40-161-16amp-pxi-switchPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, continues to expand its range of PXI modules with the introduction with a new 3U 16 Amp PXI switching module (40-161).

The 40-161 PXI switching module is capable of switching currents up to 16 A and voltages up to 300 VDC / 250 VAC with hot switch power of 480 W at 30 VDC and 4000 VA at 250 VAC. The new switching module is available with configurations of 16, 12, or 10 SPST, or 12 or 6 SPDT relays.

“16A 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 24 way connectors fitted with 16A contacts. The module is supported in any PXI chassis, a PXIe hybrid slot on a PXIe chassis, or on the Pickering Interfaces LXI Modular Chassis for applications where Ethernet control is preferred.

Pricing and availability information is supplied on our web site www.pickeringtest.com