Reed sensors for detecting Ignition Key
The Ignition key on an automobile comes in two types, a manual key or a start button as is the case in the newer vehicles using key-less entry system. This ignition switch, enabled with the a turn of the key or the press of the switch, enables the control system that activates the main electrical systems that allow the engine to the be started, the use of power windows, parking lights, and the media player.
When one of these items are turned on, the driver must be reminded not to leave the vehicle as it would drain the battery, or worse, someone could drive away with the car. To prevent this, the collective inputs of various sensors help the microprocessor give out an audio-visual alarm when the driver gets up from the seat.
Firstly, the seating sensor, which consists of a reed sensor and magnet under the seat, gets deactivated when the driver gets up. Secondly, the ignition key position is checked by means of a reed sensor and magnet, that is in an actuated state if the key is fully inserted. As long as the ignition key sensor is not actuated means that the driver has removed it, thereby cutting power to the vehicle, and is promptly going to lock it. This situation does not give any alarm. In some cars, the power window positions are also checked at this time to alert the driver if any of the windows are open.
The Reed Switches and Reed Sensors used in such applications need to be robust, durable and efficient in meeting a high life expectancy. Our engineers work hard in life testing our products under various conditions, and we want to ensure that the the end product has a long working life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in Automobile key-less entry applications are listed below.
UM-0018-M Ultra Miniature Reed Switch
|Features 5.0 mm Glass length. Ruthenium contact. Normally Open. Inert gas filled. 4 types...Continue reading|
R5 Ultra-miniature SMD Reed Sensor
|Click thumbnails to view actuation distances Highlights ♦ Omni-polar ♦ 5.0W Contact Rating ♦...Continue reading|
UM-0018-H Ultra Miniature Reed Switch
|Features 7.0 mm Glass length. Ruthenium contact. Normally Open. Inert gas filled. 4 types...Continue reading|