Pico Switch Plus 

Pico Switch+ On/OFF Hall Magnetic Switch
​Ideal for Large gliders/F3X
​7 Amps - 14 Amps

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Instruction Sheet

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Demo Video at the bottom of the page

Introduction

Our magnetic switch utilizes a Hall Effect Sensor (no mechanical switching parts). Careful firmware design to increase the resilience to stray magnetic fields operating the switch.

Our switch are default ON and has the lowest standby current of 4uA.
Supplied as standard with silicone Uni input/output and charge leads.

Prices from £23.70

Features and Instructions

 

  • Our intelligent Magnetic Switch knows what ON/OFF state it’s in, If the battery is disconnected with the switch in its off state, it will remember this for Seconds.  If the battery is disconnected when turned ON, the switch will be default ON when reconnected. 

  • Our switches have an interactive feature - The LED flashes under normal use, when the magnet is placed over the active area, the LED goes solid "ON" as the magnet is sensed, as soon as the timer has counted 3 seconds the LED goes "OFF" and gives a confirmation FLASH until the magnet is moved away.

  • Swipe version - The Blue LED is on constant until turned OFF.

  • Our magnetic switch utilizes a Hall Effect Sensor (no mechanical switching parts). Careful firmware design ensures that stray magnetic fields cannot toggle the switch incorrectly; we guarantee 99.9% operating under normal conditions.

  • Positively switched – Ideal for electric models, esc safe, there’s no need for an opto isolator.

  • Safe and reliable: -   Default ON – if the battery is disconnected (whilst in its ON State) and then reconnected the output will turn ON 99.9% of the time.  I.e. brownout due to bad battery connection.  The magnetic switch is programmed to sample the magnet over the sensor for a set period without interruption and only then will it turn the output OFF.  Our 3 Second (Sample) version is extremely resilient to magnetic interference due to the switches micro controller that is programmed with an algorithm.


Installation & Use: -
 
"3 Second" Version  - When the switch is plugged into the power supply for the first time the output will turn on and the LED will flash.  Securely mount the switch as close to the fuselage or wing surface as possible.  To locate the sensor simply sweep over the predicted sensor location, when the switch senses the magnet the LED will go solid (ON) indicating the perfect position.  Use a marker pen and mark where the sensor is located and use a piece of double-sided tape and/or a piece of sponge to hold the switch in place.  To turn the switch off, place the supplied magnet over the sensor and the LED will go solid (ON) then count for 3 seconds or more without interruption the output will then turn OFF, the LED will flash to confirm and continue to flash until the magnet is moved away.
 
The "Swipe" version - Simply swipe the magnet over the sensor (slowly) to turn the output ON/OFF.  Please allow 1.5 seconds between turning the switch OFF and then ON again.

Tips: - 
3 Second Sample: To turn the switch OFF count
1, 1000, 2, 1000, 3, 1000. 
To turn the magnetic switch ON just swipe the magnet over the sensor. 
Swipe: To turn the magnetic switch ON/OFF just swipe the magnet over the sensor. 

Please ensure a full range check of the model is undertaken prior to use.

Ratings; - 

Supply Voltage 3V - 14.5v (3s Li-po, 4s Life)
Dropout voltage (Input vs output) 100mV @10.2A
Operating current:
22AWG - ~7A Max ~14A for seconds.
20AWG(+) - ~14A Max ~20A for seconds.
The semiconductor can withstand ~50A Max peak
Standby Current (Off State) - ~4µA
Operating temperature range -40°C +80°C
Dimensions 25.2 x 11.5 x 6mm (0.992” x 0.452” x 0.236”)
Total cable length Approx 230mm (9.0551”)
Weight Including all cables - ~ 9g (0.32oz)
Our data sheet can be changed at any time without prior notice.

Warning!! –
Reversing the polarity of the supply WILL harm the switch. 
Please don’t remove the protective heat shrink covering.  
Doing so will void any warranty


Prices from £26.00 + Postage (Postage will be calculated at checkout).

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(Type 1) 22 AWG 7 Amps JR Connectors.

​£23.70

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(Type 2) 22 AWG 7 Amps, JR Connectors With charge plug.

£26.03

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(Type 3) 20 AWG 14 Amp JR Connectors.

£26.00

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(Type 4) 20 AWG 14 Amps, JR Connectors With charge plug.

​£26.99

Demo Video