#Productronica Innovative reed relays.

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.

Pickering-Relays-High-VoltageThe 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 test 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 24 volt 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 new Series 119 is the industry’s smallest high voltage SIL Reed Relay for up to 3kV stand-off. This new relay is intended for voltages considerably higher than standard small SIL relays, ideal 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 12 volt operating coils. The 1 Form A, 1kV version has 4 pins on 0.15 inches (3.8mm) pitch, the same as the long established Series 109P. These can be stacked side-by-side for maximum packing density (all Pickering SIL Relays have full magnetic screening allowing side by side operation).

Pickering’s relays are available in Surface Mount, Single-in-Line (SIL), Dual-in-Line (DIL) and many other popular package styles. Their SIL range is by far the most developed in the relay industry with relays 75% smaller than many other relay manufacturers.

• To learn more about Pickering and their new Reed Relay ranges visit hall A1, stand 452 at productronica this November.

About Eoin Ó Riain

Sé Read-out iris uaithoibríoch, ionstraim agus stiúradh na hÉireann agus an "Signpost" a áit ar an idirlín! Read-out is Ireland's journal of automation, instrumentation and control and the Instrumentation Signpost is it's web presence.
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