CruzPro CS60, solid state switching
Like so many CruzPro instruments, the CS-60 fits a 54mm hole, comes round or square, and has a three-button interface (with a surprisingly deep menu structure behind it). But what’s a “Clocked Switch”? Actually that “gauge” contains four solid state switches each capable of handling a load up to four amps and each programmable to its internal clock in two ways…
A CS60 can switch a device in cycles — like, say, a bait well pump on 3 minutes, off 27 — or for up to three custom periods per day. And/or it can be used as manual switches (though it takes several button pushes). I can imagine using it to make a boat look occupied when it wasn’t, or to show off underwater lights. How might you use it? Bigger picture: What’s possible as solid state DC switching gets more and more affordable? (The CS60 Clocked Switch will cost $150 when it officially debuts next week.) Yes, it’s coming to NMEA 2000, too, as seen in Digital Switching Systems’ new PowerGate 2000.
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