Alps Alpine has extended its SPVQ8 Series lineup of compact switches for use in detecting the opening and closing of vehicle doors and has newly introduced the SPVQ8H Series.
Alps Alpine’s popular SPVQ8 Series of compact detector switches are amongst the smallest in the industry and are available in extensive variety. We are now expanding the lineup further as part of ongoing efforts to accommodate broadening customer needs.
The electrification of vehicles is progressing and the electronic components inside them need to be made even smaller and lighter. Door latches, too, require smaller detector switches in keeping with a general trend toward thinner, more compact structures.
Because of a growing need for long-stroke switches to elevate design freedom for customers and enable diverse latch cam operation, Alps Alpine is bolstering its existing SPVQ8 Series lineup of compact detector switches with the addition of actuator-included varieties.
Actuator-included switches widen the limits of detection (vertically and sideways) and enhance consistency. They also help to extend operating life by cushioning impact.
For hood latches and side door latches, detector switch wire harnesses need to have high tensile strength and actuators must be durable.
Alps Alpine is therefore launching the SPVQ8H Series, adding casings (two types available) to existing products to enhance the robustness and improve mounting compatibility.
Alps Alpine has been manufacturing and supplying detector switches for automotive use for more than 20 years and plans to gradually expand the scope of application beyond their principle use of indoor open/shut detection.
For example, there is a growing demand for application in detection of electric vehicle charger connection and a smart rear-view mirror on/off detection.