Thursday, June 14, 2012

SlopeRacer Secure Switch Harmness

Sloperacer released a small size but high current electronic switch called "Secure Switch Harmness". This switch is capable to sustain a 20 A current and accept 50A spikes, which is more than enough for our application. Supply voltage is between 3.5 and 7.6V which means it will accommodate with 1 or 2 LiPo Cells, 2 LiFe Cells, 4 or 5 NiMh Cells (please note that it is not a voltage regulator).

The SSH uses a Single Pole Single Throw (or SPST) switch as control switch, which is not on the high current path. Default position of the SSD is "passing" so the power is delivered in case of failure.

On the switch is a small blue LED swiched on when the current is going thru. The Secure Switch Harmess is provided with Futaba connector, and large diameter silicone wires (total length is 200mm) . The good point is that you don't need to unplug it to charge the battery as it has a charge leconnector.

You can contact Sloperacer for price and availability as it is not yet displayed on Tony's Website.

I will produce a short video soon to show the SSH in action.

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