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3kV stand-off; mu metal screening to enable close stacking


Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturization and high performance for over 50 years, announces the Series 100HV high voltage SIL/SIP reed relays rated for up to 3kV stand-off voltage and with more than double the coil resistance of previous devices. This suits them for applications such as transformer or cable testing or any other automatic test equipment where high voltages are involved but where low coil power consumption is required.

Commented Kevin Mallet, (title) at Pickering Electronics: “Where mains voltage are switched, for example to control and isolate SCR or triac gates, Series 100HV reed relays are an ideal choice. And in mixed signal applications, the lower coil power of the new relays reduces the thermal EMF voltages generated across the switch.”

Three types of dry switches are available, capable of standing-off 1.5kVdc, 2 kVdc or 3kVdc. The 3 kV version features increased clearance between the switch and coil pins to accommodate the higher voltage. Higher voltage versions are available on request. Series 100HV reed relays feature an internal mu-metal screen to facilitate close stacking without risking problems caused by magnetic interaction.

The new high voltage SIL/SIP reed relays are available with one or two switches in a single package in 1 Form A, 2 Form A and 1 Form B configurations. 5V, 12V or 24V coils with optional internal diode can be specified. More information is available here.

Key Features

• Up to 3Kv stand-off
• Stacking on 0.40 Inches pitch
• High coil resistance for low power consumption
• Thermal EMF levels less than 10 μV
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• One or two switches in a single package
• 1 Form A, 2 Form A & 1 Form B configurations
• Two pole relay requires the same board area as the single pole type
• 5 V, 12 V or 24 V coils with optional internal diode
• Ideal for transformer or cable testing
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays

Click here to download the 100HV datasheet

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Electronics Industry Awards 2021

We are excited to announce that Pickering Electronics has been shortlisted in the ‘manufacturer of the year’ category at The Electronics Industry Awards 2021.

Pickering has been the market leader in the production of high-performance Reed Relays for over 50 years and is proud to be recognised within the industry.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our customers and suppliers for your valued support, as we wouldn’t be in the position we are today without you all.

…And if you do have a minute to spare, we would greatly appreciate your vote by clicking the link below:

electronicsindustryawards.co.uk/finalists

Leading reed relay products supported by distributor partner ‘dedicated to excellence and customer satisfaction

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Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturization and high performance for over 50 years, has extended its distributor partnership agreement with Wiselink to covering the Philippines. Wiselink already represents Pickering in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and has recently opened a new office in Santo Tomas, just outside Manila.

Wiselink places strong emphasis on delivering the best to its customers. The company acts as a supply channel partner for over 35 suppliers and more than 2,500 OEM and CEM customers in various industries. Comments Pickering CEO Keith Moore: “Wiselink is a proactive partner for us in this important region, dedicated to excellence and customer satisfaction.”

Pickering is known for its innovation in reed relays which use instrumentation-grade reed switches with vacuum-sputtered ruthenium plating to ensure stable, long life up to 5×109 operations. Formerless coil construction and SoftCenter™ technology also help to increase reliability and robustness, while the use of Mu-metal magnetic screening (either external or internal), enables ultra-high PCB side-by-side packing densities with minimal magnetic interaction, saving significant cost and space. Also, Pickering’s reed relays are 100% tested for all operating parameters including dynamic contact wave-shape analysis with full data scrutiny to maintain consistency.

More advantages of the Pickering reed relays can be read here.

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Minimum 1500V stand-off; mini SIL/SIP packaging

Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturization and high performance for over 50 years, has launched industry’s smallest high voltage relay. Housed in the miniture SIL/SIP package, new Series 131 reed relays have a footprint of just 12.5mm x 3.7mm and a height of 6.6mm and deliver a minimum stand-off of 1500V.

Featuring a  choice of 3, 5 or 12 volt coils, with optional internal diode, Series 131 reed relays are available in the 1 Form A (energize to make) SPST N.O. configuration, and can  switch up to 0.7 amps, 10 watts. Devices are ideal for cable testers, mixed signal/semiconductor testers, backplane testers, high voltage instrumentation, in-circuit test equipment or other HV applications.

Commented Keith Moore, CEO, Pickering Electronics: “Pickering Series 131 miniature SIL reed relays utilise vacuumed, sputtered ruthenium reed switches which have a superb low level performance, making them an excellent choice where a wide range of signals are involved. The range is based on our long-established Series 113 style of plastic package that incorporates an internal mu-metal magnetic screen to enable high packing density, and Pickering’s SoftCenter® construction which protects the reed switch.”

About Pickering Electronics

Pickering Electronics was formed over 50 years ago to design and manufacture high quality reed relays, intended principally for use in Instrumentation and Test equipment. Today, Pickering’s Single-in-Line (SIL/SIP) range is by far the most developed in the relay industry with devices 25% the size of many competitors. These small SIL/SIP reed relays are sold in high volumes to large ATE and Semiconductor companies throughout the world.

Pickering Electronics is part of the privately-owned Pickering Group of companies; made up of three electronics manufacturers, including Pickering Interfaces who design and manufacture modular signal switching and simulation products, and Pickering Connect who design and manufacture cables and connectors.

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