Normally, circuit breakers need a very high voltage or current to “pop-out”. Even with such a high voltage or current, it takes sometimes up to 30 seconds before a normal circuit breaker reacts. They are therefore unuseable for flight simulators.
TRC has developed a special Circuit Breaker, which “feels and looks” are the same as with the original aviation circuit breakers, however they can be driven with low currents and low voltages and will react instantly.
The Circuit Breaker for Flight Simulation is constructed around a 6v. relay combined with high quality ABS plastic components.
The position of the push button can be read out from the contacts, while the “pop-out” action is accomplished when the relay is activated for approx. 100 milliseconds at 12 v. / 500mA.
Both positions IN and OUT can be read from the built-in contacts.
The Circuit Breaker can be mounted behind panels of a thickness varying from 1.5 to 3 mm.
The Circuit Breaker can be controlled from the Central Control Unit as offered by SimKits via an amplifier circuit or from any existing electronics.
The SimKits Circuit Breaker offers a better reliability and immediate response compared to aviation circuit breakers, while very low power is needed.
The brochure of the Circuit Breaker (in PDF format) can be downloaded from here (570Kb) and includes application notes on “how to connect”.
A set of transfer legends for all possible AMP Values is enclosed (see brochure).
The Circuit Breaker is available in a package of 5 pcs. The pricing is for a package of 5 pcs.