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EAO’s Series 09 Universal Switch Nominated for 2023 Product of the Year Award.

EAO Series 9 product of the year

The Series 09 Universal Switch from EAO has been nominated in the Control Systems category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2023 Product of the Year Award. This versatile switch is designed for use in vehicle interiors, particularly for cars, electric vehicles, buses, trucks, and special vehicles.

With universal configuration options, the Series 09 is suitable for a wide range of applications, including safety-relevant functions. It is available in two variants – STANDARD and DUAL CONTACT – and offers a wide range of designs and application-specific configuration options. The switch includes white symbol illumination, and the option of no, one or three red LED status indicators.

Advantages of the Series 09 include:

  • Ideal for safety-relevant applications
  • Wide range of designs and application-specific configuration options
  • Ergonomic, modular design with IP5K4 protection rating
  • ISO 7000 or custom symbols
  • Developed and manufactured in accordance with IATF 16949

This universal switch is the best choice for numerous applications and is unique on the market with its versatility. Typical applications include menu/reset button, lock/unlock, headlight on/off, heated seats/air-conditioning/fan, transmission control, SOS and hazard light switch, and various driving functions. The switch is also suitable for safety-relevant applications, with diagnostic capability resulting from resistance coding (Namur) that enables cable breakages and switching states to be detected. There is also the option of two redundant switching signals.

Engineering professionals can vote for the Series 09 Universal Switch to help it win the 2023 Product of the Year Award. The deadline to vote is March 14.

HHP Associates, Inc., a division of ESI, represents EAO Switches, a global leader in HMI systems and components for various industries, including transportation, machinery, and automotive. EAO offers complete, innovative HMI systems with intuitive development, worldwide manufacturing and supply chain management, and expert project consultation. Their award-winning HMI components include pushbuttons, indicators, emergency stop switches, rotary selectors, keylocks, and more.

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