C&K Components offers a versatile silent-detect switch with a variety of orientations for increased design flexibility. Designated the KSJ series, the single-pole, single-throw, normally open-detect switch features high-actuation tolerances along with silent and linear operation during actuation with no tactile effect. As an automotive-grade product, typical applications for the 20-mV to 32-V dc switch include retractable dashboard LCD end-of-stroke detection, defroster positioning in HVAC rotating buttons, and passenger airbag switches. The switch is also suitable for computer infrastructures and industrial electronics. The top- or side-actuated switch features long actuation periods of up to 2000 h under 85°C (185°F), which ensure higher time at ambient temperature.