Pickering Electronics SIL/SIP reed relays handle higher continuous carry currents to 3A

The Series 100 HC high power SIL/SIP reed relay from Pickering Electronics is rated for 1A switching at up to 40W and up to 3A continuous carry current. 

Featuring high-quality instrumentation-grade switches with sputtered ruthenium contacts, Series 100 HC relays suit low level or ‘dry’ switching applications.

Series 100 HC high power SIL/SIP reed relays feature an internal mu-metal screen to minimise issues that would otherwise be experienced due to magnetic interaction when they are closely stacked. Devices are available with 5, 12 or 24V coils with optional internal diode and with one or two switches in a single package.

These high power SIL/SIP reed relays suit high power applications and can be used as an alternative to mercury wetted reed relays. 

Kevin Mallett, technical specialist at Pickering Electronics, said: “The Series 100HC offers over double the coil resistance of other similar products and the continuous carry current specification of three amps can be increased in pulsed current applications. The higher coil resistance also results in reduced heating giving Series HC reed relays a thermal EMF performance less than 10-microV.”

Pickering Electronics was formed more than 50 years ago to design and manufacture high-quality reed relays, intended principally for use in Instrumentation and test equipment. Pickering says its single-in-line (SIL/SIP) range offers devices 25 per cent the size of many competitors. These small SIL/SIP reed relays are sold in high volumes to large ATE and semiconductor companies throughout the world. 

The privately owned Pickering Group comprises three electronics manufacturers: reed relay company Pickering Electronics; Pickering Interfaces, designers and manufacturers of modular signal switching and simulation products, and Pickering Connect which designs and manufactures cables and connectors. 

Go to http://www.pickeringrelay.com

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