Tamper click

Description of product

Tamper click is equipped with SDS001, a low profile side-actuated detect switch, made by C&K company. This is a high-quality, low-current detection switch, which is designed in a form of a push button. The switch itself is very small - only 2mm of switch overtravel length, which coupled with its low actuation force, makes it ideal for using it as a contact detector in various applications - consumer electronics devices, medical devices, smart card detection and similar applications.

Tamper click board™ is also additionally equipped with the RC filter that minimizes the bouncing effect, making this click a reliable solution for any contact detection application.

How does it work?

Tamper click is equipped with SDS001, low profile side-actuated detect switch. The switch itself acts as a push button and has 2 NO (Normally Open) terminals, which get shorted when the force is applied to the small piston-shaped button of the switch. These kinds of switches are usually mounted on the edge of the PCB so they can be easily reached by the elements that would apply a pressure to the switch.  The applied pressure closes the circuit, connecting the VCC routed to the first pin of the switch, with the INT pin on the mikroBUS™ The microcontroller is then able to detect a high logical level on the INT pin and the desired task can then be executed. The applied RC filter serves both as a debouncing circuitry and a pull-down for the terminal of the switch, preventing the floating state that way.

The used switch itself is intended to operate with digital signal levels, thus its electrical characteristics are tailored for this purpose: low contact resistance of 100mΩ, relatively low contact ratings of 100mA at 12V and 50 000 switching cycles before the failure. These attributes make it ideal for digital signal applications, specifically.

Onboard SMD jumper allows using either 5V or 3.3V at the VCC level. This should be selected accordingly to the microcontroller pin voltage capability.