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Reed Relays for High Power Switching

Pickering’s Series 114 Reed Relay range is a great choice for users that are looking to switch high powers. Unusually for high power relays, this range features sputtered ruthenium switches which makes them usable at low levels also. Most high power reed relays have electroplated tungsten or rhodium switches which have a poorer low level performance.

We understand that choosing the right Reed Relay for your application can be daunting. If you are unsure which Reed Relay will best suit your product, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our technical experts will be happy to assist you in any queries you may have regarding Reed Relays.

Pickering Series 114

High Power Dry SIL Reed Relays

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Small size
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• One or two switches in a single package
• Form A (energize to make) or Form B (energize to break) configurations
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 114 is a range of Single-In-Line reed relays intended for power levels that are beyond the capabilities of conventional dry SIL reed relays.

The more usual dry relays are rated at 0.5 amps at 10 Watts. The Series 114 have a rating of 1 amp switching at up to 40 watts and will carry 2 amps. In many cases, this higher rating will allow them to be used as an alternative to mercury wetted reed relays.