Electronic Enclosures News

Wireless switches need no batteries

Cherry has introduced a module for the wireless data transmission of switch signals powered by battery-less energy harvesting technology. Likely applications include industrial and building automation, smart home and medical. The wireless switches have an energy generator which uses a patented mechanism to convert mechanical force into electrical energy…

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Luvocom shielding plastic for thin-walled enclosures

Luvocom ES is a range of conductive plastics from Lehvoss of Connecticut for moulding thin-walled enclosures. They are ready to use, so there is no adding of master batches before or at the hopper of the injection moulding machine. Rheology is optimised, so the firm claims, for easy processing…

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Small motor with integrated controller

Nanotec of Germany has introduced a 42mm flange motor with integrated controller and encoder. Called PD2-C, it comes in two electro-magnetic options: 12-48V stepper motor with 0.5Nm nominal torque, or brushless dc (BLDC) motor with 105W nominal output, peaking at 315W. “Due to its field-oriented…

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Panasonic relay switches 300A in electric cars

A series of high voltage DC relays from Panasonic Electric Works are designed for electric vehicle powertrains. Available from TTI, the EV relay product family provides high voltage switching across different powertrain types – hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure electric vehicle and fuel cell. Beside the main and pre-charge relays…

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Buck chip runs from 4 to 140V

Linear Technology has released a buck converter than runs from inputs between 4V to 140V, with 12µA quiescent at zero load without loosing regulation. Called LTC7138, it can deliver 400mA and is intended for telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications. For tough environments, there is a -55 to +150C…

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Pre-charge relay for electric and hybrid vehicles

In electric and hybrid vehicles, to reduce initial surge currents from battery to inverter input capacitors at power-up, a capacitor pre-charge circuit can be employed. For situations where this is done through a resistor and relay, Omron is offering the G9EJ-1 relay specifically designed for the job…

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OLED pushbutton shows videos

Push buttons need never be boring again, now NKK has introduced one with a built-in colour video and graphics display. The display is OLED, 96×64, shows 16-bit colour (65,536 colours), and has a 50,000hour lifetime. Down in the engine room, dust-proof gold-plated twin contacts…

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Fasteners shrink to 1mm for small devices

Screw fasteners are shrinking to keep pace with ever-smaller electronics products. Stanley’s threaded inserts are available in 1mm size with its Spiralock self-locking thread – designed to better withstand vibration, shock, and heat cycling. “Electronics can experience vibrational loosening, drop shock, thread damage, and high thermal heat cycles…

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