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Single-In-Line (SIL/SIP) series 111 - 131

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.

Pickering Series 111

PICO SIL Reed Relays
Including coaxial types for up to 1.5 GHz for stacking on 0.15 x 0.4 inches pitch giving SUPERB PACKING DENSITY

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Mu-metal magnetic screening
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Two package styles - Mu-metal package or Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up the minimum of board area,conserving
board space
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 5 Volt coils with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 111 is a range of magnetically screened single-in-line reed relays that stack on 0.15 inches by 0.4 inches pitch. They have an identical footprint to the Series 110 and 112 but the height is reduced to only 0.26 inches (6.6mm).

The switch rating of 3 Watts is adequate for most instrumentation applications. If a higher power rating is required, please look at our Series 110 or 112 which have a 10 Watts rating and an identical pin-out. The range also includes the type 111RF, a 50 ohms coaxial device suitable for use up to 1.5 GHz.

These relays require around one third the board area of the more usual 0.2 x 0.8 inch devices and are ideal for high density applications.

Two package styles are available:
The type 111 is encapsulated in a mu-metal can. The coaxial version, type 111RF, is also available in this
package style.
The type 111P is encapsulated in a plastic package and features an internal mu-metal screen. An internal diode is an option in both types.

Magnetic screening is essential to avoid magnetic interaction problems. Interaction is usually measured as a percentage increase in the voltage required to operate a relay when two additional relays, stacked one each side, are themselves operated. An unscreened device mounted on this pitch would have an interaction figure of around 40%. Relays of this size would therefore be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required. Pickering Series 111 have an interaction figure of around 1 percent.

Pickering Series 112


Single-in-Line Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.15 x 0.4 inches pitch giving SUPERB PACKING DENSITY

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Ideal for high density card based systems and Automatic Test Equipment
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up the minimum of board area, conserving
board space
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 5 Volt coils of 500 ohms may be driven directly from TTL logic
• 5, and 12 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 112 is a range of magnetically screened single-in-line reed relays that require a board area of only 0.15 inches (3.8mm.) by 0.4 inches (10mm.) while retaining the 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps rating associated with larger relays.

This small footprint is achieved by mounting the reed switch diagonally within the package.

These relays require around one third the board area of the more usual 0.2 x 0.8 inch devices and the height of only 0.43 inches (11mm.) is suitable for high density card based systems such as VME, VXI, Compact PCI, and PXI. The high quality, sputtered ruthenium switch contacts also makes them ideal for Automatic Test
Equipment.

The Series 112 is encapsulated in a plastic package using a very high resistivity resin to achieve an insulation resistance greater than 1012 ohms. The relay has an internal mumetal screen which totally eliminates the risk of magnetic interaction problems. An unscreened device mounted on this pitch would have an interaction figure of around 40 percent. Relays of this size without magnetic screening would therefore be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required. Pickering Series 112 have a typical interaction
figure of 5 percent.

3, 5 and 12 Volt coils are standard, with the option of an internal diode. 5 Volt coils have a resistance of 500 ohms and may be driven directly from TTL logic.

Pickering Series 113

Single-in-Line Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.15 x 0.5 inches pitch giving SUPERB PACKING DENSITY

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up very little area, conserving board space
• High insulation resistance - greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for Form A types and greater than 1E10 (10G ohms) for Form C types
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• 5 and 12 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 1 Form A, 5 volt version has a coil resistance of 500 ohms - drives directly from TTL logic
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 113 is a range of magnetically screened single-in-line reed relays that require a board area of only 0.15 inches (3.8mm.) by 0.5 inches (12.7mm.)

The Form A (energize to make) versions retain the 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps rating associated with larger relays. The changeover version has a 3 Watts rating.

These relays require less than half the board area of the more usual 0.2 x 0.8 inch devices and have a height of only 0.26 inches (6.6mm.) for the 1 Form A and 1 Form C types and 0.35 inches (8.9 mm.) for the 2 Form A type.

The Series 113 is encapsulated in a plastic package using a very high resistivity resin to achieve an insulation resistance greater than 1012 ohms for the Form A types. The relay has an internal mu-metal screen which totally eliminates the risk of magnetic interaction problems. An unscreened device mounted on this pitch would have an interaction figure of around 40 percent. Relays of this size without magnetic screening would therefore be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required. Pickering Series 113 have a typical interaction figure of 5 percent.

3, 5 and 12 Volt coils are standard, with the option of an internal diode. 1 Form A, 5 Volt coils have a resistance of 500 ohms and may be driven directly from TTL logic.

 

Pickering Series 114

High Power Dry SIL Reed Relays

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
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 114 is a range of Single-In-Line reed relays intended for power levels that are beyond the capabilities of conventional dry SIL reed relays.

The more usual dry relays are rated at 0.5 amps at 10 Watts. The Series 114 have a rating of 1 amp switching at up to 40 watts and will carry 2 amps. In many cases, this higher rating will allow them to be used as an alternative to mercury wetted reed relays.

Unusually for high power relays, they feature sputtered ruthenium contacts instead of the more common electroplated rhodium or tungsten types. This makes them suitable for low level or “dry” switching also.

They are able to switch a.c. mains voltages so are suitable for interfacing to larger electromechanical relays or contactors. It is important however, to suppress back EMFs from inductive loads. This is achievable by using an RC snubber, varistor or similar voltage limiting device.

1 or 2 Form A (energize to make) or 1 Form B (energize to break) configurations are available.

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

Form A versions may be stacked side-by-side.

Due to the fact that the Form B types feature an internal biasing magnet, a gap of 0.4 inches minimum should be left between adjacent relays.

 

 

 

Pickering Series 115

Single-in-Line Reed Relays
10 or 15 Watts switching - Very high packing density Stacks on 0.15 x 0.27 inches pitch

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up the minimum of board area, conserving board space
• Insulation resistance greater than 1E12 Ohms
Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
100% tested for dynamic contact resistance for guaranteed performance
5 or 12 Volt coils with optional internal diode

The Pickering Series 115 is a range of Single-in-Line relays intended for very high density applications such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers.

They are pin compatible with the Pickering Series 116 and 117 but have a slightly higher profile.

The reed switch/coil assemblies used in this series are the same as used in the long established and well proven, Series 109 and 109P.

Two switch types are available. Both types have sputtered ruthenium contacts for long life and high reliability.

Switch type number 1 is better suited for general purpose applications. It has a layer of copper beneath the ruthenium to help dissipate the heat from the contact area. This gives an improved current inrush handling ability.

Switch type number 2 should be chosen for low level or 'cold' switching applications.

Single switch versions require a board area of only 0.15 inches x 0.27 inches. This is one quarter of the board area of the industry standard 0.2 x 0.8 inches Single-in-Line package. The very small size of these relays often makes it possible to increase the functionality of existing designs without increasing the size of printed circuit boards.

The relays feature an internal mu-metal magnetic screen. Mu-metal has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction. Relays of this size without magnetic screening would be totally unsuitable for applications
where dense packing is required.

3 volt, 5 volt or 12 volt coils are available. An internal Back E.M.F suppression diode is available as an option.

 

 

 

Pickering Series 116

Single-in-Line Reed Relays
10 Watts switching - Very high packing density. 1 Form A stacks on 0.15 x 0.27 inches pitch. 2 Form A stacks on 0.15 x 0.40 inches pitch

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up the minimum of board area, conserving board space
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 ohms
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• 5 or 12 Volt coils with optional internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 116 is a range of Single-in-Line relays intended for very high density applications such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers.

They have a switch rating of 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps and are pin compatible with the Pickering Series 117 which have a lower power rating of 3 Watts and a lower profile height of 0.38 inches (9.65 mm).

Switches have sputtered ruthenium contacts making them ideal for low level or “cold” switching applications.

1 or 2 pole, Form A (energize to make) versions are available.

The single pole version uses the same switch and coil assembly as the Pickering Series 112.

Single switch versions require a board area of only 0.15 inches x 0.27 inches. This is one quarter of the board area of the industry standard 0.2 x 0.8 inches Single-in-Line package. The very small size of these relays often makes it possible to increase the functionality of existing designs without increasing the size of printed
circuit boards.

The relays feature an internal mu-metal magnetic screen. Mu-metal has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction. Interaction is usually measured as a percentage increase in the voltage required to operate a relay when additional relays, stacked each side, are themselves operated. An unscreened device mounted on this pitch would have an interaction figure of around 40 percent. Relays of this size without magnetic screening would therefore be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required.

3 volt, 5 volt or 12 volt coils are available. An internal Back E.M.F suppression diode is available as an option.

 

 

 

 

Pickering Series 117

Single-in-Line Reed Relays
3 Watts switching - Very high packing density. 1 Form A stacks on 0.15 x 0.27 inches pitch. 2 Form A stacks on 0.15 x 0.40 inches pitch

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up the minimum of board area, conserving board space
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• 5 Volt coils with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 117 is a range of Single-in-Line relays intended for very high density applications such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers.

They are available with either 1 or 2 Form A (energize to make) switches. These are the ideal choice for very high density applications.

Single switch versions require a board area of only 0.15 inches x 0.27 inches. This is one quarter of the board area of the industry standard 0.2 x 0.8 inches Single-in-Line package. The very small size of these relays often makes it possible to increase the functionality of existing designs without increasing the size of printed
circuit boards.

The Series 117 switch rating of 5 Watts, 0.5 A is adequate for most instrumentation applications. If a higher rating is required, the Series 116, which is rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 A should be considered. The relay footprint and pin configurations of the Series 116 are identical but the case height increases slightly to 0.49 inches (12.5 mm).

The relays feature an internal mu-metal magnetic screen. Mu-metal has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction. Interaction is usually measured as a percentage increase in the voltage required to operate a
relay when additional relays, stacked each side, are themselves operated. An unscreened device mounted on this pitch would have an interaction figure of around 40 percent. Relays of this size without magnetic screening would therefore be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required.

3 volt and 5 volt coils are available with an optional Back E.M.F suppression diode.

 

 

 

Pickering Series 118

High Coil Resistance Reed Relays
Stacks on 0.2 x 0.33 inches pitch

SoftCenter™ construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Switches rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 A or 15 Watts, 0.75 A
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up very little board area, conserving space
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance for guaranteed performance

The Pickering Series 118 is a range of very sensitive reed relays that are ideal for portable electronic instruments or other applications where low power consumption and a very small footprint is important. They have 5 volt coils with a resistance up to 2200 Ohms and the option of an internal diode.

Two switch types are available. Switch type number 1 is better suited for general purpose applications, while Switch type number 2 is better suited to low level or 'cold' switching.

Both types feature high quality, instrumentation grade switch contacts and require a board area of only 0.2 x 0.33 inches (5.1 x 8.4 mm).

These relays feature internal mu-metal magnetic screens. Mu-metal has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction. Relays of this size without magnetic screening would be totally unsuitable for applications
where dense packing is required.

Initially, single pole versions only are available in this range but double pole versions will follow in the future.

 

 

Pickering Series 119

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

SoftCenter™ construction
• Smallest high voltage relays currently available
• Highest quality Instrumentation Grade vacuum reed switches
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• One or two switches in a single package
• 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
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• 3, 5 and 12 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 119 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 109P style of plastic package with an internal mu-metal magnetic screen which allows high packing density and are made using Pickering’s SoftCenter® construction.

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.

Application Note:
For stand-off voltages at the upper range of the specification; increases in the contact resistance at low signal levels may be observed. This is a characteristic of the switch. For new applications or for further information please contact our Technical department. Additional information is available on our website.

 

 

Pickering Series 131

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

• 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 SoftCentre construction.

Application Note:
For stand-off voltages at the upper range of the specification; increases in the contact resistance at low signal levels may be observed. This is a characteristic of the switch. For new applications or for further information please contact our Technical department.

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