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Membrane Switch Description


1.Electronic Characteristics

Circuit rating

35V (DC), 100mA, 1W

Contact resistance

10Ω~500Ω (According the trace length and materials)

Insulation resistance

> 100MΩ 250V DC 

Contact bounce

≤ 5ms

Dielectric withstand

250VRms (50~60Hz 1min)

Life expectancy

Flat type ≥ 5 million times, tactile type ≥ 1 million times

2.Mechanical Properties

Actuation force

Flat type: 57-284g (2-10 Oz), tactile type: 170~397g (6~14 Oz) 

Switch stroke

Fflat type: 0.1~0.5mm, tactile type: 0.6~1.5mm 

3.Environmental Parameters   

Operating Temperature


Storage temperature



40°C, 90% ~95%, 240 hours



Membrane switches are used in many consumer products as well as many industrial applications.

Some of the most common applications for a membrane switch include:

  • medical equipment
  • industrial control panels
  • retail equipment
  • instrumentation
  • household appliances
  • consumer products

Household appliances like microwave ovens and stoves are operated by membrane switches. Vending machines, kiosks, exercise equipment, and gasoline pumps are other common retail/consumer applications. In industry, any manufacturing equipment can have a control panel with a membrane switch. Medical test equipment and HVAC controls are also good examples of uses for membrane switches.



We offer membrane switches that perform, with long life cycles and high durability. Our membrane switches come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, but share these common features and benefits:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Easy to clean hard surface, resists moisture, abrasions
  • Long life at low cost – the average switch life is 500,000 to 5,000,000 actuations
  • Reliable, attractive, customized user interface
  • Custom design flexibility – match with existing components, graphics, shape, color, branding
  • Custom switch features – embedded LED, backlighting
  • Short lead times