Portable Equipment

Pickering Series 100

Low Thermal EMF Relays
Direct drive from CMOS

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Thermal EMF about 1 microvolt or less
• Low power consumption, ideal for portable equipment
• Encapsulated in a plastic package with internalmu-metal magnetic screen
• Wide range of switch configurations - 1 Form A,1 Form B, 2 Form A, 1 Form C
• Two pole relay requires the same board area as the single pole type
• Dry and mercury wetted switches are available with the same pin configuration and footprint
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for dry Form A devices
• 5, 12 and 24 volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 100 is a complete range of Single-in- Line (SIL) reed relays primarily intended for direct drive from 4000B CMOS or similar low current sources. They feature a very low level of thermal EMF.

Pickering Series 101

CMOS Drive High Voltage SIL Reed Relays

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Board space may be saved by eliminating the need for drivers
• Direct drive from 74HC logic
• Encapsulated in a plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Wide range of switch confi gurations - 1 Form A, 1 Form B, 2 Form A, 1 Form C
• Two pole relay requires the same board area as the single pole type
• Dry and mercury wetted switches are available with the same pin configuration and footprint
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for dry Form A devices
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 101 have very high coil resistances. 5 Volt dry versions may be driven directly from 74HC or 74HCT logic without the need for additional drivers.

74HC logic will drive up to 4mA at 5 Volts, therefore a coil resistance of 1600 ohms is desirable to avoid running the IC at its maximum rating.

Pickering Series 118

High Coil Resistance Reed Relays
Stacks on 0.2 x 0.33 inches pitch

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Switches rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 A or 15 Watts, 0.75 A
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up very little board area, conserving space
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance for guaranteed performance

The Pickering Series 118 is a range of very sensitive reed relays that are ideal for portable electronic instruments or other applications where low power consumption and a very small footprint is important. They have 5 volt coils with a resistance up to 2200 Ohms and the option of an internal diode.

Two switch types are available. Switch type number 1 is better suited for general purpose applications, while Switch type number 2 is better suited to low levels.

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