There are several possible causes for faulty switching in a system, especially when it comes to electronic circuits or sensors. Two common factors that can lead to faulty switching are vibrations and WLAN access points.
Vibrations can occur in a variety of situations, such as from moving cars, running fans, or water pipes in the environment. These mechanical vibrations can disturb sensitive electronic components and lead to unwanted faults. Electrical connections can become loose, components could be damaged, or signals could become jumbled, resulting in degraded circuit performance.
Another possible cause of faulty circuits can be caused by WLAN access points. These wireless network devices operate in the radio frequency range and can emit signals that can interfere with other electronic components, such as RF sensors. If the frequencies of the WLAN access points are close to those of the sensor, interference can occur, resulting in inaccurate or unreliable measurements.
To effectively address potential problems that may be caused by factors such as vibrations and WLAN access points, various measures are available:
One of the options is to reduce the range of the sensors. By specifically limiting the detection range, external interference such as vibrations or wireless signals can be mitigated to a certain extent. This can be achieved by adjusting the sensor sensitivity or by using special shielding. This reduces the susceptibility of the sensors to unwanted influences.
In certain situations, it may also be advisable to temporarily disable the sensors if necessary. This may be the case, for example, in sensitive environments where interference could have critical effects. By specifically switching off or temporarily disabling the sensor function, potential sources of error can be eliminated. However, it is important to weigh this carefully, as disabling sensors can affect the functionality of the system. It should only be carried out if it is really necessary, and the effects on the overall system should be taken into account.