Very high density 10 Watts switching reed relay

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

Pickering Series 116 Reed Relays

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

• Plastic package relay with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Reed Relay takes up the minimum of board area, conserving PCB space
• Reed switches feature sputtered ruthenium contacts making them ideal for low level or "cold" switching applications
• Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 ohms
• 5V or 12V coils with optional internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance
SoftCenter construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade reed switches

The Pickering Series 116 is a range of Single-in-Line (SIP) reed 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 reed relays 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.