Inside the Membrane Switch Intermittent Connections Ebook, we will look at a few simple troubleshooting steps that may help quickly solve the issue and help get the project back on track.
Membrane switches are a wildly common technology because they are inexpensive, customizable, and can work in all kinds of applications. Membrane switches are used on consumer products, medical devices, and are even used on military and aerospace aircraft.
These types of keypads are known to be highly reliable and when designed properly should last the lifetime of the product. Still, there are times that membrane switches may experience a premature failure or become damaged in the field. If a button or LED fails to function, this can have a tremendous impact on the system and its ability to work.
It’s clear with any custom electronics build that obtaining and reviewing documentation is critical. Spending time to gather information, studying the issues, and taking action is important since many troubleshooting issues can go unsolved. If so, these types of non-conformances can remain stuck in unsuccessful investigation cycles and waste time and money.
Follow the scientific method, do your diligence, and go out of your way to exhaust the problem. If the true failure mode and root cause are identified, then the job is not complete. Documentation and processes should be revised to help remedy whatever the issue may be. Frequent engagement with full-service manufacturing partners like Epec can help resolve even the peskiest of intermittent connection issues.
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