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Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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New Slide Switch from Duraswitch
Magnetic slider actuator.
Frankenmuth, MI — Duraswitch® has added a slide switch to its line of long-life, flat panel switches. As with all of the company's products, the new slide switch is based on a patented, magnetic-based design that results in a robust, highly customizable user interface solution.

When the slide is moved, gold balls underneath follow magnets housed within the top lever. As the gold balls pass over the contacts on a flexible circuit, the switch signal is sent to the microprocessor. The design enables seamless integration in keypads and control boards. Mounted on flex circuit, The slide switch can be sealed against contaminants eliminating a common cause of switch failure. The switch has a total package depth of 0.125-in. (3.175mm) below the overlay, making it a perfect solution for space-constrained applications. The thin profile can even accommodate curved surfaces. Quiet and easy to use, the slide switch is a natural extension of the Duraswitch product line. Duraswitch also offers the PushGate® pushbutton and thiNcoder® rotary switch, along with a wide range of unusual constructions.

As with other Duraswitch products, the slide switch is fully customizable for detents and electronic output. The slide switch is available as a stand-alone discrete switch or integrated directly into a full custom panel.

Contact: Duraswitch, 9202 N. 123rd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-659-0495 E-mail: tkuhn@duraswitch.com Web:

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