Reed Switch Basics

Utilized across countless industries and applications, a Reed Switch is a small electromechanical device having two ferromagnetic reeds hermetically sealed in a glass envelope. When brought into a magnetic field the reeds will close, creating a switching function.

In this whitepaper, readers will learn all about the basics of this powerful technology–from structures and materials to operating characteristics and more.

Reed Switch Basics covers:

  • What is a Reed Switch?
  • Reed Switch Basic Structure
  • Reed Switch Lead Material -Ruthenium
  • Reed Switch Lead Material –Iridium
  • AT Ranges
  • Basic Parameters
  • Reed Switch Operating Characteristics
    • Pull-in / Drop-out
    • Hysteresis
  • Reed Switch Parameters

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