New reed relays add to high-performance portfolio

14-11-2022 | Pickering | Power

Pickering Electronics will exhibit at electronica 2022 and launch a new version of its high voltage Series 104 SIL/SIP reed relay family with optional electrostatic shielding between the switch and the coil, helping to minimise noise between the coil drive and high voltage circuits. Further parts with electrostatic shielding are planned for early 2023.

Also, on display at the show will be other recently launched products comprising Series 113RF miniature, coax reed relays for RF signal switching up to 3GHz, and high-voltage, long-life Series 67 SIL dry reed relays are rated up to 200W and with up to 10kV stand-off, 7.5kV switching, ideal for big physics, EV battery testing and medical applications.

Commented Keith Moore, CEO at Pickering Electronics: “When used correctly, a reed relay is a superbly reliable device. The switch contacts are hermetically sealed, so do not suffer from oxidation or contamination that affects electromechanical devices with their open contacts. Pickering is always pushing at the edges of technology to get more performance in a smaller package.”

The company provides over 1000 standard reed relays and is continuously innovating. The company pioneered magnetic screening to prevent relays stacked nearby from affecting close neighbours. It also invented SoftCenter Technology to alleviate any stress on the reed switch, increasing reliability. And the company has created some of the smallest devices available with its ultra-high density 4mm2 1amp switching products that stack on a 4mm x 4mm pitch, enabling the highest packing density currently known in the industry.

electronica 2022, booth 161, hall A3, 15-18 November 2022.


By Seb Springall