New Catalog - 3/2013!
Tutorials - Audio Version
3-D Magnetic Mapping
Magnet Technology & Uses
Latching Sensors & Relays
Liquid Level Sensing
Reed, Hall & EM Overview
Reed Switch Technology
Reed Relay as RF Switch Part 1
Reed Relay as RF Switch Part 2
Form A = normally open contact (N. O.)
Form B = normally closed contact (N.C.)
Form C = change over contact (S.P.D.T.)
Form E = Bistable / Latching
AT = Ampere Turns; Parameter that describes magnetic sensitivity.
Reed Switch Resources
Basic Reed Switch
General function and description of Reed Switches.
Basis electrical characteristics of Reed Switches.
Proper switch handling techniques and load precautions.
Life Test Data
View life test data for Reed Switches.
Magnetic Field Strength
Ampere Turns (AT) vs. milliTesla (mT).
See how reed switches operate using different magnet positions and motion.
Reed Switch Applications
Reed Switch used in Reed Relays.
Switching Load Precautions
Load switching and contact protection.
View a comparision between Reed Switches and micro switches.
Please note: All dimensions represent the maximum glass length followed by the nominal overall lead length unless otherwise specified.