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Pickering Series 60 & 65



High Voltage Dry Reed Relays For up to 15kV

• 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. Click here to learn more.

Download Data Sheet PDF 

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.

These relays can stand-off 15kV, switching at up to 50W.

Series 60 & 65 reed relays are suitable for many applications including high-end cable testers, backplane testers, big physics and high voltage instrumentation.

Download the Series 60 & 65 Datasheet

All our data sheets have been recently updated to include additional environmental specifications, mechanical characteristics and relay weights, RF plots for coaxial relays (showing VSWR, isolation and insertion loss), interactive links to further useful information, comparison tables to similar relay ranges and much more.

Download the Series 60 & 65 3D Models

The download is a zip file containing 3D models in STEP, IGS and SLDPRT formats (free viewers are available for these formats).

  • Free Sample Service – determining which components to design in can be challenging. Fortunately, here at Pickering Electronics, we provide free working samples to help you evaluate our high-quality Reed Relays.
  • Reed Relay Selector Tool – this tool will help you narrow down our large offering to get you the correct reed relay for your application. Once you narrow your selections down you can download a relay datasheet for more information, purchase in stock items or request a quote to find out lead times of made to order (MTO) relays.
  • Concise Tech Guide – this guide will help you to maximise the reliability of your design.
  • Quality Assurance – learn more about the various accreditations and certifications that Pickering holds.
  • Custom Designed Reed Relays – With over a thousand catalog parts there is plenty of choice when choosing the right Reed Relay for your product, but if you cannot find one suitable for your needs Pickering can customize our standard reed relay parts to suit your specific requirements and applications.

All Pickering reed relays feature the highest quality instrumentation grade reed switches making them suitable for the most demanding applications. Internal mu-metal magnetic screens (optional on Series 103) allow very high packing density. Diodes are optional.

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

PEL Contact Configuration
Coil Voltage
Switching Current
Switching Power
PEL Diode
Switching Voltage
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Stand-off Voltage
(DC/AC peak)
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Width (mm)
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Depth (mm)
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Height (mm)
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