Spotlight: Switches

May 1, 2009
Industrial Ethernet switches 852 Series switches range from simple styles to configurable, multifunction Ethernet communication switches, all suitable

Industrial Ethernet switches

852 Series switches range from simple styles to configurable, multifunction Ethernet communication switches, all suitable for rigorous industrial environments.

Features & benefits

  • Rugged housing; handle temperatures from 0° to 60° C; vibration resistance to IEC 60068-2-6; shock resistance to IEC 60068-2-27

  • Electrical characteristics include function monitoring and redundant voltage supplies from 9 to 48 V

  • Xpress Ring in the 852-104 style allows redundant ring reconfiguration in less than 50 msec in the event of primary link failure; failures can be reported via e-mail

WAGO Corp.
(262) 255-6222
Circle 151

SiC power switch

A demonstration, dual switch, 1200 V, 100 A, power module featuring all-SiC (silicon carbide) semiconductors is able to operate at temperatures to 200° C, beyond those achievable with a silicon IGBT-based module.

Features & benefits

  • Development funded by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Power module features SiC MOSFETs and SiC Schottky diodes

  • SiC MOSFETS are normally off devices with drive requirements equal to silicon IGBT modules they replace, for easy drop-in substitution

  • Possibly an enabling technology for next-generation military aircraft and combat systems; also suitable where high efficiency is critical, such as solar-energy power inverters and electric drives

Cree Inc.
(800) 533-2583
Circle 152

Electromechanical toggle switches

S Series locking lever, medium capacity electromechanical toggle switches are available in single and double pole models, with two or three maintained positions.

Features & benefits

  • Single throw or double circuit versions available; electrical capacity from 15 to 20 A at 125 Vac

  • Panel sealed and rated to IP67

  • Brass with chrome plating; panel mounted with 12 mm D-flat threaded bushings

  • Hardware includes hex nut, lock washer, and O-ring

NKK Switches
(480) 991-0942
Circle 153

Rugged switches

A new family of switches is available for severe operating conditions and heavy-duty applications, such as industrial controls, farm machinery, and off-road vehicles.

Features & benefits

  • ESM and DSM Series are single and double switch modules, supplied ready to install with optional cables or connectors; both styles protected by silicon rubber caps and sealed to IP65 when mounted

  • RS and QS Series switches provide tactile feedback and positive snap-point action; designed for use in front panels, multi-function grips, or other switching units

  • AR3 and AR5 Series analog rocker switches are suitable for off-road vehicles and feature Hall-effect contactless sensing, with one sensor as standard and an optional second sensor as required

C&K Components
(617) 969-3700
Circle 154

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