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Snaptron Adds a New Dual-Action Feature to Their DT-Series Tactile Domes

WINDSOR, CO, March 9, 2020—Today, Snaptron announced a new feature to their DT-Series, also known as dual-touch tactile domes. The DT dome is similar to a standard four-legged metal dome, except one foot is shorter. The new feature, called “Continuous Dual-Touch,” maintains two separate electrical contacts through two actuations in a single dome switch. The […]

Snaptron Launches the RCG Series

Snaptron Launches the RCG Series, A Tactile Dome Switch that Activates Multiple Independent Circuits and Reduces the Impact from Debris WINDSOR, CO, May 26, 2020—Today Snaptron announced the launch of a brand-new series of metal domes, the RCG series, a four-legged dome with a unique ring in the center. This feature helps reduce impact from […]

Snaptron’s Response to COVID-19

Posted: March 26, 2020 Dear Valued Customers, On behalf of everyone at Snaptron, our thoughts are with all those impacted by COVID-19. Our focus is, as always, on the safety and well-being of our employees and customers. As you may have heard, the State of Colorado has joined others in ordering a shelter-in-place mandate. As […]

Most Common Way of Securing Tactile Domes to your PCB

Snaptron offers Peel-N-Place arrays which is the most common way to secure tactile domes to your PCB or flex circuit.  Typically, metal domes are not meant to be soldered.  When a dome is actuated, the center of the dome collapses making contact at the center.  As this happens, the legs of the dome flex out. […]

Choosing Tactile Dome PCB Board Plating

When evaluating the type of PCB pad plating you will need with tactile dome contacts, it is important to ask yourself two questions: 1. What is the product life cycle requirement? 2. What type of contact resistance do I require? The circuit pad base is often copper, which will oxidize if not plated. Nickel has […]