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High Voltage Relays

Please see below Pickering’s full range of high performance reed relays for high voltage applications.

These relays can stand-off from 1.5kV to 15kV and switching 500V to 12.5kV at up to 50W.

Available with PCB pins, chassis or PCB mounting & flying leads for HV connections.

High voltage reed relays for many applications including mixed signal semiconductor testers, high-end cable testers, backplane testers, medical electronics, electric vehicles, solar energy, big physics, in-circuit test equipment and high voltage instrumentation. 

Pickering Series 60 & 65 

For up to 15 kV
High Voltage Dry Reed Relays

SoftCenter™ construction
• Up to 15 kV stand-off
• 12.5 kV switching
• Small size
• Easy mounting
• Long life
• Fully encapsulated
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.

Series 60 Chassis mounting with solder connections on the top face

Series 65 Printed circuit mounting

The Series 60 and 65 ranges of high voltage reed relays have been manufactured for many years and remain popular due to their small size and ease of use.

They are available for up to 15kV stand-off, 12.5kV switching at 50 Watts maximum. Tungsten plated contacts ensure a long and reliable life.

Both Form A (energize to make) and Form B (energize to break) configurations are available and it is usually possible to achieve a Form C (change-over) function by using a Form A and a Form B type together.

Form B types are magnetically biased and should not be mounted directly onto ferrous metal chassis or less than 1.5 inches (38mm) away from other relays as the coil operating voltage characteristics will be altered due to magnetic interaction.  The coils of Form B relays are polarity sensitive, the positive connection is identified by a red spot.

Form A types can be mounted on ferrous chassis but a space of 1 inch (25mm) should be allowed between adjacent relays. 5, 12, and 24 volt coils are available as standard other voltages can be supplied to special order, please contact our sales office.

If similar relays with “push-on” connectors are preferred, please look at our Series 62 and Series 63.

Pickering Series 62 & 63

High Voltage Dry Reed Relays
For up to 15 kV

SoftCenter™ construction
• Up to 15 kV stand-off
• 12.5 kV switching
• Small size
• Easy mounting
• Long life
• Fully encapsulated
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.

Series 62 Chassis mounting with push-on connections on the top face

Series 63 Printed circuit mounting with push-on high voltage connections on the top face

The Series 62 and 63 ranges of high voltage reed relays feature push-on terminals and are supplied complete with the appropriate connectors and insulating boots.

They are available for up to 15kV stand-off, 12.5kV switching at 50 Watts maximum. Tungsten plated contacts ensure a long and reliable life.

Both Form A (energize to make) and Form B (energize to break) configurations are available and it is usually possible to achieve a Form C (change-over) function by using a Form A and a Form B type together.

These relays feature an internal mu-metal magnetic screen which permits the Form A (energize to make) versions to be mounted side by side. Special versions can be manufactured with an electrostatic screen and/or earth connection to the magnetic screen. This can often be useful where EMC problems are encountered, please contact our technical sales office.

Form B types are magnetically biased and should not be mounted directly onto ferrous metal chassis or less than 1 inch (25mm) away from other relays as the coil operating voltage characteristics will be altered due to magnetic interaction. The coils of Form B relays are polarity sensitive, the positive connection is identified by a red spot.

5, 12, and 24 volt coils are available as standard other voltages can be supplied to special order.

Pickering Series 67 & 68 - up to 10 kV

High Voltage Dry Reed Relays
For up to 10kV

Option of flying leads for high voltage connections
• Up to 10kV stand-off, 7.5kV switching
SoftCenter™ construction
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• Small size
• Easy mounting with pins on Single-in-Line format
• Robust tungsten plated contacts
• Fully encapsulated
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Option of internal diode across the coil connections

Series 67 PCB mounting with switch and coil connections in a Single-in-Line format.

Series 68 PCB connections on the underside for coil connections. Flying leads from the top face for high voltage connections.

The Series 67 and 68 are constructed using former-less coils. The absence of a coil supporting bobbin allows a device smaller than the industry norm. The unusual package design gives some interesting possibilities for high density packing.

The option of flying leads for the high voltage connections makes it possible to keep this away from lower voltage circuitry on the pcb.

Form A (energize to make) and Form C SPDT (changeover) contacts are available with the option of 5, 12 and 24 volt operating coils.

Pickering Series 104

High Voltage SIL Reed Relays
For up to 3 kilovolts

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Small size
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• One or two switches in a single package
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• Form A (energize to make) or Form B (energize to break) configurations
• Dry and mercury wetted switches available
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 104 is a range of Single-In-Line reed relays intended for voltages that are beyond the capabilities of conventional SIL reed relays.

They are ideal for such applications as transformer or cable testing or any other automatic test equipment where high voltages are involved.

Where mains voltages are switched, for example to control and isolate S.C.R. or triac gates, they are an ideal choice.

One or two Form A (energize to make) or one Form B (energize to break) configurations are available.

The range features an internal mu-metal screen to eliminate problems that would otherwise be experienced due to magnetic interaction when they are closely stacked.

Three types of dry switches are available, capable of standing-off 1, 1.5 or 3kV d.c. The 3kV version has an increased clearance between the switch and coil pins to accommodate the higher voltage. Even higher voltage ratings are available to special order, please contact our sales office for further information.

Mercury wetted devices are also available for applications where bounce free switching is required. These are rated at 1500 volts d.c. minimum stand-off, 500 volts d.c. switching at up to 50 watts

Pickering Series 119

High Voltage Micro-SIL Reed Relays
For up to 3 kilovolts

SoftCenter™ construction
Very small high voltage reed relay
• Highest quality Instrumentation Grade vacuum reed switches
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• One or two switches in a single package
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• 1 Form A (energize to make) up to 3kV
• 2 Form A (energize to make) up to 1kV
• 1 Form B (energize to break) up to 1kV or 2kV
• 3, 5 and 12 Volt coils are standard, with or without
internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 119 is a range of Micro-SIL Single-In-Line reed relays intended for voltages that are beyond the capabilities of conventional SIL reed relays. The 1 Form A, 1kV version is pin and package compatible with the established and popular Series 109P.

They are an ideal choice for Cable testers, Mixed signal ATE or any other applications where high voltage capability is required and where space is at a premium.

Six versions are available, all with either 3, 5 or 12 volt operating coils. The 1 Form A, 1.5kV version has a package and pin configuration compatible with the standard 109P type, i.e. 4 pins on 0.15 inches (3.8mm) pitch. The other types have package lengths and pin configurations appropriate for their voltage ratings and the user will need to arrange suitable clearance distances around the parts.

Form A types can be mounted side by side, but a 1cm space should be left between the Form B type and other relays, as the magnetic field from the internal biasing magnet could slightly affect the sensitivity of the relay alongside.

 

Pickering Series 131

High Voltage Mini-SIL / SIP Reed Relays
Minimum 1500V Stand-off

131 relays on pcb

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

The Pickering Series 131 is a new range of very small Single-In-Line reed relays intended for voltages very much higher than standard small SIL relays. The vacuumed, sputtered ruthenium reed switches have a superb low level performance also, which makes them an ideal choice where a wide range of signals are involved.

The range is based on the long established Series 113 style of plastic package with an internal mu-metal magnetic screen which allows high packing density and are made using Pickering's SoftCentreconstruction.

Shop High Voltage Reed Relays

The below table will help you narrow down our offering to get you the correct reed relay for your application.

Once you narrow your selections down you can download a reed relay data sheet for more information or request a quote to find out prices and lead times.

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1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
12V
750 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
Yes
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$11.44
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
12V
750 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
No
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$11.12
131-1-A-3/1D
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
12V
750 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
No
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$12.70
131-1-A-3/1D
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
12V
750 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
Yes
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$10.90
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
5V
250 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
No
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$12.90
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
5V
250 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
Yes
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$11.07
131-1-A-3/1D
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
5V
250 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
No
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$10.24
131-1-A-3/1D
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
5V
250 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
Yes
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$8.96
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
3V
100 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
No
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$10.67
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
3V
100 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
Yes
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$10.99
131-1-A-3/1D
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
0.7
Amps
10
1000
1500
3V
100 Ω
1.5KV Standoff
No
3.7
12.5
6.6
0 - MTO
$10.16
1 Form B - SPST N.C.
3
Amps
50
7500
10000
24V
500 Ω
10KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
0 - MTO
$60.85
1 Form B - SPST N.C.
3
Amps
50
7500
10000
12V
150 Ω
10KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
0 - MTO
$60.45
1 Form B - SPST N.C.
3
Amps
50
7500
10000
5V
50 Ω
10KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
0 - MTO
$60.37
1 Form B - SPST N.C.
3
Amps
50
3500
5000
24V
500 Ω
5KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
0 - MTO
$60.22
1 Form B - SPST N.C.
3
Amps
50
3500
5000
12V
150 Ω
5KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
7
$59.82
Max: 7
Min: 1
Step: 1
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1 Form B - SPST N.C.
3
Amps
50
3500
5000
5V
50 Ω
5KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
2
$59.73
Max: 2
Min: 1
Step: 1
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1 Form A - SPST N.O.
3
Amps
50
12500
15000
24V
350 Ω
15KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
17
$88.59
Max: 17
Min: 1
Step: 1
Add
1 Form A - SPST N.O.
3
Amps
50
12500
15000
12V
75 Ω
15KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
31
$88.19
Max: 31
Min: 1
Step: 1
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1 Form A - SPST N.O.
3
Amps
50
12500
15000
5V
25 Ω
15KV Standoff
No
19.05
63.5
21.3
4
$88.11
Max: 4
Min: 1
Step: 1
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