Microphone On Stage

A Vocal Performance Microphone using the TL4110 Series Tactile Switch

It’s hard to imagine a world without microphones. When someone is singing a song or giving a speech to a large crowd, microphones are there to help their voice reach all the people who have gathered to hear them. Microphones even let us hear the voices of people who aren’t in the same room as us, whether we’re listening to a live broadcast or a recording. Throughout the past century, microphone companies have kept innovating to help people reach their audiences.

One of E-Switch’s customers in an American audio products manufacturer. Since the 1920s, this company has been at the forefront of their industry with products including microphones, speakers, headphones, and more. One of their most well-known products is a dynamic vocal microphone. This microphone was first introduced in the 1960s and is considered the industry standard for live vocal performances. Its features include a pneumatic shock mount to rid the sound of vibrations and filters to keep out unwanted air.

As part of their microphone, the company needed a reliable tact switch. This is where E-Switch’s TL4110 Series tactile switch comes in.

The TL4110 Series is a right-angle surface mount tact switch. If you’re looking for a switch that takes up minimal space, look no further: the TL4110 has a low profile of 2.00mm by 2.8mm. This 20mA, 15VDC rated tact switch provides a single-pole, single throw (SPST) momentary function with an actuation force of 160 grams. It offers an electrical life of 300,000 cycles. To learn more about the TL4110 Series tactile switch, check out its datasheet and the specs below.

The TL4110 Series Right-angle Tactile Switch

TL4110 Series Tact Switch Specifications:

  • Contact Rating: 20mA @ 15VDC
  • Electrical Life: 300,000 gf
  • Contact Resistance: 500mΩ Max
  • Insulation Resistance: 50MΩ Min @ 100VDC
  • Dielectric Strength: 250VAC for 1 Minute
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Travel: 0.13mm
  • Contact Arrangement: SPST
  • Actuation Force: 160gf

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