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Advantage of Metal Dome
What is the minimum order quantity?
How to contact you?
How to order?
What's Tactile Membrane Switches?
Do you have local distributors in our area?
What does it mean to over-travel a metal dome?
Do I need to vent the domes through my printed circuit board?
Is there a recommended actuator for depressing the domes?
How are the domes packaged?
Who are the users of arrays ?
What does "dimple" stand for ?
How do I apply the metal domes to my p.c.b., membrane, or flex circuit?
Can the domes be soldered to a circuit board?
Our Number Introduction (What's each Item Stands for)


Advantage of Metal Dome
The Metal Dome Keypad differs from the Mylar Dome in so far as the tactile feel is obtained by inserting a metal dome in between the Graphic Overlay and the Lower Circuit. This then gives a more 'clicky' tactile sensation when the switch is pressed. It offers a cost effective solution to those designers who want more of a tactile feel. (However, due to the extra work and material will inevitably cost more than the Mylar Dome Keypad). Again, with an operating life of greater than one million closures, this is a very frequently chosen option.

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What is the minimum order quantity?
The minimum order quantity is whole pcs / style requirement. The minimum order amount USD800 each order, not include delivery cost, tax and VAT. For order amount under USD800 or separat the whole dozen, the price will be 30% higher. The same condition and terms as sample order.

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How to contact you?
Contact us with your detail information, including the address/ telephone/fax/ whole name/ email/ company/ order quantity via our email: petersales(at)gmail.com. We will send the price list with detail price terms and conditions after we received your request.

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How to order?
Note this is only a online showroom of our products. Please contact us for detailed goods. When you confirm the price list, you can send us a order list, including style no, quantity, price and Total. After we received your order list, we will check our store and revise quantity according your order list (so we can deliver as soon as possible after we received your remittance) then send you the PI (proforma invoice) with delivery cost to you.We will hold the order six days, so please remit in the valid time and inform us. We will send out your goods upon receipt of your payment.

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What's Tactile Membrane Switches?
Standard configration tactile membrane switches with stainless steel domes. These switches are versatile as well as durable and can be used in any application where membrane switch technology is appropriate. Ideal for Prototype or production requirements. These standard configurations can be arrayed with other switches in this series to create more complex key arrangements. Can be used with screenprinted or digitally produced graphic overlays. A polyester graphic overlay film is recommended All switches in this category meet the following specifications: Contact Rating- 15V , 5 mA * Resistance- 150 ohms max * Contact Bounce- 10 msec * Operating Temp- 0 to 50 C * Storage Temp- -25 to 70 C * Life- 1 million cycles * Force- 450 G

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Do you have local distributors in our area?
We do not use distributors. We see no reason why you should have to deal with a middle-man when you can buy directly from the manufacturing source. We ship worldwide every day, by any shipping method you prefer. All of our products are manufactured entirely at our facilities in Dongguan, China, Contact Us to set up an account.

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What does it mean to over-travel a metal dome?
Most of our metal domes are designed to be depressed to flat and no further. However, in some applications more travel is required. Our Circle-Series metal domes are designed with an additional .005" travel past the flat plane. This means that the dome will exhibit its designed characteristics only when over-traveled. Conversely, the dome will not exhibit its designed tactile response when pushed to flat. The Circle-Series metal domes will accommodate this additional travel without damaging the metal dome.

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Do I need to vent the domes through my printed circuit board?
While venting is not absolutely necessary for every application, it is desirable in almost all applications. When the dome is depressed, air is trapped underneath it. To avoid compressing the air under the dome when actuated, it is recommended that a vent channel be present. The venting of the dome can be achieved a number of different ways. Some Examples: a.) vent channel can go from dome to dome via a spacer layer b.) Dome arrays can be top vented through the polyester material c.) Vent channel can go through the board. Not properly venting the dome will result in significant loss of tactile response.

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Is there a recommended actuator for depressing the domes?
While there are any number of different sizes and shapes of actuators, we test the actuation force of our domes with a .050 diameter, flat-bottom plunger. See Test Criteria for more information on testing the domes.

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How are the domes packaged?
There are several different packaging methods to choose from, depending on your specific application. The domes can be packaged in Bulk (jars) , on polyester-adhesive Sheets, and in Cartridges for use with the Metal Dome Placement Pen and the Automated Dome Placement Machine. Please contact su for more information.

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Who are the users of arrays ?
All membrane switch manufacturers. In all projects including keypads you can use dome arrays.

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What does "dimple" stand for ?
There are 2 types of dimple : dimple & micro-dimple. The micro-dimple exists for 6mm domes. Thanks to its small size it allows, in case of dust on the circuit, to eliminate the dust and make the contact. The dimple on the 8.4mm & 12.2mm domes allows a bigger surface of contact. It is recommanded for flexible circuits in order to limit the travel.

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How do I apply the metal domes to my p.c.b., membrane, or flex circuit?
Our metal domes are applied by means of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape. Several standard material options are available, as well as custom materials.

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Can the domes be soldered to a circuit board?
Not recommended. When the domes are pushed, the feet actually move outward slightly. When soldered to a circuit board, the feet of the domes are restricted from their natural movement. This restriction can negatively affect the tactile response of the domes, and in some cases, cause irreparable damage to the domes.

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Our Number Introduction (What's each Item Stands for)
We have a detailed Numbering of the Specification. Please view the following information. Shape: the shape of the metal dome // C: circular; F: Cross; T: triangular; O: oblong; Rebound Force: the control of the Rebound Force, which divides into three types: A, B and D:// Height: the height of metal dome, which divide into E, F, G, I, K, M, P, Q, S;// Center Dimple: the height of Center Dimple, which divide into O (No dimple), K, R, U and W// Side Dimple: the height of Side Dimple, which divide into O (No dimple), K, R, U, W Leg Width: the Width of the leg Leg length: the length of the leg Offset: the distance between center of the leg and the center of metal dome Example: 5C-150BFOO means: Dia=5mm - Shape=Circle - Force=150g - Rebound Force=B (75g)-Height=F (0.23mm)-O=No Center Dimple-O=No side dimple

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