Digi-Key Stocks Lighted SMT Tact Switch from C&K Components

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 15, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today that it is now stocking C&K Components' K5AT, a compact surface mount tactile switch, which features an integrated LED as part of its overall robust design.

Slated to be featured in future print and online catalogs, this switch is now available for immediate shipment on Digi-Key's global websites. Packaged on a 900-piece tape and reel, these switches can also be purchased on custom Digi-Reels or in design/prototype quantities of one or more.

The K5AT switches are able to withstand an actuation force from 4N to 40N, making them suitable for a number of circuit reset applications. Because of its quick actuation response, this tact switch provides a three-way 'see-hear-touch' effect with an audible click, sharp tactile feel and vision recognition via the LED.

Measuring just 8.0 by 8.4 by 6.1mm, the K5AT tact switch is ideal for applications such as telecom and network infrastructure, server and storage reset buttons, as well as medical monitoring equipment and other industrial electronic panels.

The K5AT RoHS compliant tact switch has an operating life of 100,000 cycles and features a highly reliable gold-plated dome contact.

About C&K Components

C&K Components leads the industry in the design and manufacturing of detect, DIP, navigation, pushbutton, rocker, rotary, slide, snap, switchlock, tactile and toggle switches as well as smart card interconnect devices and high reliability connectors. C&K offers more than 40,000 unique part numbers that are built, priced and delivered as standard catalog items. C&K has state-of-the-art design centers in Europe, North America and Asia, which include complete in-house testing facilities in each region. C&K offers flexible manufacturing capable of scaling production from prototype design through volume production and also offers a wide range of value-added solutions, from wire leads and harnesses to complete front panel assemblies. For more information about C&K Components, visit C&K Components.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key Website.