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. 664-575A
Mfr. Part No.MX1A-11NW
kr 6,231
Each (In a Pack of 50)
Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) 10 mA @ 12 V ac 2.1 oz - Momentary - - - -10°C +70°C - - -10 → +70°C -
RS Stock No. 664-575
Mfr. Part No.MX1A-11NW
kr 8,632
Each (In a Pack of 5)
SPST-NO 10 mA @ 12 V ac 2.1 oz - Momentary - - - -10°C +70°C - - -10 → +70°C -
RS Stock No. 664-569
Mfr. Part No.MX1A-11NN
kr 6,92
Each (In a Pack of 5)
SPST-NO 10 mA @ 12 V ac - - - - - - -10°C +70°C - - -10 → +70°C -