New to Reed Switches or Reed Sensors? This Help and Support section gives detailed information and Usage Notes on using Reed Switches, Reed Sensors, and Magnet Sensors. Usage Notes cover Ampere-Turn selection, Effects of Temperature on Reed Switches and Reed Sensors, Precautions on forming Leads, Reflow and Manual Soldering, High current and Ultrasonic Welding, Potting and Encapsulation, and Magnet Selection.
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More Reed Switch Help topics such as Magnet Operating Characteristics, and types of magnets for various applications are also covered. A contact protection lists simple circuits that protect and extend the life of Reed Switches when used in applications having inductive, capacitive or light bulb loads. A glossary section with meanings to the most widely used reed switch related terms is also available.
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This Usage Notes section helps in the highlighting the various process steps that Reed Switches go through and how to handle them as safe as possible
Aug 27, 2020
Operating Characteristics of a Reed Switch
When a Reed Switch is actuated by a permanent magnet, the ON-OFF region differs depending on the type and OAT of the switch, and size and power of the ...Continue reading
Sep 4, 2019
In general, there are four families of magnets available commercially. Factors such as operating temperature, demagnetizing effects, field strength... ...Continue reading
Nov 4, 2020
Actuating a Reed Switch
In all systems, magnet and reed switch must be brought to within a specific distance of each other. This distance will vary in accordance with the sen ...Continue reading
Sep 9, 2020
Reed Contact Protection Circuits
When a reed switch is to be connected to an inductive load or a load where surge current or in-rush current flows (such as a capacitive load or a lamp ...Continue reading
Aug 31, 2020
Level Sensing Circuits
Reed Switches and Reed Sensors are used along with resistors or special reed sensors with an integrated resistor on PCBs to give out a potentiometric ...Continue reading
Sep 5, 2019
Reed Switch Test Procedure
Sample circuits for measurement of ampere turn values and static contact resistance of reed contacts. Test coil and reed switch should be vertical, or ...Continue reading
Nov 11, 2020
Reed Switch Life Tests
Information on life testing reed switches. A life test is a destructive test conducted to ensure the reliability of reed switches for different combin ...Continue reading
Sep 5, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a Reed Sensor ? How does a Reed Switch work ? What magnetic force is required to close a Reed Switch ? What are the advantages in using Reed ...Continue reading
Feb 9, 2024
Glossary on Reed Switches, Reed Sensors and Magnets
We have added an alphabetical list of Glossary terms used in the Reed Switch and Reed Sensor business as a quick reference. Clicking the alphabets bar ...Continue reading
Feb 9, 2024