Products > Power management > Intelligent Power Switch IPS-STE

The Nickl Intelligent Power Switch IPS-STE was designed to start and to gracefully shut down a computer with one control signal.

For example, it allows to control up to two computers via the ignition key or the centralized door locking system. The computer can be powered-up if the engineer opens the centralized door locking and it can be shut-down and powered-down when the engineer leaves the car. Up to two computers can be controlled, such as a real-time and a visualizing computer.

The Nickl IPS is available either as complete control box with MIL-C-5015 connectors or Lemo connectors or as a single PCB which can be mounted in a existent computer-rack.

Due to its capability to switch up to 30 A and its wide operating voltage range, it is able to switch almost all DC power supplies of computers in a R&D vehicle.
  • Controls up to two Computers
  • Acoustic signal before Power-Cutting
  • MOSFET-Switch, no loose Parts
  • Supply voltage monitoring prevents complete Battery Discharge
  • Powering, Booting, Shut-Down and Power-Cutting with one Control Line or a Switch Button
  • In cars with PC-systems
Order Data: 1EMIPS-STE

Power-On Power-up via
a) rising edge on control input, qualification time 1s
b) pressing button at least for 1s
Power-Off Operating system shut-down via
a) falling edge on control input and 10s low-level
b) pressing button at least for 1s
Power-off after 2min
Protocol UPS simple protocol via RS-232
Controls 1x button for manually controlling
1x LED as status indicator
1x buzzer for acoustic warning signals
Connectors Input=header, output=receptacle, MIL-C-5015, style 3012, size 14S
Power Supply 9..36 V
Switching Current max. 30A @ Ta=25°C, with Lemo connectors max. 10A
Leakage Current typ 0,05 µA @ Vin=12V, Ta=25°C
Quiescent Current typ. 80mA @ Vin=12VDC, Ta=25°C
ENABLE signal input 0V < Low < 2V < High < 36V
Dimensions 110 mm x 39 mm x 117 mm
Case Polystyrol, anthracite
Operating Temperature 0..70°C
Storage Temperature -40..70°C
Mass 263 g