Capacitive push button switch out of stainless steel

January 16, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Schurter is launching its new series of momentary and latching push button switches with capacitive touch sensor technology inside.

The CPS family of switches is available with 16mm, 19mm and 22mm diameter housings and is made of high-grade stainless steel. The CPS uses capacitive sensor technology, whereby a touch of the finger on the sensor area causes a change in the electrical field which in turn causes the switch to change its state, offering a momentary or latching switch function. Rated for operation across voltages up to 60VAC/VDC and currents up to 100mA, the switch is protected to IK09 and IP67. The CPS actuator expands further on actuation options with a so-called finger guide, which is designed to enhance the user experience.
Customers can choose from a wide range of illumination options, starting with the selection of a ring illuminated or area illuminated version. The area illuminated version is made of scratch-resistant biocompatible ceramics. Customers can then select a single color, bi-color, or multicolor configuration. Besides a set of predefined standard variations, the CPS can easily be customized to specific requirements by simply choosing from a list of options in the configurator list provided in the data sheet.

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