Printed Circuit Switches for Automotive Applications 720512
Automotive emphasis on reliability and reduced warranty costs is opening up new concepts in printed circuit switches. The economy of using a printed circuit board to provide electrical interconnections between circuits also provides consistency in high production, reduces labor, and the number of manufacturing operations.
The printed circuit board approach offers the creative design engineer increased freedom in design approach since the printed circuit board is a structural member as well as an insulator with selective electrical circuitry. It is possible to use the printed circuit for contacts and minimize the number of electrical interfaces; however, each design must be evaluated on an individual basis.
Printed circuit switches also offer an extension of printed circuit connector technology, connecting directly to the printed circuit board. Printed circuit connectors are easily attached on assembly line for fast, reliable electrical connections.