Contactors are a critical safety component in many modern systems and applications including electric vehicles, energy storage systems, smart grids, renewables, and charging systems. Most contactors on the market today simply open and close a high voltage, high current circuit. Some offer additional features such as AUX feedback to report the contactor position or status. This type of technology has been around for many years. Due to the location of contactors in the system, they have the potential to provide a wealth of data and information that can be leveraged to make informed decisions.
Cutting-edge customers continue to push the envelope and demand to know what is happening in the system in real-time so they can perform predictive analytics, improve system up-time, and make performance decisions “at the edge”.
Learn more in the Application Note: MXC & GXC: CAN-BUS Enabled Smart-Tactors.
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