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

R5B Ultra-miniature Normally Closed SMD Reed Sensor

  • Drawing of R5B Normally Closed Reed Sensor
  • Drawing of R5B NC Reed Sensor Pad Layout
  • Drawing of R5B Reed Sensor Carrier Tape


5W Contact Rating. Normally Closed contact. Polarity Sensitive. Two sensitivity bands. Packed in Tapes for automatic assembly.



Does not require power for operation. Sputtered Ruthenium Contact. RoHS Compliant. Not ESD Sensitive.


These ultra miniature normally closed SMD reed sensors are built with an biasing magnet. As they are molded with pre-flattened leads, no shock is transferred into the device when SMD formation takes place. Various activating distances are available depending on the magnet and the AT band used. The sensors are tested 100% for Operate AT, Release AT, Contact Resistance and Variable Contact Resistance before packing. Opposing poles of magnet and sensor cause this normally closed sensor contact to release. Like poles do not cause a release. Choosing the right AT band, magnet strength, and operating axis, will restrict the number of operates and releases to one.

Cylindrical and Rectangular Magnets

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Actuation Distances for R5B NC Reed Sensors

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Contact FormB
Contact Rating (max)W/VA5.0
Switching Current (max)A0.35
Carry Current (max)A0.50
DC Switching Voltage (max)VDC100
Breakdown Voltage (min)VDC150
Contact Resistance (max)200
Insulation Resistance (min)Ω109
Capacitance (typ)pF0.2


Operate Time (max)ms0.35
Bounce Time (max)ms0.30
Release Time (max)ms0.15
Resonance Frequency (typ)Hz>2000
Operating Frequency (max)Hz500
Operating Temperature Range°C-40 to +140
Shock Resistance (½Sin wave for 11ms)G30
Vibration Resistance (10-2000 Hz)G20

Ordering Code

R5B-S-(Release Band Code)

Release Band Code

Examples: R5B-S-1 denotes R5B Normally Closed Reed Sensor with Gull-wing SMD formed leads, in 7-12 Release Band (AT).

Other Special Configurations: Lower Static Contact Resistance, Dynamic Contact Resistance Limit, Higher Insulation Resistance, Special Release Limits, Gold plated leads.

Usage Notes

Here are some of the recommended usage notes to ensure maximum durability of this product. The complete usage notes are available here.

Ampere Turn Selection

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Product Handling

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Reflow Soldering

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Manual Soldering

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Ferro-magnetic parts

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Reed Contact Protection Circuits

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R5B Ultra-miniature Normally Closed SMD Reed Sensor
R5B Normally Closed (NC) SMT Reed Sensors: 6.5mm body length, polarity sensitive, complete data sheet and technical specifications.
Brand: RRE
Manufacturer: Reed Relays and Electronics
Model: R5B
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