PicoSwitch is a relay switch that you toggle via hobby radio control
gear. You can use PicoSwitch to quickly and easily control anything from
a digital camera shutter to an electric squirt gun to home lighting and
more. You can activate applications with voltage levels as high as 125VAC
without having to know anything about microcontroller logic levels or transistors
because the relay offers full electrical isolation from your receiver electronics.
PicoSwitch plugs into a standard hobby radio control receiver (or a
servo controller) as easily
as a servo does. You connect the load that you want to toggle using
PicoSwitch's wear resistant screw terminals. Depending on the channel you
use, you will then be able to control the relay by moving your radio's control
stick up or down, left or right, or another method you desire.
Picoswitch has a status LED on the bottom. The LED will light up when
the relay switch is on, and vice versa. It will also tell you if your radio
link is too weak by flashing repeatedly.
The relay is a single pole single throw switch. Its typical lifetime
is 100,000 to 1,000,000 switching cycles, depending on how heavy a load
you are using. The relay is normally open when unpowered.
PicoSwitch does not supply power at the screw terminals.
PicoSwitch should not be used to switch inductive loads like motors or solenoids
without an antiparallel diode.
Need something to control this switch with? Check out our
Servo Controller section!