TTI adds Alps’ Compact Energy Harvester SPGA series to its line-up

Now available in Europe through TTI is the compact Energy Harvester SPGA Series from Alps Electric Europe. The SPGA Series is a compact power-generating device that uses electromagnetic induction to generate power with each push or release.

Combined with external low-power wireless technology, the device can function as a switch. It can be installed away from a main board, for example in places where connection to a power source, or a battery replacement is difficult.

The product is suited to frequently operated equipment. The main target applications are remote-control for ceiling lights and outdoor lights as well as gate open/close, open/close operation detection of a door/locker or emergency call button.

Technical details of the SPGA Series Energy Harvester include a long operating life of one million cycles, compact dimensions of 17.5mm × 23mm × 17.9mm only, as well as sufficient power generation  more than 170-microJ for each action (press or return).

In addition the component also features operational feeling with a specified operating force of 6±1.5N.

TTI distributes interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. . Globally, the company maintains two million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing more than 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, and Symmetry Electronics, TTI has more than 5,400 employees and is represented in more than 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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