Digi-Key Stocks C&K ELUM Series Switches

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 6, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today it is now stocking C&K Components' ELUM series switches.

Designed to eliminate the need for separate LEDs and light pipes on printed circuit boards, these switches are available on Digi-Key's global websites and are featured in its print and online catalogs.

The ELUM Series switches feature a 6 mm profile and are available in through-hole and surface-mount configurations. The ELUM features silver- or gold-plated contacts that range in ratings from 0.01 mA to 250 mA and from 20 mV to 50 VDC. The latching version (push-push) can be specified for switching functions such as mode select and power on/off, while the momentary version is ideal for test, reset and notification functions.

The ELUM Series device is one of the only pushbutton switches designed so the LED travels with the actuator, ensuring even distribution of light. The compact design saves space on the PC board, enabling product miniaturization and greater on-board functionality.

ELUM Series switches are RoHS-compliant and compatible with high-speed reflow soldering processes. The 30,000-cycle life expectancy makes the pushbutton devices ideal for telecom, industrial, medical, automotive, and consumer electronics applications.

To learn more about this product, view the "ELUM™ Illuminated Pushbuttons" PTM Online... On Demand® product training module on Digi-Key's websites. This new training module introduces the product as well as discussion of physical and electrical options and applications for these switches.

About C&K Components

C&K Components leads the industry in the design and manufacturing of detect, DIP, navigation, pushbutton, rocker, rotary, slide, snap, switchlock, tactile and toggle switches as well as smart card interconnect devices and high reliability connectors. C&K offers more than 40,000 unique part numbers that are built, priced and delivered as standard catalog items. C&K has state-of-the-art design centers in Europe, North America and Asia, which include complete in-house testing facilities in each region. C&K offers flexible manufacturing capable of scaling production from prototype design through volume production and also offers a wide range of value-added solutions, from wire leads and harnesses to complete front panel assemblies. For more information about C&K Components, visit

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.