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The 40-196 is a 10 Channel 5A Fault Insertion Switch, primarily designed for the simulation of fault conditions in automotive & avionics applications involving the reliability testing of safety critical controllers. It is designed to be able to insert different fault conditions between the test fixture and the equipment under test: Open-Circuit, Short-Circuit between signal pairs, Short-Circuit between signal pairs and user applied fault conditions e.g. Power or GND. Shorting relays on each channel enable UUT signals to be subjected to external user applied fault conditions or to be shorted to the adjacent signal in the same channel. Relays in line with the signal allow open circuit conditions to be simulated on either side or both sides of a channel signal pair. The switching topology of the 40-196 allows channels to be interconnected so that complex fault insertion systems can be constructed.

Key Features

  • 10 Fault Insertion Channels
  • Suitable For Automotive or Aviionics Test Applications
  • Multiple Channels Can Be Combined to Form More Complex Networks
  • High Density Low Cost Solution
  • Simulation of Various Types of Electrical Fault, Enabling Rigorous Fault Testing & Simulation
  • 5A Hot or Cold Switching
  • Switch up to 110VDC/100VAC with 150W Max Power
  • VISA and Kernel Drivers Supplied for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Supported by PXI or LXI Chassis
  • 3 Year Warranty
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Product Type: Fault Insertion Switching
Platform: PXI
Switch Type: EMR
Max I (A): 5
Max V DC: 110
Channels: 10


PDF Datasheet
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PDF Manual
Includes manual, extended specifications, installation instructions and data
PDF, 2.87 MB
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