We are delighted to announce that Pickering Electronics has been selected as a finalist at the Electronics Industry Awards 2020 in the Manufacturer of the Year category.

The Electronics Industry Awards is a premier event that recognises outstanding people, products and business practices from across the electronics sector. The shortlist was created using a combination of online votes and an expert panel of judges.

Pickering Electronics would like to thank all those that voted for us and congratulate all other finalists, including our sister company; Pickering Interfaces, who are finalists in the test, measurement & inspection product of the year category.

Pickering Electronics has been the market leader in the production of high quality, high performance Reed Relays for over 50 years and is proud to be recognised within the industry. The ceremony will take place on Thursday 24th September 2020.

More information is available here: electronicsindustryawards.co.uk/finalists

Pickering high density

Reed relays have never been known for high power switching, in fact, high carry currents can seriously affect switch life and reliability due to the very use of reed switches. On the other hand, reed switches allow for very efficient spatial distribution, taking up minuscule amounts of surface area on your board.

One of the first impressions we’ve had upon opening the samples that Pickering sent us is the extremely neat and tidy packing. Each set of relays came in its own tiny plastic box with clear windows, complete with a protective layer of sponge and a satisfying “click” when opened and closed. Nothing important for the tests, but a nice touch nevertheless. Pickering has also thrown in a really nice set of literature, including an 80-page product catalogue, along with a handy relay look-up chart and a brief relay theory overview booklet.

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NEW SERIES 131

High Voltage Mini-SIL/SIP Reed Relay

    • Smallest high voltage reed relay currently available
    • Switching up to 0.7 Amps, 10 Watts
    • Choice of 3, 5 or 12 Volt coils with optional internal diode
    • 1 Form A (Energize to make) SPST N.O. configuration
    • Internal mu-metal magnetic screen allows side by side stacking without magnetic interaction
    • Unique SoftCenter® construction
    • 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance
    • Highest quality vacuumed, sputtered ruthenium reed switches
    • Ideal for cable testers, mixed signal/semiconductor testers, backplane testers, high voltage instrumentation, in-circuit test equipment or other applications where high voltage is required.

Pickering Electronics is pleased to announce the new Series 131. Housed in the miniature 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.

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Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturization and high performance for over 50 years, has launched the industry’s smallest high voltage relay. Housed in the miniature 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.

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