TE Connectivity – Snap-action switch detects opening of cover


The ALCOSWITCH UP miniature snap-action switch from TE Connectivity (TE) may be used to trigger a signal to the host controller or processor in a payment terminal in the event of the case being opened.

Suitable for board mounting, this tiny switch has a footprint of just 12.7mm x 5.8mm, and a profile of 6.65mm.

A single-pole, double-throw switch, it is supplied either with or without levers, and rated for two different actuating forces. The DC version of the switch is rated for a current of 0.1A at 30V DC, and the AC version has a current rating of 3A at 125V AC.

• Supplied in straight and right-angle versions
• Rated for 1 million switching cycles
• 100mΩ maximum initial contact resistance