Reed Relay range available for up to 10kV stand-off

2nd October 2015
Siobhan O'Gorman


Pickering Electronics have expanded their Reed Relay range to include three new series that all offer higher packing densities. The series 67 and 68 dry Reed Relay range for up to 10kV, and the series 119 Micro-SIL range for up to 3kV.

The series 67 and 68 Reed Relay range are available for up to 10kV stand-off, 7.5kV switching, with an option of either PCB or flying lead switch connections. Similar in specification to the long established series 60/65, these new relays are manufactured in a SIL format using former-less coils which dispense with the more usual coil supporting bobbin allowing a smaller package than similar rated devices.

The relays are suitable for high voltage transformer and cable tests and some electro-medical applications such as defibrillators. The unusual package design of this relay also presents some interesting packing possibilities for high density applications, such as multiplexers and matrices in instrumentation and test systems.

5, 12 and 24V coils are available as standard, and other voltages can be supplied to special order, as can variations in the lead length of the series 68 range.

The latest series 119 is the industry’s smallest high voltage SIL Reed Relay for up to 3kV stand-off. This relay is intended for voltages considerably higher than standard small SIL relays, suitable for cable and backplane testers and mixed signal ATE.

1 Form A, 2 Form A and 1 Form B versions are available with either 3, 5 or 12V operating coils. The 1 Form A, 1kV version has four pins on a 0.15” pitch, the same as the long established series 109P. These can be stacked side-by-side for maximum packing density.


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