soldering processes.
Caps available for 5E are: 1SS, 1PS, 1YS/1YAS and Rockermec™ solution.
Multimec™ 5G switch has a large diameter snap-on cap retention system and an actuator levelled with the switch body. The switch series has 3 standard actuation forces and is only available in high temperature material in order to stand today´s advanced soldering processes. Furthermore, the switch can be supplied with one or two LEDs integrated on it in order to provide excellent illumination. Night vision (NVIS) LEDs are also available.
Caps that fit Multimec™ 5G switches: 10AQS+AQW, 1A, 1B+2C/2D, 1DS, 1ES, 1FS, 1GAS, 1GCS, 1H, 1IS, 1JS, 1KS, 1KBS, 1KCS, 1LS, 1M, 1NS, 1PS, 1QS, 1RS, 1SS, 1TS, 1US, 1VS, 1WAS, 1WDS, 1WPS, 1XS, 1ZA, 1ZB, 1ZCS, 1Z, 1ZW, 10D+10DWY, 10R, 10RF, 10RM, 10Q, 10QM, 10C, Aquamec™ and Designmec.
Ultramec™ is a whole new switch line from MEC. 6C is the first switch in the line. Ultramec™ 6C switch is a low profile switch with crisp sound and feel. It has IP67 sealing, 3 million cycles and pins for accurate mounting with the J-bend terminals. The switch is excellent for under overlay and custom caps as well as when space is limited.
Caps that can be mounted on Ultramec™ 6C: 10G
Multimec™ 3A is for caps with hinges in order to imitate rocker-function switches. Because of this type of caps the travel of the 3A switch is 2 mm. Multimec™ 3A series has an actuator levelled with the switch body.
Caps mounted on Multimec™ 3A: 1A, 1B+2C/2D, 1M, 1ZA and 1ZB.
Simplicity and reliability makes the Multimec™ 3C an excellent switch for build-in and over-mould solutions. In addition, the switch is great for overlay as it can still function even if the overlay breaks and an upgrade can be done by changing the overlay and not the PCB, which is very cost-effective.
Multimec™ 3E series switches have a hole in the switch body for mounting caps. This switch series is used for mounting Varimec™ caps. There are 2400 options in the Varimec™ range.
Caps that can be mounted on Multimec™ 3E: Foilmec™ 1Y/1YA and Varimec™
Multimec™ 3F series has an actuator extended out of the switch body and uses slide-on cap retention system. It also has a right angle version with an optional LED.
Caps that can be mounted on Multimec™ 3F: 1D, 1E, 1F, 1GA, 1GC, 1K, 1KB, 1KC, 1N, 1P, 1Q, 1R, 1S, 1T, 1U, 1V, 1WA, 1WD, 1X and 1ZC.
Increase the safety of your handheld- or limited-space device with the smallest 2-pole SMD component on the market.
This high-performing tactile switch will save you space and add security with double confirmation. The switch has positioning pins for accurate placement. However, the alignment of the front panel and the PCB is easy due to the floating caps.
Furthermore, the switch has a good tactile feel, especially with the many design options available within the standard cap selection.
The MU Series is a reliable solution for directional control in electronic devices. These SMD-mounted multidirectional switches offer a distinctive tactile feel, ensuring efficient scanning and selection functions. Designed with compactness in mind, the MU Series provides a seamless one-touch directional control, promoting operational ease.
There are two different housing sizes 7.5mm x 7.35mm and 10.4mm x 10.4mm that come in three different heights: 5mm, 7mm, and 9mm. The travel for the four directions is 0.25mm, while the center boasts a travel of 0.15mm. The actuation force varies, ranging from 270gf down to 160gf for the four directions, and from 500gf down to 260gf for the center cap.
You get to design your own unique keycap experience with the MU Series, as these navigational tactile switches are created without standard caps, allowing customers to personalize their devices. For those who prioritize precision, there are versions available with positioning pins for more accurate mounting.
Versatile in application, these PCB switches find their place in electronic devices requiring directional control on LCD displays, remote controllers, CCTV cameras, and other electronics where space is limited.