In order to protect operating functions from being unintentionally actuated, RAFI offers a new keyswitch from its RAFIX 22 FS+ control component series, an extraordinarily compact solution with an overall height of only 45.1 mm from the front plate. Despite its small dimensions, the compact keyswitch is characterized by a great level of tactility.
RAFI offers the switch with momentary and latching functions as well as four different rotational angles. With IP 65 protection class the unit is water-jet proof and therefore suitable for a wide range of applications. The compact keyswitch is designed for mounting holes with a diameter of 22.3 mm for contact spacing of 35 x 35 mm. Assembly takes place by attaching a threaded ring. Front rings in various colors as well as metalized designs are available for labeling the function. Just like all RAFIX 22 FS+ operating components, the compact keyswitch can also be combined with PCB solder terminal contact blocks (PCB) for PCB mounting or with quick-connect contact blocks (QC) for directly wired connection. With the PCB solution, the switch reaches the low mounting depth typical of the RAFIX 22 FS+, only 9.2 mm. This offers the basis for modern housing designs with a very flat construction. To achieve this, contact blocks of this series are taken into consideration in PCB layouts and arranged next to other components. In this way, pushbutton, keyswitch or selector switch applications from the same series can be combined on the same printed circuit board with RAFI short-travel keyswitches in various dimensions and with various tactile switching forces and actuating areas. In contrast, the QC contact blocks with quick-connect terminals make especially quick and economical assembly possible. The pre-fabrication of the cable assemblies with contact blocks also makes everything especially easy due to the tool-free assembly principle. The mounting depth of the control components is 27 mm with the QC version.