C&K Components

- C&K Components is a leader in interface and switch technology as well as smart card and high reliability connector products. C&K Components offers more than 55,000 unique part numbers that are built, priced and delivered as standard catalog items. C&K products include: low profile tactile switches, navigation switches, detect switches, pushbutton switches, rotary, switchlock and key switches, slide switches, toggle switches, DIP, illuminated switches, and sealed switches. 

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Digi-Key’s library of more than 2000 exclusive PTM Online… On Demand® product training modules is a collection of training tools created with you – the busy design engineer – in mind. They are provided with the cooperation of participating supplier partners. From this one source, you can learn about the latest products and technologies, download datasheets, check inventory, contact our technical staff, and place an order for same-day shipment.

These modules are available in audio and non-audio formats and listed by supplier in easy-to-find alphabetical order. Simply locate the module that interests you and click on your format of choice. We hope you find these tools useful, and with new modules added continuously, we invite you to stop back often to see what’s new.

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Module NamePreviewAudioNon-AudioDurationParts List
  • AP Series SPST Sealed IP67 Pushbutton Switches
4.6MB1.5MB10 minParts List
  • Building Automation Applications
View15 minParts List
  • DS Door Interlock Switch
2.4MB905KB5 minParts List
  • ELUM™ Illuminated Pushbuttons
3.2MB674KB10 minParts List
  • Illuminated Switches
5.8MB3.2MB10 minParts List
  • Industrial Switches for Safety and Security
6.0MB2.9MB10 minParts List
  • Introduction to Electromechanical Switches
4.0MB1.3MB10 minParts List
  • ITS (Illuminated Tact Switch)
3.6MB1.9MB10 minParts List
  • Keyswitches Overview
3.6MB1.4MB10 minParts List
  • Sealed Switch – Part 1
4.8MB2.8MB10 minParts List
  • Sealed Switch – Part 2
4.5MB2.5MB10 minParts List
  • Sealed Switch – Part 3
4.5MB2.6MB10 minParts List
  • Sealed Switch – Part 4
6.3MB3.2MB10 minParts List
  • Sub-Miniature Snap Switches
2.7MB567KB10 minParts List

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APB Illuminated PushbuttonsAPB Illuminated Pushbuttons - C&K Components announces the addition of painted and laser-etched symbols to the backlit caps on the APB series of industrial pushbutton switches. Available with LEDs in either blue or white, the backlit caps provide a highly visible indication that the switch has been activated or turned on. Additionally, since the LEDs are independent of the switching mechanism, customers can control the LED to indicate whether the switch is in the up (on) or down (off) position and can even control the level of brightness.  More...

PTS830 Series SMT Tactile SwitchesPTS830 Series SMT Tactile Switches - C&K’s micro-miniature SMT switches with low profiles and high-actuation forces for wearable electronics are designed to help achieve the next level of miniaturization. The PTS830 series, SMT, top-actuated switches deliver reliable switching performance for wearable electronics, portable wireless devices, remote controls, and keyless-entry systems.  More...

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Product Information

Dip Series
Dip Series
Features and Benefits Applications
•  100 mA to 0.4VA •  Hand-held electronic devices
•  SMT and Thru-Hole Options •  Portable Computer and electronic devices
•  SPST and Coded Outputs Available •  Instrumentation and Controls
•  From 1 to 16 position options •  Industrial Controls
•  RoHS Compliant •  Security Systems and access control
  •  Point-of-Sale equipment
  •  Computers and peripheral

Features and Benefits Applications
•  20 mA to 6 Amp options available •  Telecommunication and Network Equipment
•  Momentary and latching options available •  Consumer Electronics
•  Snap-Action and Alternate Action options
•  Computer, peripherals, server, modem
   and data storage
•  Variety of actuator and termination options •  Professional Instrumentation
•  Illuminated Options Available •  Medical
   8PDT, 10DT options available
•  Instrumentation and Controls

Rocker Series
Rocker Series
Features and Benefits Applications
•  20 mA to 16 Amp options available •  Telecommunications
•  Illuminated and non-Illuminated versions •  Instrumentation
•  Snap-in mounting available •  Medical Equipment
•  Pad printing of symbols or logos available •  Computers and Peripherals
•  Variety of actuator and termination options •  Appliances
   options available
•  Electrical Tools

Snap-Action Series
Snap-Action Series
Features and Benefits Applications
•  0.3 Amps to 30.1 Amps options available •  Motorized equipment
•  Multiple Termination Styles •  Thermostats
•  Sealed options available •  Portable Tools
•  Wide variety of actuator styles available •  Pumps and Motor Controls
•  Broad range of operating forces available •  White Goods
•  RoHS Compliant  
•  SPST and SPDT options available  

Tactile Series
Tactile Series
Features and Benefits Applications
•  Illuminated and Non-illuminated options •  Automotive
•  Top and side actuated options available •  Medical
•  Long-life versions available •  Mobile Communication
•  Wide variety of actuation forces and travel •  Instrumentation
•  High IP sealing levels available •  Telecommunications
•  Hard plastic or silicon rubber
   actuators available
•  Military applications

Smart Card Interconnect Devices
Smart Card Interconnect Devices
Features and Benefits Applications
•  Variety of contact configurations •  POS terminals
•  Optional card detection switches •  Medical
•  SIM/SAM cards •  Hand held devices
•  Standard or reverse card reading  
•  Fixed or hinged covers  
More about C&K Components
  • Founded in 1928
  • Manufacturing Facilities: Huizhou China, Dole France
  • Employees: 800 worldwide
  • C&K offers more than 55,000 unique switch part numbers
      • Tact
      • Toggle
      • Key
      • Slide
      • Rocker
      • DIP
      • Push Button
      • Snap
      • Rotary
      • Thumbwheel
      • Navigation
      • Detect
  • Specialty supplier of high reliable space connectors and smart card interconnect devices
  • C&K services more than 20,000 companies and distributors worldwide
  • Major Markets include: Automotive, Consumer, Datacom, Handset devices, Industrial, Instrumentation and Test equipment, Medical


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Illuminated Switches

Key features and benefits to C&K's illuminated switches:
  • LED terminals are independent of the switching mechanism which allows more flexibility when designing
  • LED can be illuminated in the up or normally open position or have the LED light up when the switch is depressed or in the normally closed position
  • LED can also be wired to blink to draw attention from a user that it needs to be depressed in a specific application or situation
Illuminated Switches
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Sealed Switches

Key features and benefits to C&K's sealed switches:
  • Ratings from IP54 to IP68
  • Variety of boot accessories
  • Ingress protection of "IP" sealed switches. The first characteristic numeral indicates degree of protection against solid foreign objects. The second characteristic numeral indicates the degree of protection against water.
Sealed Switches
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