FAQ: Can the electromechanical relays on the SeaConnect 370 reliably switch a micro-current signal after switching a medium load?

No, they cannot. Medium loads wear through the contacts’ gold plating, which is what enables the micro-current switching capability. Beneath the gold plating is a Palladium Ruthenium alloy (PdRu) that has a low material transfer characteristic and low welding tendency. After the gold plating wears away, the relay will work perfectly with medium loads up […]

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FAQ: What’s unique about the relays used on the SeaConnect 370?

  The new Sealevel SeaConnect 370s incorporate innovative Form C electromechanical relays with gold-plated bifurcated contacts. These relays provide lower initial contact resistance and greater initial contact reliability than previous versions of Form C relays. This type of relay enhances the device performance for micro-current switching while still maintaining its capacity for medium loads, making […]

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Can I use a PCI or PCIe serial port as a replacement for COM1?

  Using Sealevel’s COM Port Manager utility provided with our SeaCOM software suite, a PCI or PCIe serial port can be named “COM1.” After that is done, any program can open “COM1” to communicate with a device attached to that PCI or PCIe serial port.  

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Can I use Sealevel synchronous serial adapters with Linux?

  Sealevel SeaMAC software is used to enable Linux support for products which feature the Zilog® Z85230 Enhanced Serial Communications Controller (ESCC). Our Route56 software package should be used to enable Linux support for products that feature the Zilog® Z16C32 Integrated Universal Serial Controller (IUSC). Both software packages are available for download from the Sealevel […]

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