Programmable Sprinkler Controllers

Throughout history, humans have been growing plants for food, decoration, and recreation. Relying on rainwater alone often isn’t enough to keep these plants alive and healthy. Therefore, people have been using irrigation for thousands of years to give plants all the water they need. As history has progressed, irrigation technology has progressed along with it.

One of E-Switch’s customers is a leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. For over eighty years, this California-based company has provided irritation solutions to customers around the world. In addition to sprinklers, valves, and related parts, the company manufactures automatic sprinkler timers. These devices can be programmed by the owner to create the ideal irrigation schedule for their plants’ needs.

The company needed a reliable tact switch mounted behind the overlay as part of their programmable sprinkler controller’s feature selection. This is where E-Switch’s TL6330 series tact switch comes in. Tact switches’ small size makes them a popular choice for consumer electronics, including smart home devices. With a small package size of 2.80mm x 4.60mm x 1.90mm, the TL6330 is no exception. The TL6330 series offers a surface mount PC board design and long electrical life of 200,000 cycles. The switch’s IP67 rating ensures protection against the elements.

The TL6330

TL6330 Specs:

  • Contact Rating: 50mA @ 32VDC
  • Electrical Life: 200,000 cycles
  • Contact Resistance: 100mΩ Max
  • Insulation Resistance: 1GΩ Min @ 500VDC
  • Dielectric Strength: 250VAC for 1 Minute
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Storage Temperature: -55°C to 85°C
  • Travel: 0.25mm
  • Contact Arrangement: SPST
  • Actuation Force: 200gf
  • Dust/Moisture Protection: IP67

Want to look at more sealed surface mount tact switches? Here are some other options from E-Switch:

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