Keyboard Switches

Keyboard Switches or Key switches are an on/off electronic switch that is only on when there is some pressure put on it or when the button is pressed. As soon as the tactile switch button is released and the pressure has been took off, the circuit is then broken. Keyboard switches work with user interaction with the button or switch when it makes contact with the control panel beneath, most cases this is usually a printed circuit board (PCB). Keyboard switches are mostly used for computer keyboards, once the user presses the key on the keyboard this will press the switch down. Once the switch has been pressed down this will then send a signal to the computer telling it that you have pressed that specific key.
Keyboard switches are an electromechanical switch for:-
• Keyboards
• Keypads
• Instruments
• Interface control panel applications
There are many types of electric tactile switches available and these are:-
• SPST (Single Pole Single through)
• SPDT (single pole double throw)
• DPST (double pole, single throw)
• DPDT (double pole double throw)

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Description Price Contact Configuration Contact Current Rating Operating Force Illuminated Switch Operation Mechanical Life Per Key Contact Resistance IP Rating Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Actuator Colour Contact Material Operating Temperature Range Voltage Rating
RS Stock No. 231-3190
Mfr. Part No.3FTL6+1K0916
BrandMEC
TWD259.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc - - Momentary 10000000Operations 30mΩ IP67 -40°C +115°C Black - -40 → +115°C -
RS Stock No. 283-9349
Mfr. Part No.3ESH9
BrandMEC
TWD166.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc 2.5 N - Momentary 10000000Operations 30mΩ IP67 -40°C +160°C Black Silver Plated -40 → +160°C -
RS Stock No. 231-3213
Mfr. Part No.3FTL640+1F091
BrandMEC
TWD176.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc - Yes Momentary - - - -40°C +160°C Black - -40 → +160°C -
RS Stock No. 231-3140
Mfr. Part No.3FTL6+1D06
BrandMEC
TWD187.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc - - Momentary 10000000Operations 50mΩ IP67 -40°C +115°C White - -40 → +115°C -
RS Stock No. 231-3128
Mfr. Part No.3FTL6+1D02
BrandMEC
TWD165.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc - - Momentary 10000000Operations 50mΩ IP67 -40°C +115°C Green - -40 → +115°C -
RS Stock No. 283-9333
Mfr. Part No.3ETL9
BrandMEC
TWD132.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc 2.5 N - Momentary 10000000Operations 30mΩ IP67 -40°C +115°C Black Silver Plated -40 → +115°C -
RS Stock No. 231-3134
Mfr. Part No.3FTL6+1D03
BrandMEC
TWD178.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc - - Momentary - - - -40°C +115°C Grey - -40 → +115°C -
RS Stock No. 231-3207
Mfr. Part No.3FTL620+1F091
BrandMEC
TWD177.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc - Yes Momentary - - - -40°C +160°C Black - -40 → +160°C -
RS Stock No. 179-1195
Mfr. Part No.3ATL6+1B03+2B091
BrandMEC
TWD190.00
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 50 mA @ 24 V dc - Yes Momentary 10000000Operations 30mΩ IP67 -40°C +115°C Grey - -40 → +115°C -