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KAP Series Piano DIP Switch

KAP Series Piano DIP Switch

KAP Series piano DIP switches employ a reliable wiping contact mechanism that ensures stable contact at low resistance. They are PC board mountable with through hole termination and come with either extended or recessed actuators with two to 12 actuator positions from which to choose. This includes a choice of top-side "OFF" or top-side "ON" configurations.

The KAP Series piano DIP switch features an optional top seal designed to withstand wave soldering and board washing. The gold-plated contacts on this piano DIP switch have an initial, or switch electrical rating of 25mA of 24VDC. The carry rating, or steady-state current rating, is 100mA of 50VDC.

Applications for these piano DIP switches include:

  • Garage door openers
  • Test & instrumentation
  • Telecommunications
  • Controller applications


  • Piano style, through-hole (PCB pin) termination
  • From 2 to 12 positions
  • Top tape seal optional
  • Tube packaging



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Detail Specifications

ELECTRICAL RATING: Switch: 25mA @ 24VDC; Carry: 100mA @ 50VDC OPERATING LIFE: 2,000 Make-and-Break Cycles, Each Circuit SWITCH FUNCTION: SPST, 2 Thru 12 Positions (Except Position 11) CONTACT RESISTANCE: Initial: 50mΩ Typical @ 2-4VDC, 100mA; After Life: 100mΩ Typical @ 2.4DC, 100mA INSULATION RESISTANCE: 100MΩ Min. @ 500V DC OPERATING FORCE: 1000gf Max. TRAVEL, ACTUATOR: 2.0mm Typical DIELECTRIC STRENGTH: 500V RMS Min. at Sea Level Between Adjacent Terminals OPERATING/STORAGE TEMPERATURE: -40°C to 85°C VIBRATION: To MIL-STD-202F, Method 201 A SHOCK: To MIL-STD-202F, Method 213B, Condition A CAPACITANCE: 5pf Max. Between Adjacent Terminals / SOLDERING RECOMMENDATION / WAVE: 500°F (260°C) for 5s Max. HAND: 30W Soldering Iron at 608°F (320°C) for 2s Typical *Keep all switches in the "OFF" position during soldering and cleaning process.

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