vs inlays + switches
|MEMBRANE SWITCH VS. INLAY|
|Electrical Safety||Low Voltage Operation: 48V||High Voltage Operation: 230V|
|Assembly||Complete Integration of leds, resistances, diodos, buttons, EMI/RFI/ESD shielding||Difficult to keep the same altitude.
Difficult to be parallel.
Difficult to center the LED to its window.
|Cost||Saving cost in mechanical design and work
Flexibility in the positioning of the electronics
|Machine work to get the hole for the switches
Big electronics to cover all the control surface
The electronics have to be positioned in parallel to the inlays
|Modification||Easy,quick and low cost, only affects the buttons||Difficult and costly to make the modification in mechinal design and PCB|
|Durability||1 million cycles with Metals Domes
5 million cycles without Metal Domes
|Depends on the quality of the switches, and if there is mechanical structure to transfer the actuation (25,000cycles)|
|Tactil Feedback||Smooth and uniform||Not smooth|
|Small Batch||Low cost||High cost of toolings|