Custom reed switch design

Paul Boughton

Reed Switch Developments Corp (RSDC) has expansion of its in-house development and manufacturing capabilities to include small (< 25 pieces), mid-sized and larger quantity custom reed switch designs, with production lead times as short as 10 business days.

RSDC magnetic reed switches offer fast-acting, high-reliability performance. The switches are free from mechanical wear and are hermetically sealed, ensuring years of reliable service within demanding environments. Most assemblies are also UL recognised and RoHS/REACH compliant.  

Magnetic reed switches from RSDC are available in SPST, with choice of NO or NC contacts; and SPDT configurations. 

Customers may choose from a variety of reed materials with varying sensitivities and wattages (0.25W – 100W). A wide selection of available case materials includes, but is not limited to, Celanex, Celcon, Lexan, Epoxy and Valox. Aluminium, stainless steel and brass housings are also available for more extreme applications.

Custom RSDC actuators are also available with a large selection of permanent magnets, mating with the switch. This includes custom moulded magnets, configured to meet user-specific mounting and operational requirements. Various wire and cable options are also available, with the most popular insulating materials in 18-26 AWG sizes. Connectors can also be supplied, including AMP, Molex, JST, Packard, threaded, weather sealed, snap lock, lug, and other types.