Standex Electronics' library of technical papers will help design engineers learn all about reed switch characteristics and features, as well as specifications for magnets needed to activate reed switches. Handling and load precautions for using reed switches in sensor and relay applications are covered in detail, including load switching and contact protection, and protection circuitry.Reed switches' hermeticity lends itself to more switching applications than any other switching device, and these technical papers discuss just a selection of application examples revealing the incredible diversity of use for the reed switch. An overview on reed switch selection and packaging includes Reed Switch Sensor selector guide to help arrive at the best choice. Also discussed are reed relay applications, which are growing rapidly in response to their ability to switch signals as low as femtoamps and nanovolts. Material is continuously added and updated to ensure that our library of technical papers are kept current with the latest product innovations. Customers are encouraged to explore and download these technical papers as needed. Don't find what you're looking for in our library?