Pickering Electronics’ newly released Series 67 and 68 reed-relay range are available for up to 10-kV stand-off, 7.5-kV switching, with an option of either PCB or flying-lead switch connections.
Similar in specification to the long established Pickering Series 60/65, these new relays are manufactured in a single-in-line (SIL) format using former-less coils, which dispense with the more usual coil supporting bobbin, allowing a smaller package than similar rated devices.
The unusual package design does present some interesting packing possibilities for high-density applications such as multiplexers and matrices in instrumentation and test systems. See the nearby image of Pickering Series 67 relays mounted on a 3U PXI 12-way high-voltage multiplexer module that illustrates these possibilities.
Available as standard are 5-, 12-, and 24-V coils, and other voltages can be supplied to special order, as can variations in the lead length of the Series 68 range. The relays are suitable for high-voltage transformer and cable tests and some electro-medical applications such as defibrillators.
Pickering Electronics is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of high-quality reed relays for ATE, low thermal EMF, RF switching, and other specialist applications, available in surface mount, single-in-line (SIL), dual-in-line (DIL), and many other popular package styles.
Learn more about Pickering Electronics and its reed-relay ranges at SEMICON West in July 12-14 in San Francisco.
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