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Nijkerk Electronics was founded in Amsterdam in 1959 as a distributor of electronic components with subsidiaries in The Netherlands and Belgium. As one of the last independent companies of its kind Nijkerk Electronics succeeded in developing herself as one of the most im portant suppliers of semiconductors, passive com ponents, opto electro nics and modules. During the past 5 decades Nijkerk Electronics has invested strategically in state-of-the-art software and computer technology, as well as in-house engineering know- how, to optimize its role as a leading value added distributor of electronic components.



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Dear Visitor,

The Punch Powertrain Solar Team is a student project that
consist out of 21 engineering students of the KU Leuven.
They build a solar car to achieve their dream: becoming
world champion solar racing during the Bridgestone World
Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia. This is a durability race
of 3021 km through the Australian outback. There are in
total 42 solar cars who fight for the first place. Amongst
these teams are prestigious university teams like
Cambridge, Tokay, MIT, Michigan, Twente, Delft,…

Because of the competition the cars have to be perfectly
designed and every kilo weight or power loss can mean
the difference between the first and second place. Last
edition the first five teams arrived in a distance of
1.5 hours.

The Punch Powertrain Solar Team chooses to use
Gigavac GX21SAB These contactors are used for the
battery pack. We are obliged by the regulations to use
two NO-contactors on every pole of the battery pack. The
Gigavacs GX21SAB are the perfect fit between weight
and power consumption. Because of their shape they
can easily be arranged in the battery housing. An extra
reason to choose for Gigavac is the reliability of the
components. In Australia for example it can become
extremely hot inside the car with temperatures rising up
till 60° C when standing still. These contactors can cope
with temperatures up to 85 ° C.

Let’s hope that in October, with the use of the Gigavac
GX21SAB we can bring the world title to Belgium!


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