Small HV reed relay offers excellent low-level performance

16-03-2020 | Pickering | Power

Pickering Electronics has launched what is claimed to be the industry’s smallest high voltage relay. Housed in the miniature SIL/SIP package, new Series 131 reed relays measure just 12.5mm x 3.7mm and a height of 6.6mm and provide a minimum stand-off of 1500V.

Offering a choice of 3V, 5V or 12V coils, with optional internal diode, the relays are provided in the 1 Form A (energise to make) SPST N.O. configuration and can switch up to 0.7A, 10W. Devices are perfect for cable testers, mixed-signal/semiconductor testers, backplane testers, high voltage instrumentation, in-circuit test equipment or other HV applications.

Commented Keith Moore, CEO, Pickering Electronics: “Pickering Series 131 miniature SIL reed relays utilise vacuumed, sputtered ruthenium reed switches which have a superb low-level performance, making them an excellent choice where a wide range of signals are involved. The range is based on our long-established Series 113 style of plastic package that incorporates an internal mu-metal magnetic screen to enable high packing density, and Pickering’s SoftCenter® construction which protects the reed switch.”

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