Luso Electronics announces availability of evaluation kits for Veetronix’s 09 series of high-reliability switches and keycaps aimed primarily for use in the broadcasting sector among other applications. Consisting of four mounted 09 series switches on a PCB, the compact sample kit allows engineers to evaluate the quality of the component and how it feels to touch.
Available exclusively in the UK and Ireland from Luso Electronics, the 09 series features a unique hermetically sealed design that ensures no moving parts touch the contacts and air, dust, moisture or gas is prevented from contaminating the switch to ensure reliability.
Based on Veetronix’s proprietary technology, the 09 series includes a light pipe rather than providing its own illumination to enable customers to fit any LED of their choice to the PCB and implement the switch on top. The 09 switches, therefore, deliver an overall solution that is simpler to implement and more cost effective than other switches available in the market.
A variety of keycaps sizes and colours are also available for these switches, including solid caps and relegendable types with laser-etched and custom-designed sets available. Electrical specifications for these switches include operating temperature range from â€“40 to +90 degrees C; minimum reed life of 50 million cycles; and maximum ratings of 200V(DC) switching voltage and 500mA current.
Besides the 09 series, a full range of switches and keycaps (including the 07 and 08 series) from Veetronix is available for purchase from Luso Electronics.