Pickering Interfaces expands 16-A PXI switch range

March 5, 2015

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 16-A PXI switching solutions. Following the introduction of the 16-A uncommitted relay modules (model 40-161), the company is introducing two new 16-Amp PXI module families.

The 16-A PXI power multiplexer (model 40-662) is available in seven configurations ranging from 4-off 2:1 multiplexers to 1-off 16:1 multiplexer.

The 16-A PXI power matrix (model 40-552) is available in four configurations with matrix sizes of 8 x 2 and 4 x 4 and with the ability to expand the matrix size with the y-axis loop-through connections—for example, 8 x 4, 12 x 4, 16 x 4, etc. (with 4 x 4 matrices) or 16 x 2, 24 x 2, 32 x 2, etc. (with 8 x 2 matrices).

Both of these 16-A PXI switching families offer these features:

  • hot switching up to 16-A at 28 VDC,
  • maximum DC hot switch rating of 300 VDC,
  • hot switching AC signals up to 250 VAC at 16 A,
  • high-quality high power electro-mechanical relays, and
  • 20-way GMCT connectors.

Both families are capable of withstanding 400 VDC for cold switching.

Careful attention to the switching designs ensures that all of these PXI modules can carry the full 16-A current on each path simultaneously over the complete operating temperature range.

Applications include electric vehicles, automotive ECU testing, AC mains switching, high-current power supplies, load switching, and aerospace electric drive testing.

Pickering Interfaces also provides a full range of supporting cable and connector solutions for all of its LXI, PCI, and PXI switching solutions, including the new 16-A PXI switching family. The company can also manufacture cable assemblies to custom requirements.

Pickering Interfaces supports all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.



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