Comus Reed Switches

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Comus offers a number of reed switch options to meet a variety of application needs. Reed switches are operated using a magnetic field generated by either a permanent magnet or current-carrying coil. Unlike other magnetic sensing devices such as Hall Effect sensors, reed switches require no power to operate. This, coupled with their very high value to price comparison makes them an ideal choice when an application requires high reliability with little to no power availability. Reed switches are available as form A (normally open), form C (changeover) and form B (normally closed).

Types of Reed Switches Include:

  • Dry Reed Switches
  • COTO Technology Reed Switches
  • Mercury Reed Switches
  • High Voltage Reed Switches
  • High Power Switch Modules

Potential Applications include:

  • Automotive
  • Domestic appliances
  • Electronics
  • Industrial applications
  • Position sensing
  • Pulse counting
  • Relay applications
  • Security applications
  • Temperature sensing

Contact Gopher about customization options to help meet your individual needs.

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Gems’ 3600 Series solid-state pressure switches

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Built using our proven thin film sensing technology, 3600 Series solid-state pressure switches offer great accuracy in rough environments. These switches are ideal alternatives to electromechanical types in high cycle pressure applications, or when broad frequency response is needed. When very accurate set points or dead band requirements are needed, 3600 Series switches can be set to very tight specifications. They feature a modular design, with a host of pressure ports and electrical connections available. Switch set, reset and delays can be factory programmed per customer specification, and also modified in the field with a USB programming tool.

Features and Benefits:

  • Exceptional stability through Sputtered Thin Film Technology
  • No moving parts – highly resistant to shock and vibration
  • Long cycle life
  • Fully hermetically sealed
  • Built using Gems’ proven thin film sensing tech

Ideal for use in:

  • Demanding Industrial Applications
  • Medical Gas
  • Off-Highway

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ebm-papst’s 3250J product series

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ebm-papst’s 3250J product series!  
These high-performance compact fans measure 92 mm x 92 mm x 38 mm and are ideal for dissipating heat in limited space environments with lower system resistances.
ebm-papst’s proven 3200J S-Force series run at very high speeds to maintain performance against high system resistance. The 3250J S-Panther series is designed specifically for applications with lower system resistances, therefore operating at more moderate speeds so that more performance options are available to you.
Featuring an updated aeroacoustic impeller blade design with turbulator, the 3250J S-Panther series offers substantially improved acoustic characteristics. The sound power of the S-Panther is far lower than that of other fans, particularly in the higher frequency ranges starting at 1250 Hz. Operating at lower speeds, the S-Panther fans also achieve a 20-25% improvement in bearing life over ebm-papst’s higher speed S-Force fans.
Potential Applications:
  • IT/Telecom
  • IT servers
  • IT network devices
  • Switch cabinets
  • Automation
  • Solar Inverters
  • Frequency Converters
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Medical Technology
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Honeywell’s High Sensitivity Latching Digital Hall-Effect Sensor ICs

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The VF360NT, VF360ST, and VF460S High Sensitivity Latching Digital Hall-Effect Sensor ICs are small, sensitive and versatile devices that are operated by the magnetic field from a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. They are designed to respond to alternating North and South poles. The VF360NT is turned ON by a North pole, while the VF360ST and VF460S are turned ON by a South pole. This sensor IC does not use chopper stabilization on the Hall element, providing a clean output signal and a faster latch response time when compared to competitive high sensitivity Hall-effect latching sensor ICs which do use chopper stabilization.

Features:

  • Qualified to the AEC-Q100 standard for potential use in automotive applications
  • Fastest response time in its class [1.5 μs]
  • Operate from 30 Gauss typical at 25°C [77 °F] and 55 Gauss maximum over the full -40 °C to 150 °C [-40 °F to 302 °F] temperature range
  • Latching magnetics
  • Repeatable magnetics (no jitter)
  • No additional electronic noise generated by sensor
  • 3 Vdc to 24 Vdc
  • Built-in reverse polarity protection
  • RoHS-compliant material

Potential Applications:

  • BLDC motor commutation for automotive applications: Air input flap to engine, convertible roof position, electronic parking brakes, electronic window lifts and anti-pinch power window systems, HVAC blowers, headlights, power doors, mirrors and tail gates, seat motors, steering, windshield washers and wipers
  • Speed and RPM sensing: Motors and fans; tachometer and counter pickup
  • Flow rate sensing

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Get performance and reliability with Honeywell Limit Switches

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Available with a variety of actuators, electrical specifications, terminations, circuitries and sealing ratings, Honeywell’s MICRO SWITCH™ limit switches offer superior flexibility and performance. These precision snap-action switches – sealed in rugged housings – are used to detect presence or absence in areas where physical contact is allowed.

Benefits:

  • Reliability, repeatability, accuracy
  • Impressive breadth of product offerings
  • Tested-tough, for industrial machinery
  • Supreme performance, through superior application understanding
  • Withstanding shock, vibration, washdowns and outdoor environments

Gopher Custom Solutions can customize your switches to help save you time and money! Contact us today!

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The Comus Group’s RI-91 Form C reed switch

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The 10 watt RI-91 Form C reed switch from The Comus Group offers three times the contact power ratings of current 3 watt 14mm Form C switches. The 10 watt RI-91 offers engineers the opportunity to solve problems, improve or create a product where more robust contacts in relays and sensors are needed. The RI-91 is also UL recognized for switching 175VDC/125VAC maximum 10 watt loads and is hermetically sealed, making it the prefect switch for many customer applications.

Features:

  • 10W contact rating 3X the industry standard 14mm Form C reed switch
  • Hermetically sealed
  • High Insulation Resistance: 10^9 Ω minimum
  • High reliability
  • High reliability ATE grade Form C reed switches with Sputtered Ruthenium
  • Long life
  • RoHS Compliant and UL recognized E125629
  • Stable contact resistance

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Off-Road Transportation Lighting

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Gopher Electronics offers a variety of Transportation, Equipment and Warning Lights from a variety of manufacturers including:

Cobo Shop

COBO International, in concert with the COBO Group, is able to meet the constantly evolving requirements of the off-road market through its main product lines: Electrical & Electronic Components (Lights, switches, gauges, control devices, sensors, and instrument clusters designed, developed, and manufactured by COBO in Leno, Italy) and Mechanical Components (Seats, steering wheels, and steering columns designed, developed, and manufactured by the COBO MT division in Reggio Emilia, Italy).

ECCO Shop

All ECCO products, from beacons and minibars to back-up alarms and camera systems are designed to maximize protection and increase the safety of commercial vehicle operations across the world. All ECCO products have passed rigorous water, dirt, vibration and electronic circuitry tests to SAE standards. We also employ the services of an independent laboratory (AMECA) to verify our testing and provide superior consumer confidence for those purchasing our products.

Grote Shop

Innovation has been the hallmark of Grote Industries from the start. From durable, easy to see stop lights to the latest in LED lighting technology, Grote has been leading the way in advanced vehicle system solutions from early in the last century right up to today. With these innovations, Grote has helped millions of people throughout North America and the world benefit from the innovation and design excellence of Grote products.

Hella Inc. Shop

HELLA develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and operates one of the world’s largest aftermarket organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services. With more than 3,800 people working in R&D, HELLA is one of the key innovation drivers on the market.

Peterson Shop

Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. Of all the vehicle safety lighting suppliers to choose from why should you buy from Peterson? The answer is simple and straightforward — proven quality, performance and support. You won’t find a more trusted, better performing safety lighting product elsewhere.

SOLICO Shop

SOLICO, also known as Sorenson Lighted Controls, Inc. is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of indicator lights. Solico, a vertically integrated manufacturer, specializes in standard and custom lighting assemblies.

Contact Gopher today for all your lighting needs!

 

Alpha Wire’s micro coaxial cable

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Alpha Wire’s micro coaxial cable is perfect for a wide range of applications where space is at a premium, from sensitive medical imaging to industrial inspection. Their broad offering includes a full range of standard sizes from 50 to 32 AWG using high-strength silver-plated or tinned-copper alloys and rated to +200°C. The PFA dielectric and jacket provide stable properties for outstanding signal integrity, low capacitance and consistent controlled impedance.

Typical Applications:

  • Catheter
  • CCD Camera
  • Dental Equipment
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Endoscopy Systems
  • Internal Flat Panel Displays
  • Medical probe
  • Oximetry systems
  • Radio Frequency
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Ultrasound imaging equipment

Benefits:

  • 30 Vrms voltage rating
  • 50 Ω characteristic impedance
  • 50 AWG to 32 AWG conductor range
  • 90% shield coverage for excellent EMI protection
  • and electrical characteristics
  • Exceedingly small and light weight
  • Stranded conductors for increased flexibility
  • Up to +200°C temperature range

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APlus Displays

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OSI Electronics’ APlus is a high quality manufacturer of OLED Modules, TFT displays, Graphic displays, Character displays and Custom displays.

OLED Modules                                                                                                                    OLEDs offer many significant advantages in relation to conventional LCD technologies including: Faster response time, thinner/lighter displays, high brightness, an unlimited viewing angle (up to 175 degrees) and lower power consumption.

TFT Modules                                                                                                                  TFT Displays are active-matrix LCDs with full RGB color screens. These screens feature bright colors and have the ability to show fast animations, complex graphics and crisp, custom fonts.

Graphic Modules                                                                                                            The Graphic Module selection includes a broad spectrum of LCD color combinations, backlights, and industrial specified and transflective polarizers.

Character Modules                                                                                                      APlus offers semi-custom and full custom alphanumeric designs tailored for a broad range of application markets including industrial, medical and consumer.

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Carling’s V-Series Contura Rotary Switch

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The V-Series Contura Rotary Switch was designed for maximum performance and reliability leveraging the features of the widely popular V-series Contura Rocker Switches.

Available in maintained and momentary circuit options, the V-Series Rotary features a sturdy knob construction, up to three separate LEDs, and fits in an industry standard panel opening. The V-Series Rotary also features an innovative PC board that supports the LED and surface mount resistors; and IP67 sealing protection above panel by utilizing LED and actuator stem seals. Together, these features make the V-Series Contura Rotary switch the best choice available in the market today.

Typical Applications:

  • On/Off Highway Equipment
  • Marine Test & Measurement
  • Instrumentation
  • Speed Control

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