Industry White Papers

Basics of Tactile Switches

September 04, 2020 by Omron Electronic Components

This whitepaper offers a basic introduction to tactile switches, a key component for many end devices which require actuators such as buttons.

A tactile switch allows electricity to flow in an electrical circuit by manually pressing the operating section. The switch is used to supply an input signal to actuate a device or equipment. It is designed with a small footprint suited for mounting onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCB) made to connect electronic components to form electronic circuits.

A tactile switch is literally a switch in which users can “feel a click sense of touch”. In this whitepaper, learn more about the features, structure, and applications of tactile switches.