Reed sensors in weather proof electronics
The IP67 Code or the International Protection Marking states standards for weather proof electrical and electronic enclosures to ensure that they withstand sweat, fingerprints, dust and water. This is also a certification standard that helps users be very sure about the extent their mobile devices can be used in moisture or water. Such enclosures are IP67 rated, and devices such as smart phones, music players, and others need to use special buttons which work reliably even under water.
Since IP67 rated housings are sealed off from the atmosphere, Reed Switches and Reed Sensors, which are hermetically sealed, are the ideal solution as they can be mounted inside the enclosure, free from the external water and dirt. A tiny sliding or push mounted magnet on the outside of the housing can be fitted to trigger them. These kinds of reed switches are also used in underwater cameras and flashes
The Reed Switches and Sensors used in such applications need to be robust, durable and efficient in meeting a high life expectancy. Our engineers work hard in life testing our products under various conditions, and we want to ensure that the the end product has a long working life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in weather proof IP67 housings are listed below.
R5 Ultra-miniature SMD Reed Sensor
|Click thumbnails to view actuation distances Highlights ♦ Omni-polar ♦ 5.0W Contact Rating ♦...Continue reading|
RM-1318 Reduced Miniature Reed Switch
|Features Release AT Configurable. Ruthenium contact. 13.0 mm Glass length. Normally Open. Inert gas...Continue reading|