Single Pole Reed Relays Up to 1 Amp switching - Very high packing density Stacking on 4mm x 4mm pitch
  • 3V, 5V or 12V coils
  • 1 Form A (SPST) Normally Open Energize to make relay
  • Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
  • Insulation resistance greater than 10¹²Ω
  • 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance for guaranteed performance
  • Highest quality instrumentation grade reed switches
  • Many benefits compared to industry standard relays. Learn more here >.
  • Highest packing density currently available

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The Series 120 reed relay range takes up the minimum board area making them ideal for very high density applications such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers. Requiring a board area of only 4mm x 4mm, these relays allow the highest packing density currently available.

Two switch types are available, a general purpose sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 15 Watts, 1 Amp (3 volt version) or 20 Watts, 1 Amp (5 & 12 volt versions) and a low level sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps.

These are the same reed switches as used in many other long established Pickering ranges but are orientated vertically within the package, allowing this high density. The small size of the package does not allow an internal diode. Back EMF suppression diodes are included in many relay drivers but if they are not, and depending on your drive methods, these may have to be provided externally.

While socketing relays is not normally recommended due to the risk of affecting contact resistance integrity, it is appreciated that sockets may sometimes be desired for ease of servicing/replacement, in the case of a relay being damaged or reaching the end of its working life.

The device has pins on a 2mm square pitch. There are suitable connectors available from some manufacturers, both SMD and Through Hole, that will allow these relays to be stacked in either a row or in a matrix on a 4mm pitch.

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Series 120

Download the Series 120 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 120 3D Models

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

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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
(DC/AC peak)
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Stand-off Voltage
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