American Electronic Components Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of relays, tilt switches and G-force sensors. With a 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Elkhart, IN, AEC has been operating for over 80 years, has representatives in 42 States and has well known trusted brands.
Keith Vanderbosch, Vice President of AEC, commented, “Our highly specialized G-Force Sensor Switches are used frequently in industrial, automotive and military applications. In the automotive market, a typical application would be Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems where a switch is mounted in each wheels of the vehicle. The G-Force sensor helps to manage the power consumption of the main pressure sensing circuit by switching the power on when relevant motion is detected. Additional applications for the G-Force sensor are numerous.” The device can be applied anywhere a contact closure is needed to alert a circuit that the target force has been reached.
Tested for more than 10M operations, AEC’s G-force switches are highly reliable with proven failure rates of less than 3ppm. The main contact surfaces are gold, hermetically sealed with dry high pressure gas and of robust automotive grade. Standard G-Force ranges from 2.0 G and upwards with customized ranges are always welcomed. With contact resistance typically less than 2 Ohms and 50 Ohms maximum at 6 G’s throughout the life of the product, these parts are an ideal addition to low power circuits. The contact ratings of 10 micro-amps at 3.0 VDC provides reliable switching in systems using today’s microcontrollers at their core.
“We carry out assembly and testing of the device on our fully automated production cell, producing two units per cycle at a rate of 1,800 per hour. In line with our stringent quality control procedures, all G-Force Switches are fully tested on our automated Spin Testing Cell to ensure they meet our exacting performance characteristics.”
“We are very proud to be manufacturing and supplying a product that contributes so hugely to safety on the road and that has gained such high recognition in the motor industry.” Concluded Vanderbosch.