OTTO, a maker of control switches, joysticks, and grips, has just released the TC Series Keypad Module, the TC-5.
The new TC-5 is the first in a series of keypad modules, with 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-button versions coming soon, according to the company. These keypad modules are suitable for use in harsh environments and demanding applications, such as the agriculture, construction, industrial, and medical sectors.
At just over an inch in diameter, the TC-5 can be front- or rear-mounted in a grip or front panel. The module incorporates keypad functionality within a very small footprint; standard or custom legends are available and can be LED-backlit with a variety of colors.
Standard termination options include flying leads, ribbon cable (with or without AMP connector), or FCC. Tested to 1 million cycles, the TC-5 has an operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C and it is sealed to IP68S. The TC-5 can be used in panel or grip applications and cursor-control or data-entry applications.
TC-5 keypad module for harsh environments