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PREMO Launches the Pushbutton Switches Series for Automotive and Harsh Environment Applications

March 10, 2021 by Hailey Stewart

This innovation (Tiny button) is designed to lock and unlock a car in combination with PKE (Passive Keyless Entry System)/ PEPS (Passive Entry/Passive Start) for secure access to vehicle.

PREMO, the leading manufacturer of RFID components, has announced the Pushbutton Switches series, PB-Sx, with a superior electrical, mechanic, and waterproof performances that have been especially designed for vehicle access and other applications in harsh environments.


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Many of the vehicles currently manufactured in the world feature a KES (keyless entry system) where LF antennas, pushbutton switches, and LEDs are commonly use and assembled in the door handle.

This PB-Sx series has been designed and manufactured following the European and International PREMO patents EP3726552A1 and WO2020212406A1, respectively, to provide a 100% sealed component against ingress of water and pressurized water (IP6k9), extremely functional conditions (20k pulses underwater), and mechanical life endurance (reliability) >10E5 with a nominal push-force of 12 ± 3N.

And now we also provide an especial interior design feature to avoid any breakage due to random assembly operations, where an external shear forces can be applied against the door handle or even as a result of frictional impacts against a sidewall of the vehicle in narrow passages. This last innovation is patent pending


Image courtesy of PREMO
Image courtesy of PREMO


This range of pushbuttons is completely configurable within each model in relation to the length of the cable, the terminals (based on the final connector) and the series resistor.


Image courtesy of PREMO
Image courtesy of PREMO


PREMO fast mold-making technology allows easy customization of button shape and housing dimensions, to fit into any existing or new door handler designs. In-house plastic injection processes combined with 3Dprinting and fast-prototype equipment, provide custom made switch samples in less than 4 weeks lead time.

Formats are differents: Switches with integrated rigid button on top, developed for exposed external locations. Switches fully made with rubber compound, for interior usage on hidden lash door handlers. Switches with chromed buttons, for exterior installations with visual aspect matching on metallic paintings under demand. And switches with patented additional mechanical protection, increasing the robustness and mechanical performance up to limits never reached before on a single tact-switch button complex design.



Based in Spain, PREMO is a company engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of electronic components with a special focus on Power Magnetic Components and the key enabling technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution: IoT, M2M, VR/AR, Connected and Electric Vehicles. Our product portfolio includes a wide range of power transformers, inductors and chokes, current sensors, EMC filters, PLC components and RFID antennas (worldwide leader) and AR/ VR Motion Tracking Sensors. In addition to our broad range of standard components and off-the-shelf products, PREMO also designs custom solutions to fit customer requirements based on the latest technologies to help your systems be more efficient. An organization of over 1500 employees, 5 design centers, 3 production locations, and an extensive sales network, has let PREMO have a global presence in more than 36 countries to meet our customers' specific needs. Since 1962, we’ve become a preferred supplier because of our strong commitment to business excellence, engineering support, reliable delivery, and product quality.