Pickering Introduces New 16Amp PXI Switching Solution


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3U 16Amp PXI Switching ModuleClacton on Sea, UK – Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, continues to expand its range of PXI modules with the introduction of a new 3U 16Amp PXI switching module (40-161).

The 40-161 PXI switching module is capable of switching currents up to 16Amp and voltages up to 300VDC/250VAC with hot switch power of 448W at 28VDC and 4000VA at 250VAC. The new switching module is available with configurations of 16, 12, or 10 SPST, or 12 or 6 SPDT relays.

“16Amp switching has been minimally supported by the PXI industry to date,” said Shaun Fuller, Pickering’s Switching Product Manager. “With the increase of new functionality in areas like the Automotive Industry, and increasing requirements for automation in Defense and Aerospace, the need for PXI to support higher current applications has become very clear. The 40-161 switching module is part of our effort to fill that gap”.

The module occupies one slot of a 3U PXI chassis and user signals are carried on one or two GMCT 20 way connectors fitted with 16Amp contacts. The module is supported in any PXI chassis, a PXIe hybrid slot on a PXIe chassis, or in the Pickering Interfaces LXI Modular Chassis for applications where Ethernet control is preferred.

About Pickering Interfaces

Pickering Interfaces offers signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications and architectures. Today, Pickering’s portfolio contains the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB applications. Pickering’s products are specified in both commercial and military test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent reliability and value. Pickering Interfaces operates globally with direct operations in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and engineering support in China, together with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We currently serve the automotive, aerospace & defense, power generation, energy and commercial electronics industries. For more information on signal switching and conditioning products or sales contacts please visit www.pickeringtest.com .

Released - September 13, 2013

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