Switches are everywhere, enabling us to operate an enormous variety of devices, equipment and control panels. The are also essential for use underwater to control various operative systems, lights, batteries and thermal controls. Unique submersible piezoelectric switches are specially designed to withstand the challenges posed by the underwater environment that require: encapsulation to ensure waterproofing, functioning at a wide range of temperatures, functioning up to 1 kilometer deep, and withstanding the pressure deep underwater.
Solutions for safety
Barantech’s development process for these submersible control panels, waterproof touch screen control panels and hermetically sealed ignition switches and buttons utilized the most cutting-edge technologies to ensure operation that is both safe and reliable. There is no room for malfunctions deep down in the sea, so the electronics and connections in these control solutions must be ultra reliable as well as capable of tolerate pressure changes during descent/ascent, which must never result in false activations.
Solutions for reliability and utility
These switches and panels, resiliently sealed in watertight housings, tick all the boxes – they boast a very long battery life, are easy to maintain and support touch activation with neoprene gloves, commonly used in diving. They also exceed IP68 and IP69K requirements for submersion.
Barantech’s array of underwater switching solutions, with no moving parts that can be damaged by sand or water, meet the needs of numerous manufacturers of underwater devices. These include scuba diving equipment, underwater photography, underwater lighting devices, metal detection equipment, diving computers and even customized oceanographic systems.
Solutions on the cutting edge
Some of Barantech’s switches enable operation with the single press of the button. Prolonged switch closure offers users a simple, one button control so one switch does the job of three: Hold down for ON, tap & release to change power levels, and hold down for OFF. This is a powerful solution for controlling features, such as a light’s beam intensity, with the press of a single button.