Tyco Electronics recently released a half pitch DIP switch under the ALCOSWITCH brand. Terminals are spaced on 0.050 centerlines. The switch is available in even sizes from two through ten positions. Cycle rating is up to 1000 cycles. Overall height is .091 in the standard version and .067 in a special four position version. This switch provides the same performance as the .100 centerline product in a package half the size. Half pitch DIP switches may be used in lighting systems, computers, vending machines, and various applications in industrial machinery and telecommunications.
The contacts are rated at 100 mA @ 50 V DC for non-switching and 25 mA @ 24 V DC for switching. The contacts are constructed of a copper alloy with gold over nickel plating. The terminals are tin-lead over nickel plating. Base and cover materials are PPS while the actuator is high temperature polyester. The . The switch is rated for 30 ° C to 85 ° C operating temperatures.
The switches are available packaged in tubes or on tape and reel. A tape seal is standard to accommodate vacuum pick and place.