The 6 switch keypad is a highly versatile design which is compatible with the full range of MegalinkTM multiplex control modules. This allows a complete system or subsytem in wide range CAN based vehicles and applications to be quickly and easily created. Alternatively the keypad can simply be incorporated into an existing CANbus network. It’s generic slave configuration, which is common to many CAN based applications, allows the vehicle application to take full control of the keypad and give each switch its own characteristics.
Up to 16 LED’s can be used for displaying the switch status or vehicle diagnostics. The LED’s can easily be configured for various diagnostics determined by the application or the user’s needs. Additional backlight LED’s can be controlled individually and are dimmable to suit day/night operation. Laser etching of the icons on the silicone membrane provides customisation to suit a specific application quickly and cost effectively. In sleep mode, this unit draws less than 1mA and has a bi-directional wake-up pin used to wake up the system or be woken up by the system.
This compact, fully sealed and ruggedised unit will provide extended service life in the harshest environments.