Switches

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Mersen to Showcase Complete Portfolio of 1500vdc PV Products at Solar Power International 2016

August 30, 2016

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Mersen will display its complete portfolio of 1500VDC components for the growing solar market during Solar Power International, September 12-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Launched in mid-2015, this comprehensive product portfolio was developed for early design into 1500VDC systems. With a dedicated range of products to disconnect, clip and isolate, that includes string and NH... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Safety Rope Pull Switches protect conveyors up to 820 ft long.

August 30, 2016

Designed to mount on machines and sections of conveyors which cannot be protected by guards, OMEGA® GLHD Series can initiate emergency command from any point along installed rope length and provide robust emergency stop, rope pull protection for exposed conveyors or machines. Heavy-duty stainless steel switches conform to ISO13850 and EN60947-5-5 and can survive indoor or outdoor use including washdown NEMA 6 (IP67) rating. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tongue Operated Safety Interlock Switch allows position detection.

August 30, 2016

Offered with various actuators to aid installation, K-SS Series fits to leading edge of sliding, hinged, or lift off machine guards to provide position interlock detection. These tongue operated safety interlock switches, offering positively operated switching contacts for moving guards, are constructed with IP69K-rated, 316 stainless steel body that withstands environments of applications in food processing, pharmaceutical, packaging, and petrochemical industries. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Differential Inductive Switch delivers accuracy and reliability.

August 24, 2016

Using coil drawn on PCB, LDC0851 detects presence or absence of conductive material. Magnet-less operation simplifies implementation, and design is immune to nonconductive contaminants, such as oil, dirt, and dust. Suited for proximity, position, and motion sensing applications, such as rotational encoders, buttons, and door open/close detection, switch does not require any calibration during production, delivers better than 1% switching accuracy, and operates at <20 µA at 10 samples/sec. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Modular Switch Control System offers scalable solution.

August 19, 2016

With Modular Switch Control System, users can put together almost unlimited size switching system, from small matrixes to systems with multiple chassis and hundreds of switches. System is based on Controller Board that provides external interfaces and sends commands to intelligent Switch Modules via internal I2C buses. Switch Modules sit on and control user's Driver boards which can hold relays, RF switches, attenuators or provide digital I/O lines. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

High-Density, Low-Power PCIe Switch delivers high reliability.

August 5, 2016

Using hardware configuration as well as diagnostics and debug capabilities, Switchtec PFX enables PCIe solutions for data center, communications, defense, and industrial systems from scalable JBOFs (just a bunch of flash) to general-purpose applications. Switches with 24–96 lanes provide flexible port bifurcation (x2–x16 lanes/port), up to 48 ports and 48 Non-Transparent Bridges, and up to 24 switch partitions. Error containment and surprise plug and unplug support prevent system crashes. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Managed Ethernet Switches offer 40 Gb backplane speed.

July 29, 2016

Supporting 12~48 Vdc power input, 20-port LNX-2012GN-SFP Series is designed with eight 10/100/1000Tx Fast Ethernet RJ45 ports and twelve 100/1000 dual rate SFP slots for fiber. High-density managed switches provide ring network redundancy function with STP/RSTP/MSTP and Super Ring redundancy protocol which supports <30 ms network recovery time. Operating from -10 to 70°C or -40 to 75°C, fanless DIN-rail and wall mountable switches fulfill applications in harsh or outdoor environments. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Explosionproof Rotary Switch delivers flicker-free dimming.

July 21, 2016

Featuring Class 1 and 2 as well as Division 1 and 2 approvals, EXP-DRW enables operators to safely and securely adjust intensity of explosionproof lights. This wall-mounted, 0–10 V, dimmable rotary switch, suited for use in hazardous locations, is constructed of copper-free cast aluminum and operates on 120–277 Vac. Available hub sizes include ½ and ¾ in., and feed through or dead end configuration options are offered. Surge protection, heat sinks, and interference protection are standard. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

GPIB-Controlled GPIB Bus Switch automates test systems.

July 14, 2016

Model 4842B, as multiplexer, lets test system designers automate sharing of test equipment among multiple GPIB controllers. As bus switch, 4842B enables GPIB controller to access 3 GPIB buses and 39 instruments. This lets system designers overcome GPIB bus fanout limit of 14 devices and expands number of accessible GPIB primary addresses. Using 1.75 in. of rack space, 4842B adds <20 ns delay to GPIB bus signals and can be used in any speed GPIB bus system. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Subminiature DP3T Slide Switch offers J-Bend SMT lead option.

July 7, 2016

Featuring double-pole, triple throw (DP3T) configuration, 13 x 3.6 x 3.5 mm JS207 Series can replace 2-position slide switch and separate momentary push switch for applications that require on-on-mom function. Entire line of JS Series subminiature, vertically actuated, on-on-momentary slide switches – SPDT, DPDT, and DP3T in vertical and right angle configurations – is also available with J-Bend SMT lead option that reduces PCB footprint up to 50%. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Sealed Limit Switches feature integrated M12 connector.

July 5, 2016

To facilitate connection of limit switches as sensing devices to industrial bus systems, MP700 Series is available with M12 connector integrated directly into housing. Option is implemented for 30 mm and 35 mm housing sizes which reflects 20 mm EN and 25 mm US mounting style. Five-pin version is used in MP740/60 metallic cases and 4-pin is used for MP730/750 plastic cases. Electrical rating is adapted to power specification of M12 connectors for 4 A up to 120 Vac and 3A for 240 Vac. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

On/Off Latching Pushbutton has rugged, extended-life design.

July 5, 2016

Suited for basic on/off functions, P9M sealed, normally open (NO), latching switch is designed for use in control panels, grips, computers, and instruments. When button is pushed, it latches into position. With subsequent push, button unlatches. Product is available with flush or raised buttons in 9 colors and comes with 15/32 in. threaded case for hex nut mounting. Suitable areas of use include applications where rugged, extended-life pushbutton switches are required.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Hybrid Solid-State Relays offer reliability, noiseless switching.

July 5, 2016

Suited for use as replacements for traditional electromechanical relays in telecommunications, industrial, security system, and metering applications, 1 Form A hybrid solid-state relays include single-channel VOR1142B4 and dual-channel VOR2142A8 and VOR2142B8. These NO, SPST switches, which share modular hybrid construction that allows high-performance MOSFETs for switch output, feature isolation test voltage of 5,300 VRMS, load voltages up to 400 V, and turn-on current of 0.25 mA typ. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Wireless Medical-Grade Foot Switches come in 1- or 2-pedal models.

June 24, 2016

Used to control medical devices, wireless foot switches use globally accessible, 2.4 GHz, frequency-hopping protocol for optimal stability. Standard 1- and 2-pedal models are available; pushbuttons are optional. Other features include standard packaged or PCB- Receiver, USB Stick Receiver, up to 14 digital and 3 analog control functions, and multiple options. Sleep-mode, <200 msec wake-up time, and real-time battery charge status monitoring extend battery service life. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Automatic Transfer Switches include bypass/isolation functions.

June 24, 2016

Medium-Voltage (5–15 kV) Circuit Breaker-Type AutomaticTransfer Switches and Bypass/Isolation Switches transfer electrical loads between preferred and alternate power sources through controlled opening and closing of circuit breakers. These products, which are UL tested, listed, and labeled under UL 1008A, can be configured for open- or closed-transition transfer. Though designed for unattended operation, they include controls for manually-initiated operation. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

COAX/RJ45 Switch features RS232 remote control.

June 23, 2016

Allowing conversion and connection to any 1 of 8 RJ45 Cat 6 interface devices from 1 Common COAX interface device, Model 7383 eliminates need to plug/unplug cables. Two pins of RJ45 interface are switched via break-before-make electromechanical relays and switch ports are transparent to all data. Remote control is performed via DB9 female connector on rear panel, accepting ASCII RS232 Serial Data commands. Unit is enclosed in 1U, full rack size, all metal chassis that provides EMI/RFI shielding. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Remote Switch Actuator safely closes/trips GE load break switch.

June 23, 2016

Portable RSA-22 allows technicians to remotely close or trip General Electric IC1074 series medium-voltage load break switch from safe distance of up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system negates any modifications to existing electrical equipment for installation/operation, and optional features include radio remote with 300 ft max range, 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Managed Ethernet Switches support DLR redundancy mechanism.

June 21, 2016

Supporting Common Industrial Protocol for use in EtherNet/IP networks, Series 7000 features recovery times of less than 3 ms, enabling switch-over to be performed quickly in event of failure. Switches support Device Level Ring redundancy mechanism and enable up to 6 non-DLR-capable devices to be integrated into ring. Functions such as IGMP snooping, multicast source detection, and auto-query port for intelligent multicast filtering are available to optimize network stability. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Mercury-Free Tilt Switch with Hazardous Location Approvals

June 17, 2016

(Lincoln, Nebraska-June 14, 2016) The BM-TSM-EX mercury-free tilt switch features C/US Class II, Division I Groups E, F and G and ATEX Zone 21 hazardous location approvals. The innovative, patented tilt switch was designed for affordable, high level detection of powders and bulk solids in bins, tanks, and silos containing materials with a bulk density of at least 15 pounds per cubic foot. It... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Managed Ethernet Switches withstand industrial environments.

June 15, 2016

Enabling configuration, monitoring, and management of industrial LANs, 5-port Managed Industrial Ethernet Switches provide real-time deterministic network operation. IDS-200 models include management VLAN, QoS, RMON, N:1 port mirroring, and local alert log. For enterprise-grade environments, IDS-300 models add RADIUS and TACACS+ security protocols; secure management sessions via SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet, and HTTPS; Management Access Lists by IP address and port number; and Password Strength Checking. Read More