New 10W reed relay suits high-density applications

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New 10W reed relay suits high-density applicationsPickering Electronics has added a new 10W-rated reed relay to its successful 4mm2 product family which features devices that occupy a PCB footprint of only 4mm × 4mm, facilitating the highest packing density currently available. Series 122 relays measure 12.5mm in height and are rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W. 3V and 5V coils are available.

Fast operate and release times, typically 150us or less, make Series 122 relays well suited for high-speed test systems such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers. The 1 Form A (SPST) Normally Open (NO) Energize-to-make devices feature highest quality, instrumentation-grade sputtered-ruthenium switches and plastic packages with internal mu-metal magnetic screening to avoid the risk of magnetic interaction issues in densely packed applications. Devices have an insulation resistance of greater than 1012Ohm and are 100 per cent tested for dynamic contact resistance to guarantee performance.

Comments Graham Dale, technical director at Pickering Electronics says: “The Series 120 – our first 4mm2 product – was launched with a switching rating of up to 1A at 20W and a height of 15.5mm. Last year, the Series 124 reduced this profile to 9.5mm but with a slightly lower rating of 0.5A at 5W. This new Series 122 device, therefore, fills the gap, providing customers with the flexibility they need to design in a product that exactly matches their requirements.”

For ease of servicing/replacement, relays maybe socketed using SMD or through-hole sockets. However, care must be taken to mitigate the risk of affecting contact resistance integrity.

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