MATERIALS: C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and push button switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed new silicone rubber sealing boots for its 7000 Series miniature, 9000 Series power and military-qualified toggle switches. The new silicone rubber boots are used to seal the toggle switches to protect against contaminants such as salt water, lubricants, cleaning solvents, dust, dirt and grease.
Made from silicone, the rubber boots feature a high tear strength along with a wide operating temperature range, allowing the sealing boots to remain pliable in cold weather applications. The silicone rubber boots are available in full- and half-boot versions to fit all 15/32 inch bushings as well as a full boot to fit all ¼ inch bushings.
Typical pricing for the silicone sealing boots for the 7000 Series, 9000 Series and military-qualified toggle switches ranges from $1.00-$1.50 depending on model and quantity.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi