The switch manufacturer C&K announced tamper-proof switches for use in next-generation communicating devices including smart meters, alarms and point of sales terminals. The new ATS switches are designed in such as way that any opening or hacking of devices can be detected.
C&K’s ATS series comes in a compact format at 6 x 3.8 mm footprint area and a low profile. With 3.2 mm height and uses a soft actuator, offers a significant mechanical travel of 1.1 mm. This includes an over-travel of 0.4 mm to provide designers an easy integration.
“In a wireless device, the biggest problem is energy management – especially when the source cannot be replaced or recharged,” said Régis Clement, Global Product Manager at C&K. “Our new ATS Series was specifically designed to address these requirements, minimizing energy consumption to the maximum with Ultra Low Current and Normally Closed contact.”
C&K’s ATS switch is IP54-rated and resistant against corrosive agents, making it to withstand harsh environments and anti-tampering applications.
The switches are available with standard lead-time, and shipped in reels of 2,000 pieces.