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Power switching module controls up to six devices

Posted: 18 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:StacoSwitch? High Power Switching Module? PSM? Vince Biancomano?

StacoSwitch's High Power Switching Module (PSM), a single-board unit for 6-28V applications, allows you to control up to six different devices in your auto, boat or plane, or adjust the lighting intensity for backlighting and indicator LEDs. Each channel's switching function can be set independently.

"The StacoSwitch power switching module allows the use of a keypad or other low-current switches to control high-current devices and equipment," said Michael Carter, StacoSwitch president. "Imagine being able to use a keypad to switch up to 15A on any one of six channels, with a total of 30A in all. The StacoSwitch power switching module allows designers and builders to get rid of toggle switches, flip-flops and bulky relays."

As such, there are no direct competitors to the power switching module, according to the company. Traditional controllers for these applications are electromechnical in nature, using heavy gauge wire and switches with high power-handling capability, or multiple "dumb" relays.

The PSM includes a DIP switch so users can set alternate or momentary switch action; has provision for adjustable backlighting output for lighted keys, provides an "active channel" output (power is being transmitted on that line), and has a channel overload circuit breaker with a flashing indicator that can be reset remotely. The system is particularly suited to work seamlessly with the company's Data Entry Products keypads.

Pricing information will be available shortly.

- Vince Biancomano

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