Reed Switches and Reed Sensors in Digital Fishing Reels
Digital Fishing reels are an improvement over the standard, well-proven fishing reel and rod used for winding and stowing a fishing line. Generally, fishing rod and reel assemblies are either held by hand, or mounted on to the rail of boats. In either cases, the line is thrown in, then locked, after which a “bite” makes the reel start unwinding again.
With Reed Sensor based digital fishing reels, the advantages are that the user know the length of the line in the water, and can get a audio-visual alarm when a fish “bites”. Such fishing reels equipped with reed sensors to generate pulses on rotation of the handle directly help equate to the length of the fishing line which is also the depth of the water before the “bite”. The same signal is also used to generate a signal which turns a buzzer on. Reed Sensors also do not require power for operation and are very suitable for battery operated applications such as this.
Applications are classified as Position Sensing, Pulse Counting, Electromagnetic or Relay, Temperature Sensing or Magnet Biasing types. This application is classified as follows and the link gives more information on best practices to help select the most suitable AT band and matching magnet.
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 our intention is to ensure end product durability and life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict any of our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in this application are listed below.
R2 Standard size SMD Reed Sensor
|Omni polar, normally open (NO), 19.5 mm SMD and low-profile SMD pitch, 10 W...Continue reading|
MM-1018 Micro Miniature Reed Switch
|This is durable and reliable, Form A type 10.0 mm Micro Miniature reed switch...Continue reading|
MS-106 Reduced Miniature PCB Mountable Reed Sensor
|Omni polar, normally open (NO), epoxy encapsulated, 15.2 mm PCB mountable pin pitch, capable...Continue reading|