- July 09, 2018
July 9, 2018 – C&K announced its SSW Detect Switch. This double-pole double-throw (DPDT) device is defined by several features – including built-in redundancy, self-failure detection and lack of bi-stability with controlled switching time.
The SSW Detect Switch has many attributes, such as Electric Parking Brakes (EPB) and x-by-wire, which each require functional safety in accordance with the ISO 26262 automotive standard, as well as any other applications where low-level signals are used. It is IP67 sealed to prevent liquid/dust ingress, with the durability needed to withstand operating temperatures (from -40°C to 85°C) operational environments.
For integration into its intended applications, the SSW Detect Switch is supplied on tape and reel packaging, in a surface mount format with gull wing terminations. This vertical detect switch supports low-level switching (5V – 1mA) and has low acoustics for snap-acting devices. It has fully switching travel compatibility with existing products on the market. By using horizontal cam actuation, the switch enables short travel of mobile contacts. The patented design ensures that contacts are working in one direction only in controlled distances.