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
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Switching Current

Switching current of a reed contact, measured in Amperes, is the maximum current a reed contact can switch. Subjecting a reed contact to a higher current can cause a weld or early failure. The switching current of a reed contact can range from as low as 1 fempto-amp up to 5A using special contact materials. When switching current of a reed contact is at its maximum specified limit, the arcing happening during operation will degrade the contact and consequently shorten the life.

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