Nowadays,the silicone keypads and the membrane switch are a common custom keypad, the scope of application are quite extensive.However, many customers don’t clear about the difference between the two modes.
From the professional point of view, we can tell you the difference between the silicone keypad and the membrane switch:
The cost input of silicone keypad is a little bit more than membrane switch in the early because of the charge of mould fixture.
In practice,the tactile feeling of silicone keypad is better than membrane switch’s when touching and pressing.
Owing to Silicone keypads’ material and characteristics,its circle life is longer than membrane switch’s much.
From the above we can see the difference between these two aspects, and now the mainstream market is that many previous products with membrane switch are replacing with silicone keypads to improve the using of touch and its circle life.