Electronic Products & Technology

Circuit Protection

September 16, 2015 by Stephen Law

6mm safety relays require minimal space

PHOENIX CONTACT 6mm safety relay provides compact design based on a slim, powerful, and force-guided basic relay characterized by minimal space requirements, low energy consumption and high system availability. Despite its compact width of just 6mm, device provides the same performance…
September 10, 2015 by Stephen Law

Piezo switch is suitable for explosive environments

SCHURTER PSE EX piezo switch for explosive environments is certified with ATEX/IECEX approvals, making it suitable for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere containing air gases and dust. The Device Directive, 94/9/EC for Products and Protective Systems, was developed to…
September 5, 2015 by Stephen Law

NIST helps bring contactless fingerprint technology to market

Quickly moving through security checkpoints by showing your hand to a scanner seems straight out of science fiction, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working with industry to bring fast, touchless fingerprint readers out of the…
September 3, 2015 by Stephen Law

Light force switch suited to pressure applications

MICROPRECISION ELECTRONICS MP520 sealed subminiature micro switch is UL61058 and EN61058 approved for a power rating of 250 ac/ 5A with an operating temperature between -40°C and 105°C. Termination options are pcb pins, solder lugs or cable. To adapt to…
September 2, 2015 by Stephen Law

Rugged industrial control grip serves demanding applications

OTTO G2 Commander industrial control grip provides durability and dependability for military, aerospace and industrial applications. Cast from aluminum alloy, product is a rugged industrial control grip suitable for demanding applications. The standard product provides six different faceplate configurations that…
August 27, 2015 by Stephen Law

Snap-in panel mount indicators require no tooling

CW INDUSTRIES GIL-2000 Series indicator lights snap fit into a 1.125in.X .550in. rectangular panel opening with no hardware or tools required. Standard lens colors are red, amber, or green and are rated for 14V, 28V, 125V applications. The standard actuator…
August 21, 2015 by Stephen Law

Miniature switching relays deliver wide input range

WAGO 857 series Miniature Switching Relays provide a compact 6mm profile and a wide input voltage range. Devices help reduce storage and maintenance costs by using one single module to cover all standard voltage ranges. Products provide a wide input…
August 20, 2015 by Stephen Law

Mini-breakers combine fuse with bi-metal, PTC in single package

BOURNS Komatsulite Model LC Series, HC Series and NR Series A-Type mini-breakers control abnormal, excessive current virtually instantaneously to help prevent heat issues or fires in lithium polymer and prismatic cell-based batteries. Offered in a wide range of temperature options, devices…
August 17, 2015 by Stephen Law

Illuminated SMT key switch is sealed against water & dust

GRAYHILL 14 Series surface mount key pushbutton switch combines an IP67 seal and LED illumination, with an operational life of more than 1-million cycles at full power. Device provides positive tactile feedback for the life of the assembly and is…
August 7, 2015 by Stephen Law

Lightweight pushbutton available in 26mm

APEM FP pushbutton series comes with the 26mm snap-in version with metal clips. Product provides lightweight construction and comes with a fully illuminated option and in single and double pole. Device is available with a momentary or latching solder lug…
August 6, 2015 by Stephen Law

Ultra-minature SMT tact switch boosts life cycle

E-SWITCH TL3750 series ultra-miniature tact switch measures 3mm x 2mm and has a low profile at 0.58mm, and is surface mount with gull wing termination. It has a 300,000 cycle life expectancy. The applications and markets for the switch include…
July 27, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

3.3V, 15A TVS diode arrays lower capacitance

LITTELFUSE SP3312T Series 3.3V, 15A TVS Diode Array integrates four channels (two differential pairs) of low capacitance diodes to protect sensitive I/O pins from damage due to lightning-induced surge events and electrostatic discharge (ESD). When compared to similar market solutions, products…