Are there variations in which directions tactile switches can be pressed?
The standard models are top actuated tactile switches, but there are some side acutatued types also.
The lineup of horizontal push type (vertical type) is as follows:
B3F: Standard DIP terminal (through hole terminal)
B3U: Surface mount, very small type
Pressing the switch diagonally or laterally against the plunger may damage the contact dome or reduce its durability.
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Horizontal Push Type
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