Originally Posted by MadMorbius
Wait, I thought they created an electronic switch to replace mechanical switching?
Not afraid to say I don't know fuckall about these new fangled gadgets either...
yes they did. the ASCU has a micro switch to replace the standard mechanical switch assembly. eliminates the arcing that occurs from high voltage on low quality contacts.
other mosfets reduce the voltage going to the switch assembly which greatly reduces the arcing that happens but you still use the same switch assembly.