Waterproof Membrane Switches and Keypads
Without a properly sealed waterproof membrane switch or waterproof keypad, your electronics are at risk of moisture, dust, dirt, and other fine particulate intrusion. This can damage your devices, leading to shortages and malfunctions that will not be cheap to repair.
Using waterproof membrane switches is the best way to protect your investments, saving you money, time, and stress.
We can manufacture to up to IP68.
Waterproof Membrane Switches and Keypads Offer Extensive Benefits
Rubber membrane switches are made with high grade silicon-rubber and conductive carbon pills or non-conductive rubber actuators. Through the compression molding process, an angled web is created around the keypad that collapses whenever a user presses a key. This protective webbing offers several benefits for the user.
Damage Protection from Water, Dust, and micro-particulate
The most important role of the membrane switch is protecting your valuable electronic devices from further damage. The compression-molded silicon-rubber of ruggedized membrane switches keeps out moisture, increasing the longevity of your devices.
Less expensive than other membrane switch and keypad types
Beyond its waterproofing abilities, what makes rubber keypads and switches such a popular choice is its low price point. They tend to be less expensive than other styles, allowing for the functionality you need at a cost-effective price.
Resistant against extreme temperatures and aging
Not only is the silicon perfect for resisting water and dust particles, but it also works well through heat and long-term use. Because of its resistance to moisture and chemicals, it slows down deterioration, making it a great investment.
Flexible cosmetic options and tactile feedback customization
Rubber membrane switches and keypads can be designed in many different shapes, sizes, and colors to match your needs. They offer flexibility in rubber hardness, as well as keypad surface design. You can also create the style of tactile feedback you prefer, including 3-dimensional keypads and firm tactile response.
Added level of comfort with smooth silicone-rubber keypads
Keypads and membrane switches facilitate user interactions, and silicon-rubber is a great way to improve the user experience. As opposed to plastic, rubber keys are soft, making them more enjoyable to press.
Easy cleaning with waterproof surfaces
The waterproof nature of silicon-rubber means cleaning is simple, making it even harder for dirt and debris to penetrate the membrane switch.
Waterproof Membrane Switches Must Ensure Functionality and Reliability
Choosing the right rubber membrane or waterproof keypad for your application is an important decision. Before purchasing, ensure that the switch possesses the qualities it should to prevent damage to your electronics.
To be waterproof, a membrane switch must:
- Be completely water resistant even in full submersion
- Utilize an edge gasket between the overlay edge and mounting case
- Be durable enough to ensure longevity
- Use specific materials that prevent damage from extreme weather or temperatures
- Have circuits isolated from outside environments
- Be simple to install or retrofit into existing equipment
Waterproof Membrane Switches from Dyna-Graphics
Dyna-graphics provides waterproof membrane switches and rubber keypad technology for a variety of applications. With over nine industries served, we provide the solution to whatever your unique application may be. To learn more about our custom waterproof membrane switch and rubber keypads, visit our Marine industry page.If you’re unsure of whether waterproofing technology is right for you, contact us or find a local representative today.