Compact waterproof detector switch lineup expanded

17th March 2021
Alex Lynn

Alps Alpine has expanded its SPVQ8 Series lineup of compact switches for use in detecting the opening and closing of vehicle doors and has newly introduced the SPVQ8H Series. Alps Alpine’s popular SPVQ8 Series of compact detector switches are small and available in extensive variety.

Electrification of vehicles is progressing and the electronic components inside them need to be made even smaller and lighter. Door latches, too, require smaller detector switches in keeping with a general trend toward thinner, more compact structures.

Because of a growing need for long-stroke switches to elevate design freedom for customers and enable diverse latch cam operation, Alps Alpine is bolstering its existing SPVQ8 Series lineup of compact detector switches with the addition of actuator-included varieties. Actuator-included switches widen limits of detection (vertically and sideways) and enhance consistency. They also help to extend operating life by cushioning impact.

For hood latches and side door latches, detector switch wire harnesses need to have high tensile strength and actuators must be durable. Alps Alpine is therefore launching the SPVQ8H Series, adding casings (two types available) to existing products to enhance robustness and improve mounting compatibility.

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