Surface mount switch copes with 5 million operations

Omron has launched two surface mount switches aimed specifically at high use switching applications such as lift push buttons, circuit breakers, digital pens and laser pointers.

D2LS switches have a rated life of at least five million operations and can switch at 300 operations per minute.

There is a standard version, operating at 0.6N, and a high force type with an operating force of 1.2N.

Both have the same life and offer a clear click during switching.

The swich is 8.6 x 4.8 x 3.0mm and sealed to IP40.

The normally-open silver 100mΩ contacts can switch 1mA at 6Vdc.

For auto-mounting, the switches come in embossed tape reels of 2000 pieces.