New high-precision reed switches target additional market segments

30-01-2015 | Littelfuse | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Littelfuse has released the MACD-14 and MASM-14 Series, a high-precision extension of its reed switch product line. (The MASM-14 is the surface-mount version of the MACD-14.) The reed switches have close-differential characteristics that benefit user applications with space limitations and strict requirements for accuracy. In addition, the MACD-14 and MASM-14 Series allow circuit designers to enjoy enhanced layout and design flexibility, says the company.

“The close-differential characteristics of the MACD-14 and MASM-14 Series allow us to serve new market segments that require high-precision sensing at a competitive price,” said Gwenn Gmeinder, business development manager, Littelfuse. “These switches are ideal for level and proximity sensing in water pump, brake fluid reservoir, windshield washer fluid level and small appliance applications.

“As design footprints and components continue to shrink, many of our customers are challenged by the very limited travel space available for the magnet to both activate and de-activate the reed switch or sensor. The close differential of the MACD-14 and MASM-14 Series allows our customers do more with less space and less budget.”

The MACD-14 reed switch and MASM-14 surface-mount reed switch are available in three different models and in minimum order quantities of 250. The MASM-14 is also available with tape and reel packaging.

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