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KAD Series Low Profile, Tri-state DIP Switch

KAD Series Low Profile, Tri-state DIP Switch

The KAD Series is a tri-state DIP switch replacing the KAT Series. While most DIP switches feature just “ON” and “OFF” functionality with multiple positions, the KAD Series DIP switch is a tri-state switch that features “high output,” “low output” and “high impedance” or “OFF” functionality at multiple positions. This can be useful in situations where multiple devices are connected to the same bus and need to take turns accessing it.

KAD Series low-profile DIP switches are available with 4, 5, 8, 9 or 10 positions, with each circuit featuring a life expectancy of 2,000 cycles. Switches are available with straight, through-hole or gull wing termination and are delivered in either tube or tape and reel packaging, An extended or recessed actuator is also available, and a top tape seal for protection from dust and moisture is available with the recessed actuator. Markets and applications for the KAD Series tri-state, low profile DIP switch include:

  • Audio/visual
  • Computer peripherals
  • Consumer electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical equipment


  • Low profile, tri-state DIP switch
  • 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10 positions
  • Straight pins (through-hole) or gull wing (SMT) termination
  • Tube or tape and reel packaging options
  • Top tape seal option with recessed actuator



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Detail Specifications

ELECTRICAL RATING: 100mA @ 50VDC (Non-switching); 25mA @ 24VDC (Switching) LIFE EXPECTANCY: 2,000 Cycles each circuit CONTACT RESISTANCE: 100mΩ Max. INSULATION RESISTANCE: 100 MΩ Min. at 500VDC DIELECTRIC STRENGTH: 500VAC for 1 min. OPERATING TEMPERATURE: -20°C to 85°C STORAGE TEMPERATURE: -40°C to 85°C TRAVEL: 0.8mm in each direction CONTACT ARRANGEMENT: SPDT each position

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