CAN-Bus Enabled Smart-Tactor Contactors Provide Critical Data to Improve System Performance

Published  January 12, 2022   0
L Lakshita
CAN-Bus Enabled Smart-Tactor Contactors

Sensata Technologies has introduced the new GXC and MXC series of Smart-Tactor contactors with CAN bus communication that provides valuable data for improved system performance, reliability, and diagnostics in the military, battery system, energy storage, commercial vehicle, and industrial applications. This new series of contactors are easily integrated and simply data acquisition that makes them ideal for data logging, telematics, and predictive maintenance.

The GXC and MXC series of CAN-based contactors are suitable for any system where real-time data is critical for analysis, safety, and reliability. With these smart watercontactors, potential problems can be easily detected and resolved before a failure occurs, improving vehicle and application up-time. 

Key Features

  • Ability to program overcurrent trip points with timer delays for each trip point 
  • Configurable baud rate of 250k or 500k 
  • Rugged ceramic seal rated to 175°C, increasing performance during over-current conditions
  • Hermetically sealed and designed to meet: UL1604 for Class I & II, Div 2 and Class III for use in hazardous locations, IP67 for temporary water immersion for 30 min, IP69K for pressure washing, SAE J1171 - external ignition protection, and ISO8846 for protection against ignition around flammable gasses.

Moreover, with the addition of CAN communication, this contactor becomes part of the CAN backbone and allows all other CAN nodes to see the data and act upon it, helping to connect everything on the vehicle or system.