Reed Relays and
Electronics India Limited
Manufacturer of Reed Switches, Reed Sensors and Reed-based products
Reed Relays and Electronics India Limited Incorporated in 1971

Level Sensing in Washing Machines and Dish Washers

Reed switches in Washing Machine level sensing
Washing Machine Water Level

Washing machines and Dish Washers have smaller reservoirs to hold various fluids that help the user in continuous easy running of these appliances. Washing machines need such reservoirs for holding liquid detergents used in the washing of the clothes, or fabric softener for the protection of the clothes. Dish washers user reservoirs for holding water softeners to reduce the hardness of the incoming water supply to help reduce stains on the dinnerware.

A window is usually given behind the door of these appliances, to check the level manually. With time, this window gets stained, and it is difficult to view the exact level. This is where a small foamed magnet on a spindle can be fixed to the reservoir cap, with a reed sensor mounted on the circuitry. This combination detects low levels in these tanks and the level readings are very repeatable.

When the reservoir reaches a near empty level, the reed sensor signals the processor which lights up an LED on the panel. Special reed sensors can be used to switch line voltages directly without the need for any step down.

Application Classification

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.

Position sensing Type

Position sensing Position Sensing type application When an application requires the end position of a movement sensed, or the sensing of a part when it Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020

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.

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