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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.






Featured Tactile Switch Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Grayhill 95C06A2RAT 95C Series Non Washable 6 x 6 mm 1 N Surface Mount Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1105FF250Q TL1105 Series SPST 2.5 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
TE Connectivity 1571376-4 SPST Standard Actuator 260 Gram Force Tactile Switch
TE Connectivity 3-1437565-0 0.7 mm SPST Round Actuator 160 Gram Force Tactile Pushbutton Switch
E-Switch TL1105BF160Q TL1105 Series SPST 1.6 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
NKK Switches CB15FP CB Series SPST OFF-ON 6.2mm Square Flat Button Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1100F160Q TL1100 Series SPST 2.6 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
C&K Components PTS125SM43 LFS Momentary Action 12mm Tact Switch
C&K Components PTS645VH83 LFS Momentary Action 6 mm Tact Switch
C&K Components PTS645VL39 LFS PTS645 Series Compact 6 x 6 mm SPST 1.3 N Through Hole Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1105DF160Q-D310005 TL1105 Series SPST 1 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1107AF130WQ TL1107 Series SPST 1.3 N Rectangular Button Vertical Through Hole Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1105LF250Q TL1105 Series SPST 2.5 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
C&K Components KSC341GLFS KSC Series Sealed SPST 3 N / 4 N Gull Wing Surface Mount Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL3301DF260QG TL3301 Series SPST 2.6 N Round Button Gull Wing Surface Mount Tactile Switch
C&K Components KSC241GLFS KSC Series Sealed SPST 3 N / 4 N Gull Wing Surface Mount Tactile Switch
Grayhill 95CW06C3RART 95C Series Washable 6 x 6 mm SPST 2.8 N Right Angle Surface Mount Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL6100CF300QP TL6100 Series SPST 3 N Round Button PC Sealed Thru-Hole Tactile Switch
C&K Components KT11B2SAM34LFS KT Series Sealed SPST 3 N Side Actuated Right Angle Surface Mount Tactile Switch
NKK Switches JB15KP JB Series Sealed SPST 1.76 N Short Actuator Snap On Cap Staight PC Tactile
E-Switch TL1105KF160Q TL1105 Series SPST 1.6 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1105EF160Q TL1105 Series SPST 1.6 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1100DF160Q TL1100 Series SPST 2.6 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
E-Switch TL1105KF250Q TL1105 Series SPST 2.5 N Round Button PC Through Hole Tactile Switch
NKK Switches JF15CP2G JF Series Ultra-Thin Sealed SPST 3 N Straight Through Hole Tactile Switch

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