Older Pickering Reed Relay Styles

All Pickering Reed Relays feature the highest quality instrumentation grade reed switches making them suitable for the most demanding applications.

These ranges have been manufactured for many years. Most sold today are for service replacements - proving Pickering's long term commitment to our products and to our customers

Pickering Series 86 & 87

High Sensitivity Reed Relays
Dry and mercury wetted

SoftCenter™ construction
• Encapsulated in a plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Wide range of switch configurations
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
Dry and mercury wetted switches are available with the same pin configuration
One or two switches in a single package
5, 12 and 24 volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode


These ranges of reed relays are essentially the same as the dry Series 80 and 85 and the mercury wetted Series 88 and 89 but with coil resistances between 2 and 3 times higher.

This feature is particularly useful when using large numbers of relays, to reduce overall current requirements and heating effects, or when the available coil drive power is restricted, for example, in battery operated equipment.

Many special resistances are available, and relays can be designed to customers specific requirements.

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.