Panasonic – New light-touch switches benefit from excellent tactile feedback


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a series of small side-operated surface-mount light-touch switches for portable electronic equipment.

The EVPAK series switches have a footprint of just 3.9mm x 2.1mm excluding the push plate. They are 1.6mm high.

These single-pole, single-throw, snap-action switches offer excellent tactile feedback from switch travel of just 0.12mm and minimum operating force of 1.6N. Their power ratings for a resistive load range from 10μA and 2V DC up to 20mA and 15V DC.

The lifetime rating of the EVPAK switches is a minimum of 500,000 cycles.


  • IP67 protection rating for dust and water ingress
  • 100MΩ insulation resistance
  • 10ms maximum bounce time
  • Operating-temperature range: -40°C to 85°C


  • Portable electronic equipment