Morey (USA) has launched the SLC electronic control unit featuring J1939 connectivity. The ECU is a solid-state lighting controller for 12-V and 24-V powered vehicles.
THE SLC (SMART LIGHTING CONTROLLER) replaces relays, fuses, and type I, II and III circuit breakers. The ECU (electronic control unit) offers diagnostics and potential for prognostics by providing voltage, current, and short-circuit monitoring. Additionally, it eliminates the need for switches between loads. According to the provider located in Woodbridge (Illinois), the unit decreases the overall weight of the vehicle by reducing the wiring and harness schemes.
The J1939-connectable control unit provides discrete I/O ports. Ten 10-A outputs are controlled by a proprietary PGN at the voltage derived from the input power source via a command/response message format.
For hazards, all outputs will be flash synchronized. Each output is monitored and protected against short circuits. If a short is detected, outputs will be turned-off and a dedicated CAN message will be sent.
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