ALCOSWITCH ultraminiature SPDT microswitches from Tyco Electronics (Harrisburg, PA) have extended cycle life ratings up to 1 million cycles. The PC-mount product is available with straight or right-angle PC terminals, allowing for multiple mounting options.

The microswitches are available in two current ratings, making them suitable for switching up to 3A or for use in dry circuit applications. Two actuation forces of 150g and 80g are available. The microswitches can be equipped with or without an actuation lever, enabling them to be operated in several positions.

Applications include security systems, medical devices, testing equipment, communication equipment, audio equipment, and other industrial, commercial, and consumer electronic devices.

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This article first appeared in the December, 2006 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine.

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