KSM Series
Side Actuated Detect Switch

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The KSM series side actuated detect switch from C&K is a low profile, high quality switch that can be used as a position sensing switch, an edge card reset switch, a smart card presence switch detector and in various DSL/fiber optic network or automotive applications. KSM switches are RoHS compliant, manufactured with gold contacts – and feature a momentary, normally closed contact.

Features and Benefits

  • Low profile
  • Momentary, normally closed contact
  • Gold contacts

Typical Applications

  • Automotive
  • Position sensing switch
  • Edge card reset switch


  • Contact Rating:

    50 mA

  • Electrical Life:

    50,000 cycles, 200,000 cycles depending on model

  • Contact Resistance:

    see datasheet for details varies by model

  • Insulation Resistance:

    109 ohms

  • Dielectric Strength:

    250 Vrms

  • Operating Temperature:

    -40°C to +85°C

  • Solderability:

    Compatible with lead free reflow process

= Most Common

Current Rating Circuit Mounting Type Sealing Illumination Switch Function Electrical Life Cycles Voltage Rating - AC Voltage Rating - DC Actuator Type Termination Style Operating Force, Torque Release Force Pretravel Overtravel Packaging
50mA SPST-NC Surface Mount Sealed - IP40 None On-Mom 50,000 32V Hard Gull Wing 110gf Tape & Reel
50mA SPST-NC Surface Mount Sealed - IP40 None On-Mom 200,000 32V Hard Gull Wing 90gf Tape & Reel