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Please note: All dimensions represent the smallest package size in a series and are listed in order as length, width and height unless otherwise specified.

MK15 SMD Reed Switches
MK15 Surface Mount Reed Switches
Compact Surface Mount Reed Switch products for proximity sensing applications. SPST or SPDT [more]
MK17 SMD Reed Switches
MK17 Surface Mount Reed Switches
Ultra Miniature Surface Mount Reed Switch products for proximity sensing applications. SPST or SPDT [more]
MK23 SMD Reed Switches
Surface Mount Reed Switches - MK23 SMD Reed Switches
Compact Surface Mount Reed Switches in a ranges of sizes from 7mm and up for proximity sensing applications. SPST and SPDT, RoHS compliant. [more]
 


New Catalog - 3/2013!

Tutorials - Audio Version

3-D Magnetic Mapping
Magnet Interactions
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

Mini-Glossary

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.

Electrical Parameters
Basis electrical characteristics of Reed Switches.

Handling Precautions
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).

Magnetic Operation
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.

Technology Comparison
View a comparision between Reed Switches and micro switches.