K12 Series
High Performance Key Switch

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With a wide choice of LED colors, travel and actuator forces available, C&K’s K12 High Performance keyswitch is perfect for motorcycles, off-road vehicles, joysticks, networking equipment or industrial electronics. The K12 is designed for low-level switching and is made to last. It can be sealed for environmental protection, and is available in double stroke or detector versions as well.

Features and Benefits

  • Excellent tactile feel
  • Wide choice of LED colors, travel and actuator forces
  • High reliability / long life

Typical Applications

  • Automotive, Motorcycles
  • Off-road transportation
  • Industrial electronics


  • Contact Rating:


  • Electrical Life:

    between 50,000 and 1,000,000 cycles

  • Contact Resistance:

    < 50 milliohms

  • Insulation Resistance:

    > 10,000 megohms

  • Dielectric Strength:

    > 500 V

  • Operating Temperature:

    -40°C to 85°C

  • Solderability:

    Wave soldering, compatible with lead free soldering profile, Hand soldering, 350°C