What is a Tactile Switch?
A tactile switch is an on/off electronic switch that is only on when the button is pressed or if there is a definitive change in pressure. Another way to consider it, as momentary make or brake switch. As soon as a tactile switches button is released, the circuit is broken.
A main area of tactile switches, are tact switches. Tact switches are tactile electromechanical switches for keyboards, keypads, instruments or interface control-panel applications. Tact switches react to user interaction with the button or switch when it makes contact with the control panel beneath. In most cases this is usually a printed circuit board (PCB).
Types of Tactile Switches
There are many different kinds of electronic Tactile Switches and at Future Electronics we offer you a wide variety to select from. Some of the types of electric Tactile Switches available include:
- Standard Types
- Illuminated Types
- Sealed Types
- Key Tops
- Surface Mount Types
- Hinged Types
You will find a comprehensive selection of electronic tactile switches at Future Electronics. Our offering includes a range of sizes and styles of tactile switches. Use our parametric filters to refine your tactile switch search on our website. You can select by size, by actuation force, by actuator style, by termination style, and by contact material.
Tactile Switch Suppliers and Tactile Switch Manufacturers
There are many different kinds of Tactile Switches and at Future Electronics we offer you a wide variety of Tactile Switches from such suppliers as BI Technologies, C&K Components, Cherry Electric, E-Switch, Grayhill, Marquardt Switches, NKK Switches, Schurter, TE Connectivity.
Tactile Switch Applications
Typical Tactile Switch applications include: Low power, miniature devices, digital switching, anything where operator feedback is required (a switch confirmation coming from the switch being depressed) will find that the perfect choice is a Tactile switch.
Tactile Switches in R&D quantities or production ready packaging
With our state of the art facility in Memphis and FutureElectronics.com, you have the option to order the exact number of Tactile switches required for your R&D or electronic project needs without the unnecessary surplus of buying full reels or boxes.